PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog en-us (C) 2010-2017 Peter Alessandria peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Tue, 23 May 2017 22:22:00 GMT Tue, 23 May 2017 22:22:00 GMT http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/img/s2/v59/u125671265-o1070368014-50.jpg PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog 96 120 Artists Who Inspire Me: Jack Quinn http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/artists-who-inspire-me-jack-quinn Every now and again, I like to feature the work of another Artist who's creativity inspires me. This month, I am pleased to showcase the work of Jack Quinn. Jack is a nationally recognized fine art painter and award winning wood craftsman with many first place and best-in-show awards to his credit. He often creates pieces that mix different materials, such as wood, metal and paper, and/or which utilize found items, whether from a yard sale or in the woods near his home. Jack's work is truly one of a kind. 

He recently placed second in the sculpture category at the Works in Wood National Juried Exhibition, and was a Best in Historic Category at The New Jersey State History Fair Art Exhibition. His paintings have been accepted in the Monmouth Museum's International Exhibition, the American Watercolor Society's Annual International Exhibition in New York City and the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition in New York City.  His work has been featured twice in The New York Times and today he is a highly sought after demonstrator, judge and lecturer.

This is what Jack has to say about his work:

Although I’ve been drawing and painting all my life, I was also a former systems engineer for Bell Labs.  I embrace the technical challenges that different media present to me.  My art is all about satisfying my personal aesthetic --  it doesn’t have to tell a story, it doesn’t have to accurately capture a scene, it doesn’t have to have a deeper meaning – it just has to look good!  And when I say good, I mean a design that pulls in the shapes, colors and textures that visually please me.  Every piece of artwork I produce comes from my imagination – beginning with a white piece of paper and nothing else – even for realistic work.  I conjure up a design and some textures and then figure out how I might lace them together – sometimes it takes on the form of real objects, sometimes not.  Although I do a lot of work on wood (because I love to use the grain as a design element), I am beginning to explore the use of metal and other found objects to drop into new designs.”

On a personal note, in addition to enjoying his unique and thought-provoking art, I would like to thank Jack for his commitment to the New Jersey Arts Association (formerly Millburn-Short Hills Arts Center). He’s not only an active exhibiting member, but he is also a great asset through all the service he does for the group. Much appreciated Mr. Quinn!

When Jack is not at home in Morris Plains, NJ with his family, he can be found roaming the regional countryside in search of raw materials and/or subject matter for his next project. Feel free to visit his web site at www.jackquinnart.com or e-mail Jack at designer124@optonline.net

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Jack Quinn art artist fine painter sculpture wood working http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/artists-who-inspire-me-jack-quinn Tue, 23 May 2017 20:56:23 GMT
"Your Daily Photograph" - Winning Selection - 5-19-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/-your-daily-photograph---winning-selection---5-19-17 Very excited that my photo "Shipwreck Bronx" is a Winning Selection in the "Disappearing" Photo Competition sponsored by "Your Daily Photograph". YourDailyPhotograph.com is presented each day by Daniel Miller, director of Duncan Miller Gallery, located in Santa Monica, Calif. Images from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Gursky, Richard Misrach, Andre Kertesz, Edward Burtynsky and other well-known photographers have appeared in "Your Daily Photograph" so it is quite an honor to have my work showcased in this way. You can see my photo in today's issue of "Your Daily Photograph" here.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Bronx Daniel Miller Duncan Miller Gallery New York City Santa Monica Your Daily Photograph bridge curator disappearing fine art photography moon night shipwreck water winner http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/-your-daily-photograph---winning-selection---5-19-17 Fri, 19 May 2017 20:18:01 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-17-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-17-17 Excited to have my aerial helicopter photo of The Flatiron Building featured as the "Photo of the Day " on the nycprimeshot Instagram page today. Thanks nycprimeshot for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Flatiron Instagram New York City Photo of the Day aerial building helicopter http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-17-17 Wed, 17 May 2017 20:45:00 GMT
New York Post - 5-13-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/new-york-post---5-13-17 Very happy to share that my photo of the May "Flower" Full Moon Over the Statue of Liberty from this past week 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 exciting to see my work in today's paper. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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I spend a lot of time chasing the moon around New York City. My goal is align the moon with well-known iconic NYC landmarks. In this case, the Statue of Liberty. Lot's of time goes into the planning and execution of these shots. Perfect alignment is necessary and sometimes days or preparation are wasted because of the weather. But when these shots work it is the greatest feeling in the world. Or maybe I should say, "Out of this World"!!!

