Category: photography and art

Adventures in photographing the landscape along with posts that explore issues effecting art and artists.

A Literary April Fool

Jane Austen received a letter today from the Prince Regent, the future King George the IV. Considering its royal stamp, she probably opened it right away.

Barbecue and the Petrified Dogs

Instead of researching, I’ve watched this and thought you like it, too.

An Unexpected Turn

The only real map we had was an old photograph showing the Outerbridge Crossing, a marina that may or not still exist, and Perth Amboy refineries across the Arthur Kill.

Booya for Everyone!

Certain American dishes are best made for a crowd. Take, for instance, Brunswick stew and booya. They’re brewed most often in the fall, with a traditional base built on whatever a hunter brings home.

National Put People to Work Week

As we head into the next two bloody months, we could use some semblance of faith we’ll pull through together in one piece.

A Good Reason to Cheat

I don’t have time to write and cook today because I’m half way down I 95. Instead, I pulled from the archive a post about politicians campaigning at state fairs.

Scoping Out Our Off the Grid Options

We all agreed that the hollow below would make a perfect place to live if ever the world descends into dystopian reality.

Points of Light

Maybe it’s that we’ve learned how to accept life now. Maybe, in some manner, we’re figuring out how to patch together a shade of what was once our daily routines. Or maybe it’s this, from the philosopher Jeff Goldblum. Whatever has happened, small moments of grace have surfaced–some of wonder and others of blessed normalcy.

Droning at the Beach

Tom lives to photograph. I’m nothing if I can’t untangle lives that went before us. I think for us both, Dead Horse Beach is a portrait of brutal carelessness, giving up its ghosts with each low tide. That it draws so many to it–Tom and me, for instance–in wonder of its past and what it teaches us today is a reason to celebrate all the ugliness strewn across the sand.

Droning with Tom: He Goes It Alone

What I love about these particular set of drone photographs is that they show the beauty of the living landscape.