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Viking Village Arts & Crafts Show

Viking Village Arts & Crafts Show

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s been a crazy year, haven’t had a chance to shoot as many photos as I would have liked. I’ve been busy with my other business, Lutz Creative Group, LLC. I design and build websites. www.lutzcreativegroup.com  My wife, Shannon, and I are very much looking forward to this Memorial Day weekend and the Viking Village Arts & Crafts show. It’s always a great show and many great artists and crafters show their work. And, the weather looks great for...

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New Website Launches!

New Website Launches!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

After several months of work, I am finally launching my new website. Many hours went into uploading old and new photos. I hope you like the new look and the ease of use on mobile...

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First Photoshoot of 2012

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Easter Sunday my wife and I visited LBI for the first photoshoot of the year. Haven’t gone through all the photos yet, but there may be some keepers in there. If you want to keep up with my latests shoots and news, subscribe to my...

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Sugarloaf Arts and Crafts Festival

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

I have been accepted into the show. Very honored to be part of this juried show. It is celebrating its 35 Anniversary. The show is October 14, 15 and 16. Hope to see you there. For more information about the show visit the Events page of my...

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Beach Glass Notecards!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

By popular request we will be soon selling notecards with some of my beach glass photos. There will be four designs to a box with three of each design for a total of 12 cards and envelopes. You can preorder now. We are expecting they will be ready to ship to customers the first week of...

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Jersey Shore Fine Art Festival

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Many thanks to all that came out for the Jersey Shore Fine Art Festival. The weekend was a big success. Many folks stopped by my booth and many old friends too. Next festival is in Gaithersburg, MD. See my show schedule for more...

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Gaithersburg Fine Arts Festival

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Blog |

The jury selected me to be in the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Festival. It will be held in Gaithersburg, MD on June 25-26, 2011. For more information visit the Events Section of my website. Hope to see you...

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Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival 2011

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Just received my acceptance into the juried Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival. This is my third year in this festival which has been rated 45th in the top 100 festivals by Art Fair Sourcebook. If you are going to come to one show this summer, this is it. International as well as local artists. Hope to see you...

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New Camera

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m considering getting a new camera. If you have experience or an opinion on either the Canon 7D or Canon 5D Mark II. Please let me know. Each has it’s pros and cons. One is much nicer to my...

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Newsletter

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Sent out my latest newsletter with my latest photos that I shot, lately. How can you get on this incredible newsletter list? I’m glad you asked. Just visit the Newsletter section of my site and signup. The latest newsletter is in this section of the website so you can see what you’ll be getting. I went to LBI last Saturday in hopes of having a great photoshoot. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Very overcast. Made for lousy photos. Oh well, I’ll try...

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Barnegat Lighthouse Fine Art Sale

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Festival confirmations are starting to come in. I have been accepted into the Barnegat Lighthouse Fine Art Sale. This is my second appearance and we have a great location. Booth #36 which is at the end of the row  closest to Andy’s. The Festival is in the park area on the bayside of the lighthouse. The festival is on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 10:00am till 4:00pm. Hope to see you...

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No More Snow

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Turned the falling snow effect off on the website in hopes of kicking mother nature into doing the same. Worked 9 hours today. Yes it is Sunday. Looking very forward to my vacation. Hoping I can make it to...

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iPhone

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

First blog using the WordPress iPhone app. Wish I had something more exciting to write about. I have applied for several festivals and they are on my Events page. Nothing set in stone...

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Relaxing on LBI

Posted by on Aug 14, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

Didn’t do a full photoshoot this month, but did spend an incredibly relaxing week on LBI. My wife, stepson and I did a great deal of relaxing. While this is pretty old news at this point in the summer, the Chamber of Commerce used one of my photos for this summer’s Escape Guide. Grab one the next time you are on the island. Only shot a few photos this...

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Cape Cod

Posted by on Jul 3, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

July we headed to Cape Cod for our friend’s wedding. I of course brought my camera. Ended up filling shooting over 1,000 photos at their wedding. No, I am not a wedding photographer. I think there were some winners though. I also managed to shoot some non-wedding photos as well. I especially like Bottles 02. Also participated in the Harvey Cedars Arts Festival. It was oppressively hot, but still had a decent turnout. Thanks to all who braved the heat to...

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LBI Escape Guide

Posted by on Jun 12, 2010 in Blog |

Catching up on my blogging. Let’s see, what happened in June? One of my photos was selected for the cover of the LBI Escape Guide. Pretty cool. Participated in the Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival in Ship Bottom. Big success, thanks for all who came by our booth. Shot some new photos. This time off LBI. At the National Harbor outside Washington,...

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Viking Village Art Festival

Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Blog |

Festival season has officially started. First festival is on May 30 in Viking Village. Hope to see you there. For a complete listing of this year’s festivals, visit my Events...

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Birthday Visit

Posted by on Apr 3, 2010 in Blog |

What a great way to usher in my 43rd year of existence. My wife, Shanon, got us a room at the Sandcastle Bed and Breakfast in Barnegat Light. Delicious birthday dinner at Kubels, a bike ride down to Harvey Cedars, what more could a birthday boy ask for? Thanks Shannon. Oh, yeah I shot some new photos...

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Long Time

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010 in Blog |

Wow, been a LONG time since I blogged. Sorry LBI Photos fans, been a very busy winter. Survived the Blizzard of 2010. And even managed to shoot some new photos, which will hopefully be up on the site soon. Good news is Spring is here! Gearing up for festivals at the moment. Looking forward to my next photosoot on April 3. If you are on the island and you see a tall goofy looking guy with a camera, that’d be me. Hope to see you at one of this year’s...

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Holiday Photoshoot

Posted by on Nov 29, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Trying to schedule a photoshoot around the holidays is very similar to trying to catch a jellyfish with a net. Just when you think you got it, it falls apart. Still hoping to get some shots the day after Thanksgiving. If I do, you know where to find them, right here on my site. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. The holidays are here what better way to celebrate them than with a photo or two from LBI Photos. Wow, that was just an obnoxious plug wasn’t...

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Chowderfest

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Another great Chowderfest! Thanks to all who braved the mud (torrential downpour the night before made the field a bit of a mess). My wife and I celebrated our our one month anniversary by sitting in our booth. We actually had a great time. We always do when we are on LBI. When we were leaving the island, we noticed some good samaritans in the Shack. Wondering what they were doing we turned around and came back just in time to see them leave. They had shored up the shack!...

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Got Hitched

Posted by on Sep 12, 2009 in Blog |

What a month! Started off with me getting hitched to the greatest lady on the planet, Shannon. Small wedding at our home. The wedding was great, the honeymoon even better. You are probably asking yourself where would an LBI photographer go on his honeymoon? Simple answer: LBI. We rented a house in Harvey Cedars on the bay. Had a great week of kayaking, bike riding, and relaxing. I even managed to shoot a few photographs. As of this writing, I am still going through the ton...

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Lost Treasure

Posted by on Aug 22, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Woohoo! I found the original negative of “The Shack” on that negative was another photo from 1985. Pretty cool. While going through stuff I also unearthed additional shots of the shack from the late ’90s(trying to figure out the exact year). Check back soon for...

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What a month!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

What a month! Three weekends in a row of festivals. Had one Saturday off. We took bikes from Barnegat Light to my hometown of Harvey Cedars where we had lunch at Noonies (delicious). Rode back and visited the Barnegat Light Museum where we discovered the house I grew up in is in the rotating pictures on flat screen in the entryway, very cool. Went up in the lighthouse which I haven’t been up in since I was probably 10. Finished the day with drinks and dinner at...

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Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival

Posted by on Jun 13, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Was in the first ever Jersey Shore Fine Art Festival in Surf City. Absolutely awesome show, the artists were phenomenal. Definitely put this one on your list of must do’s for next summer. We wanted to spend all our receipts on other artist’s work. Oh, and I managed to shoot a few photos...