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Flower Moon Lady Liberty New York City New York Post SOL Statue of Liberty full moon night supermoon http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/new-york-post---5-13-17 Sun, 14 May 2017 02:15:06 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 5-6-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-6-17 Excited to have my aerial photo of The Flatiron Building featured as the "Photo of the Day " on both the nycprime_ladies and ig_northamerica Instagram page today. Thanks nycprime_ladies and ig_northamerica for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details. IG_Day_5-6-17(1)Instagram Photo of the Day 5-6-17

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Flatiron Flatiron Building Manhattan New York City Photo of the Day http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/5/instagram-photo-of-the-day---5-6-17 Sat, 06 May 2017 21:15:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 4-29-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/instagram-photo-of-the-day---4-29-17 Excited to have my aerial photo of Midtown Manhattan at Night featured as the "Photo of the Day " on the ig_northamerica Instagram page today. Thanks ig_northamerica for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Empire State Building Instagram New York City Photo of the Day night http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/instagram-photo-of-the-day---4-29-17 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:45:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 4-25-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/instagram-photo-of-the-day---4-25-17 Excited to have my photo of the Sunset over Lower Manhattan featured as the "Shot of the Day " on the ig_beautifulamerica Instagram page today. Thanks ig_beautifulamerica for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Instagram Manhattan New York City Photo of the Day World Trade Center night sunset http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/instagram-photo-of-the-day---4-25-17 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:45:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 4-19-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/instagram-photo-of-the-day---4-19-17 Excited to have my photo of the Sunset over the World Trade Center featured as the "Photo of the Day" on the icapture_nyc Instagram page today. Thanks icapture_nyc for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Freedom Tower Instagram New York City Photo of the Day World Trade Center clouds orange sky sunset yellow http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/instagram-photo-of-the-day---4-19-17 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:15:00 GMT
Monroe Photography Club - 4-19-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/monroe-photography-club---4-19-17 I will be speaking at the Monroe Photography Club on Wednesday April 19, 2017, from 7-8:30PM. I will be discussing my career transition from lawyer to photographer, my New York City photos, and all things photography. This is a free event open to the public. All are welcome. The event will take place at the Monroe Community Center, 120 Monmouth Road Monroe Township NJ 08831, Room 109. Read more about the Monroe Photography Club on their website. Hope to see you there!

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Empire State Building Monroe New Jersey New York City fine art photography photography club speaking engagement http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/monroe-photography-club---4-19-17 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:48:08 GMT
Arsty.net - Four Photos Listed http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/arsty-net---four-photos-listed Excited to share that I have four photos listed on the Artsy.net website as part of the Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Arsty.net is one of the top websites and blogs related to fine art from around the world. With more than 500,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists, Artsy.net is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art. So it is exciting to have my art showcased there! Special thanks to John R. Math and the Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery for this wonderful opportunity to spread the word about my work! See all the photos here

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Empire State Building New York City Statue of Liberty artsy artsy.net fine art photography http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/arsty-net---four-photos-listed Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:45:42 GMT
New Jersey Art Association 2017 Member Show http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/new-jersey-art-association-2017-member-show Excited to announce that I have three pieces in the New Jersey Art Association's 2017 Member Group Art Show at the Overlook Hospital Art Gallery in Summit, NJ. The are 40 pieces by more than 20 artists in this year's show including paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage and photography. The Exhibition runs from April 8 - July 7, 2017. The Galley is open to the public and is located at 99 Beauvoir Ave. Summit, NJ, 07901. 908-522-2000. Hope you can make it down to see some great art! The New Jersey Arts Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists and promoting the visual arts in New Jersey. Find out more about this great organization here.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) New Jersey Arts Association New York City Overlook Hospital aerial art exhibition fine art photography gallery helicopter night http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/new-jersey-art-association-2017-member-show Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:45:00 GMT
New York Post - April 8, 2017 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/new-york-post---april-8-2017 Very excited to share that my photo of the Rainbow over New York City from this past week was published in the print edition of today's New York Post. The Post has the fifth highest circulation rate for a US newspaper with almost 500,000 daily readers so it is very cool to see my work in today's paper. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Freedom Tower NY Post New York City New York Post World Trade Center clouds rain rainbow http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/new-york-post---april-8-2017 Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:17:36 GMT
Daily Mail UK - 4-7-17 "NYC Rainbow" http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/publication---daily-mail-uk Excited to report that my New York City Rainbow photos got a six photo spread and article in the online edition of the UK's "Daily Mail" today. The print version of the newspaper has over 1.5 million readers every day so it is very cool to see my work being appreciated by overseas publications. You can read the full article and see the photos here. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Daily Mail Empire State Building Manhattan New York City UK rainbow http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/4/publication---daily-mail-uk Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:45:00 GMT
Positive Phil Show Interview http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/positive-phil-show-interview Thrilled to be able to share my interview with "Stay Positive" podcaster Positive Phil! Phil invited me to his show recently to discuss the joys and challenges of pursuing our dreams and overcoming the inevitable disappointments that creep in along the way. It's a great 30 minute interview on staying positive no matter what seems to be happening around us. You can listen here.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Positive Phil attitude award-winning bliss entrepreneur interview joy overcome disappointment photography positive stay postive success winning http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/positive-phil-show-interview Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:45:00 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 3-23-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/instagram-photo-of-the-day---3-23-17 Excited to have my photo of the full moon rising over the Statue of Liberty featured as the "Photo of the Day" on both the IG_NYCITY and NIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY Instagram pages today. Thank you guys for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details. IG_nightphotography_3-23-17IG_nightphotography_3-23-17

