2021 Field Gallery Show

Produced during our shared Covid-19 constrained life, these new photographs reflect in part my personal Covid-19 consciousness. The Black and White, A Mind of Winter photographs were produced with Wallace Stevens's poem, The Snow Man, vividly in mind. The color, Seasons photographs also reflect a sense of shaken certainty about things as they appear. My gilded vellum prints continue a project undertaken a few years ago in pre-Covid-19 times.

  • The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens ©1921

    The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens ©1921

    The context for the Black and White photographs in this year's exhibition.

  • A Mind Of Winter, Priester's Pond, 2021

    A Mind Of Winter, Priester's Pond, 2021

    A view through frozen branches across Priester's Pond in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Cold A Long Time, Brookside Farm, 2021

    Cold A Long Time, Brookside Farm, 2021

    A stone wall meanders frozen through the fields of Brookside Farm in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • The Nothing That Is, Hoft Farm, West Tisbury, 2021

    The Nothing That Is, Hoft Farm, West Tisbury, 2021

    Winter tree at Hoft Farm in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Shagged With Ice, Priester's Pond, 2021

    Shagged With Ice, Priester's Pond, 2021

    Wind blown freezing rain and snow coat at Priester's Pond in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • The Sound of The Land, Tashmoo Overlook, 2021

    The Sound of The Land, Tashmoo Overlook, 2021

    Blowing Snow at Tashmoo Overlook on Martha's Vineyard, MA

  • The Sound Of The Wind, Brookside Farm, 2021

    The Sound Of The Wind, Brookside Farm, 2021

    A blustery day at Brookside Farm in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Summer, Allen Farm 2020

    Summer, Allen Farm 2020

    A hot Summer's day view over the Allen Farm sheep pasture to the Atlantic Ocean in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Fall, Priester's Pond, 2020

    Fall, Priester's Pond, 2020

    A cacophony of Autumn color at Priester's Pond in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Winter, Quansoo, 2021

    Winter, Quansoo, 2021

    A Winter day at Quansoo beach in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard

  • Spring, Nat's Farm, 2021

    Spring, Nat's Farm, 2021

    The vibrating colors of Spring at Nat's Farm in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA

  • Autumn Light, Chrysler Building, N Y, NY, 2021

    Autumn Light, Chrysler Building, N Y, NY, 2021

    A uniquely framed, 4x7 inch gold leaf gilded vellum print of New York City's iconic Chrysler Building bathed in Autumn light.

  • Ancient Way Mystery, West Tisbury, 2021

    Ancient Way Mystery, West Tisbury, 2021

    A uniquely framed, 5x7 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of an abstracted scene along an Ancient Way in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Cherry Blossoms,  Central Park, NY, NY, 2015

    Cherry Blossoms, Central Park, NY, NY, 2015

    A uniquely framed, 7x5 inch gold leaf gilded vellum print of the view across New York City's Central Park Reservoir at cherry blossom time.

  • FlatIron Building, New York, N Y, 2021

    FlatIron Building, New York, N Y, 2021

    A uniquely framed, 4x7 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of the Flatiron Building at 23rd St. and Fifth Ave. in New York City.

  • The Guardian, Lucy Vincent Beach, 2013

    The Guardian, Lucy Vincent Beach, 2013

    A uniquely framed, 5x7 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of the recently destroyed dune pinnacle at Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, MA

  • Liberty Haven, Vineyard Haven, 2009

    Liberty Haven, Vineyard Haven, 2009

    A uniquely framed, 5x7 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of the wooden sailboat Liberty in a Vineyard Haven boatyard on Martha's Vineyard, MA.

  • Lone Tree, Quansoo,  2017

    Lone Tree, Quansoo, 2017

    A uniquely framed, 6x6 inch silver leaf gilded vellum print of a lone tree on a winter day at Quansoo on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Snowy Pines, IndianHill, 2010.jpg

    Snowy Pines, IndianHill, 2010.jpg

    A uniquely framed, 6x7 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of blustery day in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard, MA..

State Of Flux - Covid-19 Consciousness

Wherever I was during the pandemic I could feel people's uncertainty and apprehension about what was happening and what might yet happen. The anxiety was palpable and it was almost as if I could perceive in the atmosphere. Looking at New York City's familiar skyline in the spring, it was as if these collective feelings of uncertainty were emanating from the city itself. It was like the certainties about life we had faith in, our architecture of beliefs, could come undone. Later in the year, though better informed about what the pandemic actually was, this atmospheric condition persisted. The familiar landscapes and activities of summer and fall in Massachusetts were also filtered through it. I expect this condition will continue for a while. These photographers are visual interpretations of my experience.

  • State Of Flux, The View Downtown, New York City

    State Of Flux, The View Downtown, New York City

    New York City skyline seen through my Covid consciousness mind set.

  • State Of Flux, Midtown, New York City Skyline

    State Of Flux, Midtown, New York City Skyline

    New York City skyline seen through my Covid consciousness.

  • State Of Flux, Tremors 1, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    State Of Flux, Tremors 1, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    This normally busy Hudson River crossing shore with heavy traffic most days. During the early days of the pandemic, traffic slowed to a trickle yet the bridge seems to reflect the state of flux most people were in at that time.

  • State Of Flux, Tremors 1, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    State Of Flux, Tremors 1, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    My black and white version of Tremors 1.

  • State Of Flux, Tremors 2, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    State Of Flux, Tremors 2, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    This normally busy Hudson River crossing shore with heavy traffic most days. During the early days of the pandemic, traffic slowed to a trickle yet the bridge seems to reflect the state of flux most people were in at that time.