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Tried

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Well all I can say is that I tried. I went to LBI on May 16 intent on shooting new photos, but was greeted by fog. Fog that hung around all day. Didn’t make for good shots. I also did a lot of prep work for my upcoming summer festivals. The first is in June. It’s the Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival and is being held in Ship Bottom. Stop by my booth if you are in the area. For more info go to my Events...

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Birthday Visit

Posted by on Apr 25, 2009 in Blog |

I got to spend my birthday on LBI. Nuff said. Could it be any better? Well, I guess it coulda been for longer than four days. Also shot some photos. Not a ton, but a few. None good enough for the website. Maybe I’ll do better at May’s photoshoot. I also penned a deal with two galleries. One on the North end of the island (Jonathan Law), one on the South (The Craft Market Gallery). You may still see a few of my photos at other galleries on the island, but once...

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LBI Visit

Posted by on Mar 21, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Another month, another visit to LBI. Managed to get some good shots. Also spent this month applying to art festivals. Last year was my first year doing festivals. I only did three. This year, I will be exhibiting in many more(hopefully). My events section has a complete listing. I also have in production a couple of holiday notecards. As soon as they deliver you’ll be able to find...

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A Bust?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2009 in Blog |

This month’s visit I thought was going to be a bust. It was cloudy, and all around nasty. Somehow though, I managed to eek out a few decent shots. I also applied to a few festivals for the...

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Brrrrr

Posted by on Jan 24, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

Another cold one on LBI. Got some nice shots of a wooden pier I found in Beach Haven. Yeah, I’m sure it is old news to Beach Haven goers, but I spend most of my time on the beach in Harvey Cedars and while I like a walk on the beach, I’ve never quite walked from Harvey Cedars to Beach Haven. In addition to this month’s photo shoot, I now also offer all the photos on my website in Black and White versions. Oh, and the coolest thing that happened this month?...

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Didn’t Make It

Posted by on Dec 25, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

I did get up to LBI this month. I didn’t however get the photos up on the website, yet. They will be up hopefully by New Year’s day along with my usual email newsletter. You can sign up for my newsletter by visiting the Contact Us section of the website. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season and a Merry New...

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Freezing

Posted by on Nov 22, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

One word for LBI in November: frickin’ freezing! Okay, so that’s two words, but you go traipsing around the muck around the shack with the wind howling in sub-freezing temperatures and then tell me a single word to describe it. Wow, that was a genuine rant. Sorry about that. In addition to the latest photos for the month of November, we are having a Holiday Sale. Everything on the site is 10% off until December 31, 2008. Enjoy the...

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Chowderfest

Posted by on Oct 4, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

Wow. Chowderfest. That is one crazy event. Over 14,000 people attended the main event and almost as many attended the Merchant Mart. It was a crazy busy day. A special thanks to John and Sharon for their hospitality. That ended the 2008 festival season for me. Check out my Events page for festivals for next year (when there are events). Thanks for to everyone who stopped by my...

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Another Busy One

Posted by on Sep 20, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

September was another busy month. I traveled to Solomon’s Island, MD for an Art Festival, my friend, Paul, was in and visited my sister, her husband, and my nephew along the way. Oh, and I managed to shoot some new photos too. You can see them by visiting the September 2008 area of the website. Please join me the first weekend of October for the Merchant Mart on Saturday, October 4, 2008. (The Chowderfest is Sunday, October...

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Beach Haven Fine Art Sale

Posted by on Aug 16, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

I participated in the Beach Haven Fine Art Sale in early August. It was a lot of fun. Got to meet a bunch of people and sell a bunch of photos and notecards. What else happened in August? Oh yeah, I went on a religious retreat in Hershey Park, PA. Church of Springsteen and the E-Street Band. I’ve seen Springsteen around 30 times and I have to say, this was the best of all those shows. 3 hours straight. How at 58, he has the energy is beyond...

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Harvey Cedars Arts Festival

Posted by on Jul 19, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

July, what happened in July? Can’t seem to remember. I know there was something. Something big. Now what was it? Well, I participated in the 21st Annual Harvey Cedars Arts Festival. I actually participated in the first ever Harvey Cedars Arts Festival 21 years ago when I was a sophomore in college. Back then it was me, a beach chair, and a couple of photos leaning against dune fence. But that wasn’t the big news. Wait.. I remember. While walking on the beach...