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Instagram New York City Photo of the Day Statue of Liberty blue full moon night supermoon water yellow http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/instagram-photo-of-the-day---3-23-17 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:30:00 GMT
Milky Way Photography Workshop - Princeton Photography Club http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/milky-way-photography-workshop I will be giving a workshop on how to photograph the Milky Way Galaxy on Monday March 20, 2017, from 7-9PM at the D&R Greenway Land Trust Preservation Center in Princeton, NJ. We will cover everything from picking the best location to camera settings to post processing of your photos. The workshop is sponsored by the Princeton Photography Club and advance registration is required. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us. Photos of all my Milky Way shots can be seen on my website: http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/milky_way_2016. Signed Limited Edition prints are available. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Milky Way Princeton Photography Club galaxy night photography sky stars workshop http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/milky-way-photography-workshop Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:00:00 GMT
"Abstracts" 2017 Juried Art Competition - FIRST PLACE, SECOND PLACE, Special Recognition Awards http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/-abstracts-2017-juried-art-competition Very excited to announce that two of my photo designs recently received awards in the "Abstracts" 2017 Juried Fine Art Competition sponsored by the Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery. My photo design "Abstract 3452_1" took FIRST PLACE in the Photography Category and SECOND PLACE OVERALL, while my photo design "Abstract 2136_1" received a SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD. The Exhibit received 887 entries from 36 different countries from around the world, so it is quite an honor to have my work recognized in this way. Special thanks to John R. Math and the Light, Space & Time Gallery for these Awards. Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Art Competition Light Space Time Second Place abstract art award design first place gallery winner http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/-abstracts-2017-juried-art-competition Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:30:01 GMT
Cara Jones Speaks Interview http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/cara-jones-speaks-interview Excited to announce that my interview with "People Living Extraordinary Lives" podcaster Cara Jones is up. Cara and I had a wonderful discussion about making new career choices and overcoming our negative thoughts and beliefs about who we are and what we can do. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with her. You can listen to the full interview here.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Cara Jones New York City fine art photography interview overcoming negative thinking photography podcast success http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/cara-jones-speaks-interview Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:28:02 GMT
"Your Daily Photograph" - Featured Selection - 3-7-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/-your-daily-photograph---featured-selection---3-7-17 Very excited that my photo "Carousel" is a Featured Selection in today's "Your Daily Photograph". YourDailyPhotograph.com is presented each day by Daniel Miller, director of Duncan Miller Gallery. Daniel specializes in important classic and contemporary photographic works of art. Images from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Gursky, Richard Misrach, Andre Kertesz, Edward Burtynsky and other well-known photographers have appeared in "Your Daily Photograph" so it is quite an honor to have my work showcased in this way. The Duncan Miller Gallery is located in Santa Monica, California.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Coney Island Daniel Miller Duncan Miller Emerging New York City Your Daily Photograph boardwalk carnival carousel contemporary fine art photography parachute ride selection sunset http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/3/-your-daily-photograph---featured-selection---3-7-17 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:19:56 GMT
Instagram Photo of the Day - 2-24-17 http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/2/instagram-photo-of-the-day---2-24-17 Excited to have my photo of the Coney Island sunset featured as the "Photo of the Day" on the IGS_AMERICA and IG_NORTHAMERICA Instagram pages. Thank you guys for the Feature! Signed Limited Edition prints of all my photos are available for purchase. Contact me for details.

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peter@peteralessandriaphotography.com (PETER ALESSANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY) Coney Instagram Island New York City Photo of the Day beach ocean red set sun sunset waves http://www.peteralessandriaphotography.com/blog/2017/2/instagram-photo-of-the-day---2-24-17 Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT