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Montclair Oktoberfest 2018

2018-10-09T15:03:02+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Montclair, New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Special Events|

Wow, what a turn out for this year's Oktoberfest in Montclair, NJ! All because of the 5,500 of you that made it out a few weeks ago to Lackawanna Plaza in downtown Montclair for the annual festival. Oktoberfest in Montclair is where you can eat good food, drink good beer, listen to music AND, as usual, the PHIL CANTOR PHOTOGRAPHY PhotoBooth/Studio was there. The goal has always been to take the silliest photos of [...]

2018 Bicycle “Tour De Montclair”

2018-10-10T10:10:14+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Biking, Montclair, New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Special Events|

The 2018 bicycle “Tour De Montclair” was held this past weekend starting at Lackawanna Plaza. Phil Cantor Photography was there to share the fun with all the bike riders with our "Pedal Portrait Project"! It was a photo booth designed so bikers and pedestrians alike could come and get their photo taken.  It was hilarious. Whole families turned out, some with infants in baby seats, there were mountain bikes, road bikes, one-of-a-kind bikes, and [...]

Maine coast: Exploring with a camera

2018-08-24T12:52:30+00:00 August 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+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. [...]