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Line of Work: A Gallery Exhibition of Portraits by Phil Cantor

2019-06-27T13:58:59-04:00May 10th, 2019|art photography, creative, Essex County, fine-art photography, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Personal, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Studio|

Opening June 1st, my latest personal art project will be on view at The Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway in Montclair, NJ.  "LINE OF WORK" is a series of portraits highlighting the jobs that we choose for ourselves and how they shape us into who we are. The exhibit consists of over 40 portraits of working men and women who live or work near my studio in Montclair. I am drawing a straight line from this [...]

Maine coast: Exploring with a camera

2018-08-24T12:52:30-04:00August 27th, 2018|art photography, Maine, Photography, photography tips, travel|

One morning this summer, while everyone slept late, I went out with my Panasonic Lumix GX8 to fish for photographs during my travels this summer to Blue Hill, Maine. The fog had rolled in with the tide, and before it burned off as the sun came up, I made some photographs trying to capture the ruggedness, the isolation and quiet of the landscape. I opted for black and white, even though the waves had brought [...]

Hiking in the Italian Alps

2018-08-23T14:22:46-04:00August 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

2018-08-06T16:46:16-04:00August 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. [...]

Why you should print your photographs…BIT ROT

2017-12-15T15:29:27-04:00December 18th, 2017|art photography, Photography, photography tips|

Bit rot is a term that refers to the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on various forms of storage media. It’s a serious problem for pretty much anything that is digital or online etc.