  • StateOfFlux, Tremors 3, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    StateOfFlux, Tremors 3, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    This normally busy Hudson River crossing shore with heavy traffic most days. During the early days of the pandemic, traffic slowed to a trickle yet the bridge seems to reflect the state of flux most people were in at that time.

  • State Of Flux, Suspended, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    State Of Flux, Suspended, George Washington Bridge, NYC

    This is how I felt, Suspended between what was before and the uncertainty of what was unfolding with Covid-19. I imagine those traveling across the bridge had, to some degree, the same feeling.

  • State Of Flux, Nobska Light 1, Falmouth, MA

    State Of Flux, Nobska Light 1, Falmouth, MA

    Like the other photographs in this portfolio, the subject is seen through my Covid consciousness

  • State Of Flux, Harbor View, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Harbor View, Martha's Vineyard

    Covid consciousness view of the Vineyard Haven Harbor.

  • State  Of  Flux, Norton Point, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Norton Point, Martha's Vineyard

    In my Covid consciousness frame of mind, things just didn't seem to stay fixed! Familiar routines were now suspended. Social reality was somehow precarious, so why not the visual world? One of my favorite place on Martha's Vineyard was now subject to my exploration of this notion.

  • State Of Flux, Makonikey Head, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Makonikey Head, Martha's Vineyard

    In my Covid consciousness frame of mind, things just didn't seem to stay fixed! Familiar routines were now suspended. Social reality was somehow precarious, so why not the visual world? One of my favorite place on Martha's Vineyard was now subject to my exploration of this notion.

  • State Of Flux, Social Distance, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Social Distance, Martha's Vineyard

    So strange! For most of us, social distancing has been a default behavior this year. This couple setting up on the beach in Edgartown, were undecided about where to sit.

  • State Of Flux, Family Play 2, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Family Play 2, Martha's Vineyard

    What a strange life for parents! Nothing normal about going to the beach this year. Negotiating social distancing and beach capacity restrictions was challenging, but more significant were their consequences for children's natural desire for social interaction.

  • State Of Flux, Sunset Ghost 1, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Sunset Ghost 1, Martha's Vineyard

    Photographing sunset at the beach is routine, except this pandemic year. A hand-held long exposure captured an eerie moment.

  • State Of Flux, Hoft Farm, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, Hoft Farm, Martha's Vineyard

    A favorite barn to photograph succumbed to my Covid state of mind as was transformed.

  • State Of Flux, The Ag Hall 1, Martha's Vineyard

    State Of Flux, The Ag Hall 1, Martha's Vineyard

    Nothing was normal this summer! The major event of the normally busiest week of August, The Agricultural Fair, was cancelled. All I could do, as did others was drive by and reside in the hazy memories conjured by the vision of the main exhibition hall.

2020 Field Gallery Show-Martha's Vineyard

This is a portfolio of photographs in my 2020 Field Gallery Show on Martha's Vineyard.

  • A Day's Work, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard

    A Day's Work, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard

    A commercial fishing boat at work between Aquinnah and Noman's Island south of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Dinghy, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

    Dinghy, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

    Taken in a Covid-19 state of mind, this dinghy's reality is somewhat in flux as it floats in Vineyard Haven harbor.

  • Makonikey Head, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

    Makonikey Head, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

    This North shore landmark in West Tisbury seen through my Covid-19 state of flux mindset as the sun sets.

  • Norton Point, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

    Norton Point, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

    Another North shore West Tisbury landmark as I saw it deep in a Covid-19 state of flux.

  • Quitsa Sunset, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard

    Quitsa Sunset, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard

    Looking out over Quitsa Pond during an April sunset.

  • Reflection, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

    Reflection, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

    The hull of a boat reflected in Vineyard Haven harbor offers a contemplative abstract.

  • Spider Web, Tashmoo Farm, Martha's Vineyard

    Spider Web, Tashmoo Farm, Martha's Vineyard

    Late day light illuminates a large spider's web at Tashmoo Farm in Vineyard Haven.

  • What Remains, Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard

    What Remains, Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard

    Having seen better days, an old skill rests peacefully in the dunes on the North Shore.

  • Winter Silence, Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard, 2020.jpg

    Winter Silence, Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard, 2020.jpg

    Snow blankets the west side of Lake Tashmoo on a January Sunday morning.

  • AutumnPalette, Tashmoo Martha's Vineyard, 2020 -7x5GVP-2020.jpg

    AutumnPalette, Tashmoo Martha's Vineyard, 2020 -7x5GVP-2020.jpg

    A uniquely framed, 7x5 inch gold leaf gilded vellum print of Autumn on the west side of Lake Tashmoo.

  • Before Sunset, Pilot Hill, Martha's Vineyard, 2020

    Before Sunset, Pilot Hill, Martha's Vineyard, 2020

    A uniquely framed, 10x15 white gold leaf gilded vellum print of sunset at Pilot Hill on the north shore of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Japanese Maple, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

    Japanese Maple, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard

    Japanese maples are in a class by themselves! This one caught my attention this November. It is a 7x5 inch vellum print gilded with white gold. An Autumn spectacle!

  • Morning Fog, Tashmoo, Farm, Martha'a Vineyard, 2020

    Morning Fog, Tashmoo, Farm, Martha'a Vineyard, 2020

    A uniquely framed, 10x15 inch gold leaf gilded vellum print of foggy Tashmoo Farm.

  • Solitude, Squibnocket, Martha's Vineyard, 2020

    Solitude, Squibnocket, Martha's Vineyard, 2020

    A uniquely framed, 5x7 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of a solitary tree on the cliffs above Squibnocket beach.

