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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. [...]

A Montclair Kimberley Academy tradition…

2017-12-12T16:10:44+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Essex County, Montclair Kimberley Academy, New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, seniors, Students|

I have been photographing the graduating class of high school seniors from Montclair Kimberley Academy for over two decades. I photograph every kid individually and then, for one shot, the kids pile onto the football bleachers for a fun take of the entire class. While the photograph is quite simple, the logistics are complicated. I need to use the tallest tripod I own in order to get a head-on view of everyone, I set up [...]