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Simple Goal

Posted by on Jun 21, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

I had a simple goal for this month, get my photos in every shop on LBI. Remember, that was the goal. Thought I could visit every shop in a day. The reality? Never made it out of Beach Haven. But, I did get my photos and notecards in a bunch of shops. Even somehow managed to shoot a few new ones. The rest of the month was spent, literally. Make that, spend. Bought a bunch of stuff for the upcoming festivals. Also framed and matted more photos than anyone should ever try and...

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What a month.

Posted by on May 10, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

Was in Puerto Rico for a week and then the following week I was off to Nashville for my girlfriend’s high school reunion. 11 hours of driving each way. Loads of fun. The most important thing that happened this month has to be the arrival of the first ever LBI Photos notecards. I unfortunately was not able to make it up to LBI for a new photoshoot in May, but there are new photos from April from LBI and from Sarasota,...

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Busy, busy, busy.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

So busy in fact that I have neglected updating my blog or my website. There are many great things to come, so keep an eye out. In addition to shots of LBI from April, there will also be shots taken in Sarasota, FL. Plus, notecards. Keep an eye out for my May/June blog/newsletter with all the details. So, April. What happened? Well first off, the gallery opening in Baltimore was a big success. Many people came out and I even sold a few pieces. Very cool. For my birthday...

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March Madness

Posted by on Mar 15, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

Now I know why it is called March Madness. It has absolutely nothing to do with basketball by the way. This month was spent shooting photos in Puerto Rico and on Long Beach Island. In addition to shooting some new shots, I also was preparing for my upcoming gallery opening in Baltimore. This was my first trip to Puerto Rico. I was only there for a day, but what a beautiful place. The people were friendly, no passport was required, and the incredible town of old San Juan....

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Wow, what a month.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

A lot has happened. You may notice some new buttons on my website. NOTECARDS: Yup, I’m going to be producing notecards of some of my favorite shots. I’ll be starting off with just four. But this section will grow with time. They’ll be sold in box sets. EVENTS: I actually now have events to talk about. The biggest is a gallery showing in Baltimore at Flip’s/Angelfall Studios II. The opening is April 6, between 12pm and 3pm. The show will run from...

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Dilly-O

Posted by on Jan 26, 2008 in Blog | 0 comments

You are probably reading this thinking you yourself, Kirk, what the dilly-o? Where are this month’s LBI photos? If so, you might consider first speaking a different way(dilly-o?) and second, realize that I had every intention of doing the January photoshoot, today, January 26, 2008. Unfortunately, the cold that is going around decided it was my turn to be it’s Motel 8. I’m hoping it plans to checkout soon. So unfortunately there are no new photos yet for...

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Cape May?

Cape May?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

You’re probably asking yourself, what on earth does Cape May have to do with Long Beach Island? Well, I’ll tell you… they um… well… okay. Not a lot other than they are both great beach retreats. So why the photos? Well, after visiting my folks for Christmas, my girlfriend and I took the ferry from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ. She’d never been. We had a great day shooting, borrowing WiFi connects, and tooling around Cape May. Next month...

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Two posts in one month?

Two posts in one month?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

Unheard of! Yes, racecar fans and hotrodders, another post. This time to tell you to take a look on MySpace: www.myspace.com/lbiphotos and to do a search on Facebook for “LBI Photos”. I now have a branch of LBI Photos on each. With all these pages to update, I’m not leaving much time to shoot more...

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Photoshoot

Photoshoot

Posted by on Nov 10, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

I really need to get my own place on LBI. Driving up and back in one day for these shoots is rough. 3 hours each way. But I managed to get up there in time to catch a great sunset. In addition to this month’s photoshoot, I also created my own flickr.com webpage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbiphotos). Check it...

