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14 Sep 2017

Business Hall of Fame Inauguration

­The inaugural event for the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame will be held by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the Ryland Inn on Th­ursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:00pm. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the interests of the Hunterdon County business community through business resources, economic & workforce development, leadership development, tourism, philanthropy, and the promotion of civic, educational, cultural and economic interests of the region. The Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame was established […]

13 Sep 2017
MONKEYS

Seeing monkeys do …

Monkey see, monkey do?  Maybe not such bad advice, depending on what the monkeys are doing.  

12 Sep 2017
CICADA

CICADA

I came across this guy during a walk this weekend and boy, did he look exhausted.  After 17 years underground you get one big chance to party.  That must be why they are always singing. Summertime is the right time if you are a cicada but there is no encore, no second chance.  You hatch, you prep, you play and then … well, we try not to think about that, but at least you don’t have to worry about your […]

11 Sep 2017
GREEN POWER GLASSES

Ready for Monday?

Harry starts every week with total focus.  Of course, he has his krypton glasses to give him an advantage. It’s his super power (and for sale for only $9.95 at the Fireman’s Carnival). I don’t have a set of krypton glasses (yet) but I have a nice hot cup of coffee and am eager to dive into the week.  I believe I can focus as well as Harry. I start with short bursts.  I figure that if I put all […]

08 Sep 2017
STEPS

Steps to Candid Photography

When you think about it, there are a lot of steps to just about everything.  The most immediate task may be pretty straight forward, but chances are there are a lot of steps leading up to it. Candid photography seems simple enough.  In many ways it is, just point and shoot. Sometimes that works just fine, but not often.  Candids are uncontrolled,  As a photographer you can’t pose your subject, because then it’s not candid.  But you can control how […]

06 Sep 2017
BOULDERING

Climbing

Sometimes it’s a bare-knuckle climb to the top, one finger grip at a time.

05 Sep 2017
CUSTOME ALLOY

Thriving

As part of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Hall of Fame project I had the opportunity to video interview Adam Ambielli, one of the owners of Custom Alloy in High Bridge, NJ.  Adam graciously took me on a tour of the plant and allowed me to take photos to go along with the video. This is truly a heavy industry but it isn’t a smoke stack factory.  Custom Alloy shapes and refines metal products for industry, from […]

04 Sep 2017
ECOLOGY FLAG

Envision-Plan-Implement

Frenchtown enjoyed two simultaneous events Labor Day Weekend that perfectly exemplified the envision-plan-implement process. A local art and performance venue, Art Yard, provided a street parade of colorfully dressed bird people, while the Frenchtown Business and Professional Association held its Riverfest event, celebrating the town, the arts and the river.  Both were a vision of the organizers who planned and implemented their events flawlessly and with joy exhibiting the perfect model for any business.   Think it, plan it, do […]

31 Aug 2017
MICHAEL FLOOD - Trooper Tuber

Trooper Tuber

Often it’s the simplest images that can be the most memorable and most fun.  Frequently though, it takes a higher level of skill, thought and imagination to create that simple image.  Think Apple.  Its advertisements are always clean, simple and effective.  That doesn’t happen by accident. The image shown above by Michael Flood, is one of the 63 images that make up the Summer on the Delaware project on display in my studio this weekend.  Michael is a craftsman, an […]

30 Aug 2017
REVIVAL CONSTRUCTION

Foreground

Revival Construction, a family run construction company based in Flemington, creates beautiful, new, yet rustic houses as well as renovations throughout the region.  It is well known for its quality and people always speak glowingly of working with them. On a recent shoot we wanted to get a few exteriors and I noticed a small patch of wildflowers in a nearby field and  thought about how they would make a great foreground for the shot.  Positioning myself behind them way […]