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Hiking in the Italian Alps

2018-08-06T17:12:05+00:00 August 13th, 2018|art photography, Hiking, Italy, Photography, travel|

Montclair, NJ Family Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: I hiked in northern Italy two years ago and I fell in love with it. So, I returned again this summer to an area so far north in Italy that it might as well had been in Austria. In fact, the dominant language is German, the food is hearty with sausages, the architecture is Teutonic and the scenery looks like it is right our of The Sound of Music. [...]

Cafe Life: Quintessential Paris

2018-08-06T16:46:16+00:00 August 6th, 2018|art photography, Italy, Paris, Phil Cantor, Photography, travel|

Montclair, NJ Family Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: Ah, the world of the French cafe. Sit at little round tables for hours with your espresso cup or a glass of wine and watch the world go by. I was in Paris last month and I got to sit along with the Parisians, but I took photographs.  Hemingway, Modigliani, Picasso, Nin spent time sketching, reading and arguing at Les Deux Magots or La Rotonde or Cafe des Flores. [...]

Time Lapse Family Portrait

2018-07-30T16:48:20+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Bergen County, Family portraits, Phil Cantor, Studio|

Montclair, NJ Family Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: Time Lapses. Time passes. The Lee family from Bergen County arrived at my studio with an interesting idea. They had taken a family portrait 15 years ago, by another photographer, that they wanted to recreate. The challenge was to capture the family in the studio as they appear TODAY ... in the same positions from 15 years ago! I consulted the original photograph in order to position [...]

Ariane’s Kitchen & Bar…in pictures!

2018-06-06T17:32:38+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Phil Cantor|

Montclair, NJ Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: The Montclair Art Museum's asked me to photograph local chef Ariane Duarte, the owner of Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona, New Jersey. The Culinary Institute of America graduate has competed on TV's Top Chef, Iron Chef and Cook Your Ass Off.  For the Museum, she prepared a demonstration meal for the MAM's fundraising gala and I was commissioned to photograph it.  Photography, according to my mentor Arnold Newman, is 1% inspiration and [...]

Come Down to Get Down at Montclair’s Music Festival!

2018-05-04T12:39:20+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Phil Cantor|

Enjoy FREE live music and entertainment TOMORROW at Montclair's Music Festival!   The festival is happening right in front of my studio on Lackawanna Plaza this Saturday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, from 12PM-8PM. The Montclair Center Stage will celebrate the tradition of Montclair Music with TWO stages of the best, young, emerging local talent.   Be sure to swing by my FREE photobooth for silly, fun photos with your family & friends! For more information, click here!