PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog en-us (C) 2010-2017 Peter Alessandria peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:34:00 GMT Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:34:00 GMT http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/img/s2/v59/u125671265-o1070368014-50.jpg PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog 96 120 Invited Speaker: Colegio Mayor de Bolivar http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/8/invited-speaker-colegio-mayor-de-bolivar I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to attend the Colegio Mayor de Bolivar's 4th Annual International Week in Cartagena, Colombia, South America. The conference with take place from Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2017. I am a featured speaker and will be discussing my photography and all things New York City. Colegio Mayor de Bolivar is a public institution of higher education whose mission is to advance the goals of "sustainable human development, based on the principles of equity and inclusion." I am honored to have been selected to participate in this year's conference and look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the attendees. Find out more about the conference on the College's Facebook page.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 8-10-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/8/instagram-photo-of-the-day---8-10-17 Excited to share that my photo of the Sturgeon full moon rising behind the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the loves_NYC Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 8-9-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/8/instagram-photo-of-the-day---8-9-17 Excited to share that my photo of the first quarter moon setting behind the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the click_n_share Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 8-7-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/8/instagram-photo-of-the-day---8-7-17 Excited to share that my photo of the first quarter moon setting behind the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the travelnyc Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 8-5-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/8/instagram-photo-of-the-day---8-5-17 Excited to share that my helicopter shot of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the what_I_saw_in_nyc Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photos of the Day - Fox TV NY http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/8/instagram-photos-of-the-day---fox-tv-ny Excited to share that two of my photos were featured on the Fox TV NY Instagram page this week. My aerial helicopter shot of the Chrysler Building and my photo of the moon setting behind the Statue of Liberty were both featured. Thank you Fox TV NY! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Artists Who Inspire Me: David Jacobson http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/7/artists-who-inspire-me-david-jacobson Every now and again, I like to feature the work of another Artist whose creativity inspires me. This month, I am pleased to showcase the work of David Jacobson. David is a personal friend and master glassblower based in Monteville, Maine.

From David’s website:

David Jacobson makes hand-blown and kiln-formed glass utilizing contemporary designs based in the Venetian tradition.  Jacobson makes brightly colored functional objects, such as bowls, glasses, vases and platters, and also sculptural objects.

"I employ contemporary colors with classical forms to create a unique expression in each piece. Texture and vibrant color combinations are vital; my pieces are meant to be touched and explored as well as viewed. For me, making glass is an honor.”

Born and raised in New York, Jacobson graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he first studied glassblowing. He has since studied with Lino Tagliapietra, Elio Quarisa,  Jiri Harcuba,  Davide Salvadore as well as other leading glass artists.  His work may be found in major collections, galleries, and shops around the country."

www.davidjacobsonglass.com

My interview with my friend:

1. Please introduce yourself

I was born and raised in White Plains, New York, a suburb of New York City. I have always been artistic, drawing and sketching and getting in trouble with it all throughout school. Fortunately, I was able to transform that doodling into a career as a professional cartoonist, freelancing as well as on staff for 18 years with a Gannett newspaper in White Plains.

2. How long have you been doing glass blowing and what got you started?

I first saw glassblowing my freshman year of college, and I knew that that was what I really wanted to do. So, I graduated from U of Minnesota in 1977 with a B.A. in glass, promptly quit, and began my cartooning career. I resumed in 1994, while working at the paper.  I would drive to Brooklyn, NY after work and on weekends to rent time in a public-access studio called Urban Glass.  I took classes there, as well as at the Corning Museum of Glass. I’ve been glassblowing ever since.

3. Who or what inspires your art?

I’ve been inspired by all sorts of glass artists, and mainly Italian glass.  It is beautifully intricate, finely crafted, well designed and never-ending in its ability to amaze me. I’m also inspired by textiles, animal markings,  and nature. I love my glass to have texture to it, as well as being pleasing to view.

4. What's ahead for you as an artist?

I have recently started carving glass to make sculptures, having learned this technique at The Corning Museum of Glass this past January. I am continuing that study this summer in Prague, where I will take a week-long class in this whole other way of working, called cold-working. It is not with blown glass but with large masses of glass that have already been cooled down. I am really excited about the possibilities.

5. How can people get in touch with you?

Please visit my website www.davidjacobsonglass.com or you can reach me by phone 914 715 6848 or email david@davidjacobsonglass.com

In addition to being a master glassblower, David teaches glassblowing and runs a small B&B in his home adjacent to his studio for people who like an extended experience. He welcomes individuals and corporate clients and can accommodate up to six people at a time in his glass studio. Please check out his website to get more information and to book a visit. Also please “Like” his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheDavidJacobsonGlass/

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 7-23-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-23-17 Excited to share that my photo of the sun setting behind the World Trade Center in NYC was one of four photos featured as the "Weekend Edition" of ig_NYC's Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - ABC TV NY - 7-22-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day-7-22-17 Excited to share that my photo of Central Park South/Manhattan was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the abc7NY Instagram page today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 7-17-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/7/instagram-photo-of-the-day---7-17-17 Excited to share that my photo of the Empire State Building was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the nyc_explorers Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed, Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Creative Quarterly - Runner Up - Issue 48 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/7/creative-quarterly---runner-up---issue--48 Excited to announce that two of my abstract designs were recently awarded Runner Up status in the Creative Quarterly Issue #48. Creative Quarterly is an international journal focussing on promoting the work of the creative community. Each quarterly journal represents current work in graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art from around the world. It is quite an honor to have my work recognized in this way. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my designs and photos are available for purchase and/or for commercial license. Contact me for details.

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Publication - New York Post - 7-5-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/7/publication---new-york-post---7-5-17 Very excited to share that my photo of the Fireworks by Grucci® New York City July 4th fireworks was published in the print and on-line edition of today's New York Post. The Post has the fifth highest circulation rate for a US newspaper at almost 500,000 daily readers so it is very cool to see my work reach so many people. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 6-30-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/instagram-photo-of-the-day---6-30-17 Excited to share that my photo of the Ellis Island fireworks over the Statue of Liberty was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the night_mania Instagram hub today. Thanks for the feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 6-29-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/instagram-photos-of-the-day---6-29-17 Excited to share that my photo of the Empire State Building was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the ABC 7 TV NY Instagram page today. Thanks ABC TV NY for the feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 6-29-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/instagram-photo-of-the-day---6-29-17 Excited to share that my photo of the lightning storm over NYC was featured as "Photo of the Day" on the worlds.photo Instagram hub this week. Thanks for the feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photos of the Day - 6-28-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/instagram-photos-of-the-day---6-28-17 Excited to share that a couple of my fireworks photos from the Fireworks by Grucci display over Fort Totten, NY, on 6-28-17 were featured as "Photo of the Day" on two Instagram hubs. nightphotography and nightsh00terz both featured my work. Thanks guys for the features! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Instagram Photo of the Day - 6-21-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/instagram-photo-of-the-day---6-21-17 Excited to share that my photo of the Double Rainbow Over NYC was featured as "Photo of the Day" on two Instagram hubs this week: icapture_NYC and ig_northamerica. Thanks guys for the features! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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Publication - The Telegraph UK - 6-22-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/publication---the-telegraph-uk---6-22-17 Very excited to share that two of my photos of the Amazing Double Rainbow Over NYC were published in the online edition of today's The Telegraph (UK). Very cool to see my photos reaching a global audience. The Daily Telegraph has the sixth highest circulation rate for a UK newspaper at almost 500,000 daily readers. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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On Monday June 19, 2017, a ferocious squall line moved thru the New York City area bring rain, high winds and thunderstorms. After being pummeled for nearly two hours, just before sunset there was a sudden break in clouds and the City was bathed in an-otherworldly glow of golden light. And then almost on cue an amazing, awesome, awe-inspiring double rainbow appeared over NYC. A complete 180 degree capsule of light engulfed the metropolis. Everyone around me slowly stopped what they were doing and fell silent. One person had tears in their eyes, and another brought his hands to his chest and started praying. Like most rainbows, it only lasted a few minutes. I've never seen anything quite like it but it has left a profound and lasting impression on me.

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Publication - New York Post - 6-20-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/publication---new-york-post---6-20-17 Very excited to share that my photo of the Amazing Double Rainbow Over NYC was published in the print edition of today's New York Post. The Post has the fifth highest circulation rate for a US newspaper at almost 500,000 daily readers so it is very cool to see my work reach so many people. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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2017 Member Show - NJ Arts Association http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/6/2017-member-show---nj-arts-association Excited to announce that two of my photos are official selections for the 2017 Juried Fine Art Exhibition Member Show sponsored by the New Jersey Art Association at the County College of Morris's Masten Art Gallery in Randolph, NJ. The Show includes 51 pieces from 31 talented artists and will run from June 5 - July 30, 2017. The address is Masten Learning Center Art Gallery, County College of Morris, 214  Center Grove Road, Randolph, New Jersey 07869. There will be an Opening Reception Thursday June 22, 2017, from 6-8PM. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Please come out to support the artists and enjoy some amazing work. Hope to see you there! The New Jersey Art Association is a non-profit group dedicated to supporting artists and advancing the fine arts in the State of New Jersey. Please visit their website for more information.

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