  • To The Beach, Mink Meadows, Martha's Vineyard, 2020

    To The Beach, Mink Meadows, Martha's Vineyard, 2020

    A uniquely framed, 7x5 inch white gold leaf gilded vellum print of the autumn colored pathway to the beach at Mink Meadows.

A Sacred Place. An Exhibition at the Vineyard Playhouse on Martha's Vineyard opening October 5, 2019

A SACRED PLACE

This group of photographs from a larger collection highlights an assemblage of small Romanesque churches gathered under the name, Basilica of Santo Stefano, in the northern Italian city of Bologna. Every spring for the past decade, my wife and I have travelled there for a few days, she for business, me to photograph and immerse myself in a city of friendly people, gritty cosmopolitan energy, remarkable art and architecture, and exceptional food and wine.

While I am no longer a practitioner of the faith of my childhood, the long, intense exposure to it has left a lasting familiarity with its history and symbols. These few photographs attempt to convey a small part of my time spent in this physical manifestation of them.

The church complex dates to the 5th Century and was founded at the location of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, whose worship was brought to the north of the Italy by the Romans. Since its founding, but especially during the Crusades, the site has been a destination for pilgrims. It was once known as “Jerusalem in Bologna” because many religious symbols built into the architecture of the site, as well as the religious artworks collected there, represented sacred places in the Holy Land. In the 12th Century, the various small churches, some built with Roman and Greek era columns were incorporated into a single complex in the Romanesque style of the period. Renaissance and Baroque styles influenced later additions and renovations.

Sitting low at the narrow side of the uneven triangular piazza that bears its name, modest Santo Stefano is open to the sky in the neighborhood in which it is located. This place of worship has been at this location for over 1500 years and for centuries before was a place of worship for practitioners of pre-Christian faiths. When I first encountered it, I felt the pulse of its history and culture. I was enthralled. My first impressions of the setting are captured in two photographs; “Mysteries of Faith” and “Spirito Santo” from 2009. They took over a year to find their ultimate photographic expression as I repeatedly recalled and relived their initial impact. Other expressions of my experiences there took shape more quickly though each photograph is infused with my fascination with the place. Selective and soft focus, overlayered textures and variable camera angles are some of the ways I have photographically interpreted my experiences there.

Over centuries, the people of Bologna and pilgrim visitors have engaged in acts of preservation and reconstruction of the symbols that comprise the story of their faith. Santo Stefano has been made and remade by the devoted and skilled hands of these people.

Michael R. Stimola, October 5, 2019

  • Across Centuries

    Across Centuries

    Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Roman era and 11th century columns. Some brick columns were part of the Roman 5th century site of a temple to the goddess, Isis.

  • Altar and Pulpit

    Altar and Pulpit

    The 11th century Church of the Holy sepulcher alter and pulpit.

  • Pilgrim's Gate

    Pilgrim's Gate

    A view from a small devotional side chapel into Pilate's Courtyard.

  • Chapel Reflections.jpg

    Chapel Reflections.jpg

    A chapel visitor is reflected in a chapel door along Pilate's Courtyard.

  • Church of Santa Croce

    Church of Santa Croce

    11 Century origins. The cruciform design of this small church, once known as Calvario, represents Calvary and purportedly once housed a fragment of the Holy Cross in the space above the altar.

  •  Holy Crucifix Church

    Holy Crucifix Church

    Church of the Holy Crucifix. Once known as the Church of Saint Stephen, it's original 8th century form was redesigned in the 11 century. It's principal feature is the 17th century crucifix hanging over the main altar.

  • Cloister and Well

    Cloister and Well

    The 11th century Cloister of the Celestines. The origin of the well is undocumented, but is thought to be the site of the original source of water for the church. It may also be the location of the original temple to Isis, a water goddess, that was at the location prior to the 5th century. It may also symbolize the river Jordan in the Holy Land.

  • Cloister Shadows

    Cloister Shadows

    Visitors walking under the porticoes of the 11th century Cloister of the Celestines.

  • Column and Cross

    Column and Cross

    The Cross of Saint Agila from the 6th century and an 11th century Medieval Column in the Church of Saints Vitale and Agricola.

  • Holy Sepulcher Cross

    Holy Sepulcher Cross

    The high altar cross in the 11th century Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Holy Sepulcher

    Holy Sepulcher

    This crypt represents the the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. It once contained the remains of Saint Petronious, the patron saint of bologna. It is reported that for centuries, pregnant Bolognese women circled the tomb 33 times, the age of Christ, in a ritual designed to bless their unborn child. They would then visit the nearby Madonna Chapel to offer prayers to complete the ritual.

  • Honoring Saints

    Honoring Saints

    Built to honor two Roman-era Bolognese martyrs, the 8th century Church of Saints Vitale and Agricola was filled in with debris by a 15th pope who was angered by rumors that the remains of Saint Peter were buried there, which attracted pilgrims away from Rome. The church was restored seventy years later.

  • Madonna Chapel

    Madonna Chapel

    This 11th century chapel is the terminus of the early Holy Sepulcher ritual by pregnant Bolognese women and is still devotional site.

  • Mysteries Of Faith

    Mysteries Of Faith

    11th Century Basilica Santo Stefano from the west end of Piazza Santo Stefano.

  • Pagan Altar

    Pagan Altar

    A pre-Christian altar in the 8th century Church of Saints Vitale and Agricola.

  • Piazza Santo Stefano

    Piazza Santo Stefano

    Basilica Santo Stefano from the 15th Century Palazzo Isolani.

  • Pilate's Basin

    Pilate's Basin

    An 8th Century Lombard stone basin resting on a 16th Century pedestal in the 11th Century Pilate's Courtyard.

  • Pilate's Courtyard

    Pilate's Courtyard

    The view west toward the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Pilate's Courtyard.