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Late Arrival

Late Arrival

Posted by on Oct 22, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

Didn’t get to the island till about 3pm which didn’t give me much time to shoot. Sun sets much earlier this time of year. Managed to squeeze out some good shots. Many of the places selling my work are open through Christmas, so if you are down looking for Christmas gifts, be sure to stop at: Earth Sea and Sky Swell Colors How You Brewin’? I’ll be heading up in early November for my next...

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It’s Better In September

It’s Better In September

Posted by on Sep 6, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

Not sure if this old ad campaign rings with any of you, but it certainly is true. You can get from one end of the island to the other without burning an entire vacation day. Shot a bunch more photos this month. Wasn’t a stellar group, but did find some jewels among the debris. I especially like Another Sunny Day and Glowing...

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Gotta Love Summer

Gotta Love Summer

Posted by on Aug 7, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

August on LBI, does life get any better? I submit that it does not. Beautiful weather, great friends, you just can’t complain. I visited some galleries I missed last time and now SwellColors in Haven Beach is showing some of my work. Thanks, Mary. Also managed to visit with friends I haven’t seen in a while. Thanks John & Sharon for your hospitality. We had a great time. Oh yeah, in between galleries and alcohol, I managed to shoot a few...

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Shower Stumble

Shower Stumble

Posted by on Jul 14, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

Well the day started out kinda funny. I fell out of the shower actually. Really, no kidding. Got some soap in my eyes, did a little turn, lost my balance, fell out of the shower and knocked the toilet off its seating. Ya gotta laugh. Or take the toilet knock off as a sign that it really is time to hit the gym. Did my trek up to LBI. What usually takes about 3hrs took 5 this time. Delaware was a parking lot. But the trip was well worth it. Scoured the island for gift shops...

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Ton Of Photos

Ton Of Photos

Posted by on Jun 8, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

I think I made up for the missed month of May. Shot a ton of photos and managed to get a few good ones. Also met with the owner of Keeper’s Quarters down in Beach Haven. His shop will be selling framed versions of some of my...

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No Shots

Posted by on May 28, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

Sometimes scheduling doesn’t allow for a visit to LBI. That’s what happened in the month of May. No worries, I’ll just have to take twice as many shots when I visit the island in...

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My Birthday

My Birthday

Posted by on Apr 23, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

April 23, 2007. What a great day. Not just for photography, but it also happened to be my 40th birthday. Yeah, I’m officially an old fart. My girlfriend took me down to LBI for three days. We slept in, chilled out and shot a ton of photos. Have to say it was a pretty perfect birthday. We stayed at the Sandcastle Bed & Breakfast in Barnegat Light. Nancy, the owner, was a terrific host and a hell of chef. Absolutely delicious breakfast and perfect accomodations. I...

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Sixty Degrees

Sixty Degrees

Posted by on Mar 19, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

What a difference a month makes. Sixty degrees on the island. But also very overcast. As much as I’d like to share all of the shots I took, they quite frankly, suck. Bad lighting = bad photos. I set a date each month to go up to LBI, this time it unfortunately fell on a crappy weather day. Managed to squeeze only one shot out of the whole day. Oh yeah, and on the way to the island I got to talk to one of New Jersey’s finest. I got lucky though, he let me off...

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Another cold one on LBI.

Another cold one on LBI.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

Amazing how different the island is in the off-season. Imagine getting from Barnegat Light to Beach Haven in about 10 minutes in August. Ain’t happening. I had a lot of fun shooting the February shots. I stopped in O’Malley’s down in Beach Haven and ordered a cheesesteak (Really hard to get a good cheesesteak where I live now in Maryland. They call it a steak and cheese and put mayo on it. They really don’t have a clue). While I’m ordering the...

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Calendar Odyessy

Calendar Odyessy

Posted by on Jan 22, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the start of a year long odyessy to create a calendar of Long Beach Island photos. I will be coming down to LBI at least once a month to shoot photos from Barnegat Light to Holgate. I’ll be selling the calendars on this website starting in January of 2008 and in stores on LBI (should I be able to convince shopkeepers to peddle them for me) in the summer of 2008. It’ll be a 2009 calendar. I didn’t really prepare well for the shoot. No hat, no...

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