Southern New Jersey

Making Art from Scrap Since 2016

2024-02-06T12:57:33-05:00February 6th, 2024|

There is no better place to master composition than a challenging environment. The best challenging environment I've worked in is the Airplane and Automotive Graveyard right here in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Since 2016 it has been my pleasure to work with the owners of this unique location to let photography groups learn how to make art out of scrap.

The Pine Barrens as a Metaphor

2020-06-14T08:01:20-04:00June 14th, 2020|

How A Landscape Can Be More Than Just Terrain Photographs of a flat landscape like the New Jersey Pine Barrens made with very wide angle lenses tend to be more about the sky than the landscape. I've photographed quite a few scenes like this one under all sorts of dramatic skies and now tend to photograph more intimate scenes. More trees, less [...]

A Pine Barrens Ruin

2019-03-11T15:06:51-04:00March 10th, 2019|

Every picture tells a story, but which one? Of all the ghost towns in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Amatol may be the strangest. Hastily built in 1917 during World War I, the town's sole purpose was to staff a munitions factory. At one point Amatol had a population of over 7000 people with churches, a YMCA, speedway, movie theater and more. [...]