  • Sacred Tree

    Sacred Tree

    An olive tree, a symbol of faith and peace and reconciliation outside the the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

  • Saint Peter's Rooster

    Saint Peter's Rooster

    The symbol of Saint Peter's Denial under the porticoes of Pilate's Courtyard.

  • Spirito Santo

    Spirito Santo

    A symbol of faith above the Churches of the Holy Crucifix and Holy Sepulcher.

  • Veiled Priests

    Veiled Priests

    Priests walking along the Cloister of the Celestines behind a construction debris screen.

2019 Field Gallery Show - Martha's Vineyard

  • End Of Season

    End Of Season

    Mooring Balls hauled out for the season in Lobsterville on Martha's Vineyard

  • Thick Enough

    Thick Enough

    Skaters and their faithful companion on Duarte's Pond in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard

  • Gray Skies, Winter Trees

    Gray Skies, Winter Trees

    The wide reach of bare trees on a winter day at Tisbury Meadow on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Winter Still Life

    Winter Still Life

    Snow falling on a classic barn at Honey's Farm in West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard.

  • March Moonlight

    March Moonlight

    March Moonlight illuminates a field on State Road on Martha's Vineyard.

  • White Water

    White Water

    Reflected sunlight on a falling tide at Stonewall Beach on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Autumn  Harmony

    Autumn Harmony

    Autumn colors framed by smooth water and flowing clouds at James Pond on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Tranquility

    Tranquility

    Time passes on a peaceful morning at Quansoo on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Quicksilver Trees

    Quicksilver Trees

    Winter trees reach for sunlight in West Tisbury's Indian Hill on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Rising Tide

    Rising Tide

    Subtle January color on a rising tide at West Chop on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Race In Motion

    Race In Motion

    Sailboat race in Vineyard Haven Harbor on Martha's Vineyard.

2018 Field Gallery Show - Martha's Vineyard

  • Waterline, West Tisbury, MA, 2018

    Waterline, West Tisbury, MA, 2018

    Late winter snow and rain flooded a small pond in the Makonikey section of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Clouds And Ripples, PriestersPond, West Tisbury, MA,  2017

    Clouds And Ripples, PriestersPond, West Tisbury, MA, 2017

    Abstract forms converge in reflections at secluded Priester's Pond on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Once A Dock, Eel Pond, Edgartown, MA,  2016

    Once A Dock, Eel Pond, Edgartown, MA, 2016

    These posts are all that remain of an old dock used by commercial shell fishermen and recreational boaters on Eel Pond on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Reaching Across, Priester's Pond, West Tisbury, MA, 2016

    Reaching Across, Priester's Pond, West Tisbury, MA, 2016

    A tree branch is silhouetted against frozen Priester's Pond on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Autumn Dream, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA, 2017

    Autumn Dream, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA, 2017

    Soft, sunset light illuminates the sky and ocean at Lucy Vincent Beach on a balmy Autumn evening on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Winter Sun 1,  Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA, 2017

    Winter Sun 1, Lucy Vincent Beach, Chilmark, MA, 2017

    Late day winter sun illuminates south-facing Lucy Vincent Beach on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Thick As Chowder, Lagoon Pond, Oak Bluffs, MA, 2017

    Thick As Chowder, Lagoon Pond, Oak Bluffs, MA, 2017

    Fog and rain do not deter clammers in Lagoon Pond on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Horizon 1, Tisbury Great Pond, West Tisbury, MA, 2017

    Horizon 1, Tisbury Great Pond, West Tisbury, MA, 2017

    A slow panning motion reveals abstract forms created by soft, morning light on Tisbury Great Pond on Martha's Vineyard.

Europe 1

  • Santa Maria della Salute, Venice 2006

    Santa Maria della Salute, Venice 2006

    The dome of the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute from the Hotel Flora with Desdemona's Pallazo Contarini-Fasan between. Venice 2006

  • The Terrace, Venice 2006

    The Terrace, Venice 2006

    A view from the Hotel Flora, Venice 2006

  • Time and Water, Venice 2006

    Time and Water, Venice 2006

    A small canal in a neighborhood near Santo Giovanni E Paolo showing the imact of age and high water. Venice 2006

  • Grand Canal, Venice 2006

    Grand Canal, Venice 2006

    View from the Rialto Bridge, Venice 2006

  • Venice Detail 1, Venice 2006

    Venice Detail 1, Venice 2006

    Details of a bridge railing, steps and building facade, Venice 2006

  • Venice Detail 2, Venice 2006

    Venice Detail 2, Venice 2006

    Every gondola has a unique ferro, Venice 2006

  • San Marco Basilica, Venice 2006

    San Marco Basilica, Venice 2006

    A night view of San Marco Basilica from across the Piazza, Venice 2006

  • Ponte de Arts, Paris 2007

    Ponte de Arts, Paris 2007

    A twilight view of the Ponte de Arts from the Seine, Paris 2007

  • Behind the Scene, Paris 2007

    Behind the Scene, Paris 2007

    A view from behind the main alter at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris 2007

  • Rear Window, Paris 2007

    Rear Window, Paris 2007

    A night view of an apartment on the Rue Jacob, Paris, 2007

  • Conifers and Flowers, Paris 2007

    Conifers and Flowers, Paris 2007

    Spring in the gardens of Notre Dame, Paris 2007

  • Peek-A-Boo, Paris 2008

    Peek-A-Boo, Paris 2008

    An antuque bookstall at the Les Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market, Paris, 2008

  • Montmartre View, Paris 2008

    Montmartre View, Paris 2008

    Rue Du Cardinal Guibert at the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Paris 2008

  • Napoleon's View, Paris 2008

    Napoleon's View, Paris 2008

    View of the Eiffel tower from Boulevard Des Invalides near Naploeon's tomb. Paris 2008

  • For Therese Requin, Paris 2007

    For Therese Requin, Paris 2007

    An imagined view of Emilie Zola's Therese Requin's night time torments. Paris, 2007

  • Outsider, Bar Continental, Paris 2008

    Outsider, Bar Continental, Paris 2008

    Night scene at the Bar Continental Rue Jacob, Paris 2008

  • Stairway to Heaven, Paris 2008

    Stairway to Heaven, Paris 2008

    View from the rear of Catherdal Saint Germain-des-Pres Paris, 2008

  • Toward Saint Germain, Paris 2008

    Toward Saint Germain, Paris 2008

    Roof tops from Paris hotel looking toward the Catherdral Saint Germain-des-Pres 2008.

  • Notre Dame, Paris 2007

    Notre Dame, Paris 2007

    Notre Dame from the Arab Institute, Paris 2007

  • Shadows Rua Da India, Lisbon Portugal 2009

    Shadows Rua Da India, Lisbon Portugal 2009

    Shadows cast on buildings on Rua Da India in the Belem neighborhood, Lisbon Portugal 2009

  • Palace Tower Strairway, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Palace Tower Strairway, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Stairway to a tower in the Pena Palace Sintra, Portugal 2009

  • Palace Courtyard, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Palace Courtyard, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Courtyard in the Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal 2009

  • Beco Judiaria, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Beco Judiaria, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Residences in hilly old Sintra, Portugal, 2009

  • Blue Door, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Blue Door, Sintra Portugal 2009

    Blues door with flowers in Sintra, Portugal 2009

Europe 2

  • Pilgram's Rest, Rome 2010

    Pilgram's Rest, Rome 2010

    A pilgram finds time for contemplation in a quite corner of I St. Peter's Square, Rome 2010

  • Antigue Shop, Rome 2010

    Antigue Shop, Rome 2010

    One of many antique shops on Via Pelligrino, Rome, 2010

  • Umbria Vista, Castel del Piano 2010

    Umbria Vista, Castel del Piano 2010

    Sunset silhouttes at Villa Aureli, Castel del Piaon, Umbria 2010

  • Antique Urn, Castel del Piano 2010

    Antique Urn, Castel del Piano 2010

    Old olive oil urn at Villa Aureli, Castel del Piano, Umbria 2010

  • Private View, Castel del Piano 2010

    Private View, Castel del Piano 2010

    I guest room at Villa Aureli, Castel del Piano, Umbria 2010

  • Gate Post and Cedar, Castel del Piano 2010

    Gate Post and Cedar, Castel del Piano 2010

    A view from one of the many gates at Villa Aureli, Castel del Piano, Umbria 2010

  • Private View, Castel del Piano 2010

    Private View, Castel del Piano 2010

    I guest room at Villa Aureli, Castel del Piano, Umbria 2010

  • Casa Mila, Barcelona

    Casa Mila, Barcelona

    Gaudi's Casa Mila framed by a sidewalk tree. Barcelona 2012.

  • Chimneys, Paris 2007

    Chimneys, Paris 2007

    Chimneys on Rue Jacob, Paris, 2007

  • James Joyce in Paris, 2008

    James Joyce in Paris, 2008

    Interior courtyard doorway in James Joyce's Mouffetard neighborhood, Paris, 2008

  • Le Desespoir, Paris 2008

    Le Desespoir, Paris 2008

    Detail of JJ Perraud's sculpture, Musse d'Orsay, Paris 2008

  • Arab Institute, Paris

    Arab Institute, Paris

    The interior structure of the Arab Institute in Paris. 2007

  • Eiffel's Geometry, Paris

    Eiffel's Geometry, Paris

    The fine structure of the Eiffel Tower and what appears to be the moon behind it. 2007

  • Eiffel Tower Twilight, Paris

    Eiffel Tower Twilight, Paris

    Framed by garden trees, the Eiffel Tower illuminates the twilight sky in Paris. 2007

  • Pont Alexandre-Fame of War 2, Paris 2010

    Pont Alexandre-Fame of War 2, Paris 2010

    Detail of Pont Alexandre tribute to the Fame of War, Paris 2010

  • Pont Alexandre-Fame of War I, Paris 2010

    Pont Alexandre-Fame of War I, Paris 2010

    Detail of Pont Alexandre tribute to the Fame of War, Paris 2010

  • Pont Du Double and Notre Dame, Paris 2007

    Pont Du Double and Notre Dame, Paris 2007

    View from the Left Bank of the Seine, Paris 2007

  • Pont Alexandre-Louis XIV's France, Paris 2007

    Pont Alexandre-Louis XIV's France, Paris 2007

    Detail of the Pont Alexandre tribute to King Louis XIV, Paris 2007

  • Lover's Walk, Paris 2008

    Lover's Walk, Paris 2008

    End of the day, Rue Bonaparte, Paris, 2008

  • Outsider, Bar Continental Paris 2008

    Outsider, Bar Continental Paris 2008

    Bar Continental, Rue Jacob, Paris 2008

  • Crazy Mary's Dream, Queluz Portugal

    Crazy Mary's Dream, Queluz Portugal

    An entrance to Queen Maria 1st's (aka "Maria the Mad") 18th Century Palace in Queluz, Portugal 2009

  • Past Tense, Lisbon 2009

    Past Tense, Lisbon 2009

    Old Building in Belem district of Lisbon, 2009

  • Look! Lisbon Portugal, 2009

    Look! Lisbon Portugal, 2009

    In Baxia in downtown Lisbon, this couple were distracted by some street event as the boarded a trolley, even as those already aboard were unaware.

  • Shadow Tree, Cascais Portugal 2009

    Shadow Tree, Cascais Portugal 2009

    Shadows cast on plaza in Cascais, Portugal 2009

  • San Salute and Mooring Stakes, Venice 2006

    San Salute and Mooring Stakes, Venice 2006

    Night view of San Salute on the Grand Canal seen through mooring stakes, Venice 2006

  • Gondolas in Motion, Venice 2006

    Gondolas in Motion, Venice 2006

    Swaying gondolas off the Grand Canal, Venice 2006

  • Ferros, Venice 2006

    Ferros, Venice 2006

    Gondola Ferros, Grand Canal Venice 2006

Bologna, Italy

  • Two Piazzas

    Two Piazzas

    The Piazzas Maggiore and Netuno are aglow in late day light, Bologna 2011

  • Emergence 2

    Emergence 2

    2 Days later, cala lilies in full bloom at a flower vendor on Via Calzolarie. Bologna, 2012

  • Emergence 1

    Emergence 1

    Cala Lilies unfolding at a flower vendor on Via Calzolarie. Bologna, 2012

  • Palazzo dei Banchi

    Palazzo dei Banchi

    The Palazzo dei Banci on the east side of the Piazza Maggiore. Bologna, 2012

  • Museo Morandi, Bologna 2009

    Museo Morandi, Bologna 2009

    A view of the Museo Morandi, which houses the works of the 20th Century painter and honored son of Bologna, 2009

  • Gold and Blue, Bologna 2009

    Gold and Blue, Bologna 2009

    Sunlit building off Via Clavatore, Bologna 2009

  • Calling You, Bologna 2010

    Calling You, Bologna 2010

    In the court yard of the Academy of Music, Bologna 2010

  • Reno Canal, Bologna 2008

    Reno Canal, Bologna 2008

    The last of the city's Medieval canals visible from Via Piela, Bologna 2008

  • Moonrise Over Doves, Bologna 2008

    Moonrise Over Doves, Bologna 2008

    The moon rises above the old walled city, Bologna 2008

  • The Red City, Bologna 2006

    The Red City, Bologna 2006

    Known as the "Red City" for its rooftops and politics, Bologna seen from the Asinelli tower of the famous Due Torri, Bologna 2006

  • Shadows and Shutters, Bologna 2008

    Shadows and Shutters, Bologna 2008

    Afternoon sun casts tree shadows on a shuttered window in Largo Respigji, Bologna 2008

  • Open and Closed Via DePretti, Bologna 2007

    Open and Closed Via DePretti, Bologna 2007

    Shuttered residence on Via DePretti, Bologna 2007

  • Crociera-Cruising, Bologna 2009

    Crociera-Cruising, Bologna 2009

    Cruising the Via Santo Stefano, Bologna 2009

  • Strolling Strada Maggiore, Bologna 2008

    Strolling Strada Maggiore, Bologna 2008

    Strolling on Strada Maggiore, Bologna Italy 2008

  • The Flow of History, Bologna 2007

    The Flow of History, Bologna 2007

    Arcades of the 15th-16th century Casa Beccadelli on Via Santo Stefano. Strollers moving into the future and back to the past. Bologna 2007

  • Corte Isolani, Bologna 2007

    Corte Isolani, Bologna 2007

    Interior coutyard in the 15th Century Bolognini Palace. Bologna, Italy 2007

  • Corte Comunale, Bologna 2008

    Corte Comunale, Bologna 2008

    Visitors in the courtyard of the 15th century Municipal Palace. Bolognan 2008

Rome in Black & White

  • Fontana die Quattro Fiumi I -The Ganges, Rome 2010

    Fontana die Quattro Fiumi I -The Ganges, Rome 2010

    Fountain of Four Rivers, Piazza Navona, Rome 2010

  • Trinita Del Monte, Rome 2010

    Trinita Del Monte, Rome 2010

    The Church of the Trinita Del Monte overlooking the Spanish Steps, Rome 2010

  • Portal of Pope Alexander VII, Rome 2010

    Portal of Pope Alexander VII, Rome 2010

    The Portal of Pope Alexander VII, The Vatican, Rome 2010

  • Otavia's Portico II, Rome 2010

    Otavia's Portico II, Rome 2010

    Detail of Otavia's Portico, rome 2010

  • Headless Goddess, Rome 2010

    Headless Goddess, Rome 2010

    Headless Goddess in Borghese Gardens, Rome 2010

  • Otavia's Portico I, Rome 2010

    Otavia's Portico I, Rome 2010

    Detail of Otavia's Portico, Rome 2010

  • Colonna dell' Immacolota, Rome 2010

    Colonna dell' Immacolota, Rome 2010

    Watching over the Piazza diSpana, Rome 2010

  • Colosseum 1; The Past, Present, Rome 2010

    Colosseum 1; The Past, Present, Rome 2010

    Details of the upper tier of Rome's Colosseum, 2010

  • Colosseum III, Rome 2010

    Colosseum III, Rome 2010

    Detail of the Colosseum, Rome 2010

  • Colosseum II, Rome 2010

    Colosseum II, Rome 2010

    Detail of Colosseum, Rome 2010

Equus

  • Water Horse, 2011

    Water Horse, 2011

    Time and tide reveal actual and imagined Hudson River secrets, Edgewater, NJ, 2011

  • Restrained, 2010

    Restrained, 2010

    An antique carousel horse in Lafayette NJ.

  • Caged, 2010

    Caged, 2010

    A bird-caged toy horse at an antique shop in Lafayette NJ.

  • Equine Symmetry, 2010

    Equine Symmetry, 2010

    Grazing horses on Middle Road in Chilmark MA.

  • Herded, 2010

    Herded, 2010

    A collection of ceramic horses under glass in Lafayette NJ.

  • Glass Pony 2, 2010

    Glass Pony 2, 2010

    Glass pony and glass container illuminated in sunlit window in Saratoga Springs NY.

  • Duke of Stars, 2010

    Duke of Stars, 2010

    Duke, from New Hampshire, wears a consellation of stars at the 2010 West Tisbury MA Agricultural Fair.

  • Honey's Mule, 2010

    Honey's Mule, 2010

    Honey's farm in West Tisbury MA is the home to my favorite mule.

  • Startled

    Startled

    Antique toy horse startled by bright sunlight in Saratoga Springs NY.

  • Shelved, 2010

    Shelved, 2010

    Wooden toy horse awaiting buyer in Lafayette NJ.

  • The Shape of the Land, 2010

    The Shape of the Land, 2010

    Grazing horses at Nip N'Tuck Farm West Tisbury MA.

  • Harnessed, 2010

    Harnessed, 2010

    A pair of collectable toy horses, tagged and ready for sale in Lafayette NJ

  • Duest For Keith, 2010

    Duest For Keith, 2010

    Siblings at Blackthorn Farm in West Tisbury MA. A tribute to photographer, Keith Carter.

Era's End, Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard

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    1Eras_End_Intro2_052311

  • Era's End-Shadows and Memories

    Era's End-Shadows and Memories

  • Era's End-Proud Sisters

    Era's End-Proud Sisters

  • Era's End-Break Time

    Era's End-Break Time

  • Era's End-Weight Is Pay

    Era's End-Weight Is Pay

  • Era's End-The Lookout

    Era's End-The Lookout

  • Era's End-On Deck

    Era's End-On Deck

  • Era's End-Tied Off

    Era's End-Tied Off

  • Era's End-Making Ready

    Era's End-Making Ready

  • Era's End-Rigging

    Era's End-Rigging

  • Era's End-The Catch

    Era's End-The Catch

  • Era's End-Tending Nets

    Era's End-Tending Nets

  • Era's End-Rafted at the Dock

    Era's End-Rafted at the Dock

New Jersey Meadowlands

  • Phragmite Trails, Secaucus, NJ

    Phragmite Trails, Secaucus, NJ

    Acres of phragmites lined Mill Creek in Secaucus before the creek banks were reclaimed and turned into a town park. 2006

  • Snowy Willow, Leonia, NJ

    Snowy Willow, Leonia, NJ

    A February snow storm creates an etherial atmosphere in the newly rehabilitated Overpeck County Park along Overpeck Creek. 2013

  • Phragmite Vortex, Secaucus, NJ

    Phragmite Vortex, Secaucus, NJ

    Natures art work of phragmites fragments aligned around a old post stump after a fallen high tide in Mill Creek Park. 2006

  • Industrial Snow, Newark, NJ

    Industrial Snow, Newark, NJ

    An industrial site in transition blancketed in a January snow. 2011

  • The Bule Bench, Secaucus, NJ

    The Bule Bench, Secaucus, NJ

    A blue bench puncuates a snowy day along the rehabilitated Hackensack River at Laurel Hill Park. 2011

  • Hazardous Waste, 2006

    Hazardous Waste, 2006

    Hazardous waste on flatbed trailors awaiting transpot on the Passaic River, Harrison NJ.

  • Truck Depot, 2006

    Truck Depot, 2006

    The view east across a truck depot and railroad connection in Elizabeth NJ

  • Overpeck Creek, Leonia, NJ

    Overpeck Creek, Leonia, NJ

    A foggy Decemebr morning on the reclaimed Hackensack River estuary, Overpeck Creek. 2012

  • Power Plant Plume, 2005

    Power Plant Plume, 2005

    Looking north to the PSE&G power plant in Ridgefield from Mill Creek, Secaucus NJ.

  • Golf Course Development, 2005

    Golf Course Development, 2005

    Reclaimed garbage landfill being developed into a golf course, Lyndhurst NJ.

  • Concrete and Honeysuckle, 2006

    Concrete and Honeysuckle, 2006

    Honeysuckle amid concrete and rebar rubble at Mill Creek, Secaucus NJ

  • Decaying Piers and Pilings, 2006

    Decaying Piers and Pilings, 2006

    Foot prints and seagull's perch on old piers and pilings at Mill Creek, Secaucus NJ

  • Turnpike Underpass View, 2006

    Turnpike Underpass View, 2006

    A twilight view under the NJ Turnpike in Newark NJ.

  • Foundry Avenue Crossing, 2006

    Foundry Avenue Crossing, 2006

    Railroad siding crossing at Foundry Avenue in industrial Newark NJ

  • View To Jersey City, 2005

    View To Jersey City, 2005

    From Laurel Hill in Secaucus to Jersey City in the east.

  • Sewage Treatment Plant, 2005

    Sewage Treatment Plant, 2005

    Sewage treatment plant on Mill Creek, Secaucus NJ.

  • Concrete Plant, 2005

    Concrete Plant, 2005

    Concrete plant on the Hackensack River, Little Ferry NJ

  • NJ Transit Tracks, 2006

    NJ Transit Tracks, 2006

    NJ Transit railroad tracks and the NJ Turnpike at Laurel Hill, Secaucus NJ

  • Laurel Hill Draw Bridge, 2006

    Laurel Hill Draw Bridge, 2006

    Abandoned NJ Transit draw bridge at Laurel Hill on the Hackensack River in Secaucus NJ

  • Ghost Train, 2006

    Ghost Train, 2006

    Night freight train passing through Kearny NJ

  • Twin Bridges, 2006

    Twin Bridges, 2006

    Night view of NJ Transit and Route 9 truck bridges heading east into Jersey City NJ.

  • Fish House Road, 2006

    Fish House Road, 2006

    Night time traffic on Fish House Road, Kearny NJ

  • Trucks in Diner Light, 2005

    Trucks in Diner Light, 2005

    Long haul tractor traliers parked at the Skyway Diner under the Pulaski Skyway in Kearny NJ.

  • Container Storage Facility, 2005

    Container Storage Facility, 2005

    Transport containers stacked near Newark Liberty Airport.

  • Landscape Transformation, 2006

    Landscape Transformation, 2006

    Secaucus and Hudson County undertook the restoration of a landfill dump on Mill Creek to create a park.

  • Pulaski Skyway and Kearny Power Plant, 2006

    Pulaski Skyway and Kearny Power Plant, 2006

    The view west under the Pulaski Skyway toward Kearny from Jersey City NJ.

New York City 1

  • Parka Mystery, New York City

    Parka Mystery, New York City

    So, what happened here, at 33rd Street and 11th Avenue? 2009

  • 12th Avenue Abstract 2, New York City

    12th Avenue Abstract 2, New York City

    More puddles on the painted crosswalk reflect old-style street lights. 2008

  • 10th Avenue Abstract, New York City

    10th Avenue Abstract, New York City

    The diffussed llight of a nearby gas station casts an eerie glow on the blacktop roadway and painted crosswalk. 2004

  • 12th Avenue Abstract 1, New York City

    12th Avenue Abstract 1, New York City

    Puddles on the painted roadway reflect an old-style street light. 2008

  • Pas de Duex New York City

    Pas de Duex New York City

    Steel tree sculptures, dancing with each other, transform Madison Square Park across from the Flat Iron Buillding. 2007

  • Capa Reflection, New York City

    Capa Reflection, New York City

    Capa's iconic and controversial Spanish Civil War image reflecting the Empire State Building. 2007

  • Gathering Summer Storm, New York City 2008

    Gathering Summer Storm, New York City 2008

    A pedestrian dashes across Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.

  • Gallery Ghost, New York City

    Gallery Ghost, New York City

    Reflecting the economic downturn, a empty Chelsea gallery is filled with ghostly light, perhaps of abandoned artists. 2008

  • for Saul Leiter, New York City

    for Saul Leiter, New York City

    A 57th Street shopper caught in refracted light and reflections. 2009

  • 8th Avenue and 33rd Street, New York City

    8th Avenue and 33rd Street, New York City

    Sidewalk view from subway exit. 2008

  • Coco 57th Street, New York City

    Coco 57th Street, New York City

    A bus shelter advertisement reflecting a prime midtowm NYC marketplace. 2008

  • Night Walker, New York City, 2008

    Night Walker, New York City, 2008

    Solitary night walker on Vanderbuilt Avenue near Grand Central Station.

  • Crosswalk Anonymous 5, New York City

    Crosswalk Anonymous 5, New York City

    Early to work in a blur of motion...2006

  • Crosswalk Anonymous 4, New York City

    Crosswalk Anonymous 4, New York City

    Early to work in a blur of motion...2008

  • Crosswalk Anonymous 3, New York City

    Crosswalk Anonymous 3, New York City

    Early to work in a blur of motion...2008

  • Crooswalk Anonymous 2, New York City

    Crooswalk Anonymous 2, New York City

    Early to work in a blur of motion...2007

  • Crosswalk Anonymous 1, New York City

    Crosswalk Anonymous 1, New York City

    Early to work in a blur of motion...2008

  • Crosswalk Anonymous 1, New York City

    Crosswalk Anonymous 1, New York City

    Early to work in a blur of motion...2008

  • The City Below, New York City, 2005

    The City Below, New York City, 2005

    Twilight reflections at the Fifth Avenue entrance to Central Park.

  • Broadway and Worth Street, New York City 2008

    Broadway and Worth Street, New York City 2008

    11pm on rainy Broadway in TriBeCa.

  • Haig Scotch Whiskey, Brooklyn, NY 2008

    Haig Scotch Whiskey, Brooklyn, NY 2008

    At the Belleville Bistro, Park Slope.

  • Chrysler Building Fantasy, New York City 2008

    Chrysler Building Fantasy, New York City 2008

    The classic, iconic Chrysler Building.

  • Looking East, 42nd Street, New York City 2008

    Looking East, 42nd Street, New York City 2008

    The Chrsyler building from the New York Public Library.

  • East 57th Street, New York City 2008

    East 57th Street, New York City 2008

    Pre-WWII Building dominated by modern office towers.

  • Empire State Building, New York City 2007

    Empire State Building, New York City 2007

    Empire State building through a rare tree on West 33rd Street.

  • Reflections & Setbacks, New York City, 2008

    Reflections & Setbacks, New York City, 2008

    Buildings on East 40th Street Near Park Avenue South.

  • West 11th Street, New York City 2008

    West 11th Street, New York City 2008

    View East toward Washington Street past the old and new on the West side of Greenwich Village.

  • Westbeth Artist Complex, New York City 2008

    Westbeth Artist Complex, New York City 2008

    The Westbeth artists housing and studio complex, formerly a BELL Telephone Laboratory complex, on Bethune Street near Washington Street, Greenwich Village.

  • Flat Iron Memories, New York City 2006

    Flat Iron Memories, New York City 2006

    The iconic Flat Iron Building from Madison Square Park.

  • Wallenberg's Hope, New York City, 2006

    Wallenberg's Hope, New York City, 2006

    Memorial to Raul Wallenberg at the United Nations.