Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand

New Project: A Visit To The Shire

At the end of October, 2018, my wife, Jayne, and I visited the Hobbiton movie set situated on a family run farm near Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand. As a fan of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, I wanted to visit as many of the filming locations as time permitted. Hobbiton was an […]

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Monster Park, Bomarzo, Italy

The Orsini Insanity

In December, 2011, my wife, Jayne, and I traveled back to Italy for the first time since our honeymoon in 1976. We stayed on the southern fringe of Tuscany in a village called Soriano nel Cimino. While there we explored what is considered to be the first theme park called “Monster Park”. It is located […]

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Paris, France

Just Another Day

We have all taken pictures and portraits of people for a variety of reasons: for family, or vacation, for work or for play. Many times we glance at the captured image and then file it away in an album or somewhere on social media. We rarely look at it again. But why is that? Are […]

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Wolcott, CT

Tool and Die: The Last Sessions

Those of you who have been following this blog know that I have been spending the last few months engaged in a new photographic series. This series attempts to celebrate the concept of “Made In The USA” as highlighted through the day to day operations of the National Die Company , a small tool and die […]

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Made In The USA 22

Tool and Die: Session 5

This next session was spent with Warren, the Quality Assurance person. Quality is very important to the Shop, which is why they were ISO 9001:2008 certified . This certification must be renewed every three years. Annual audits review the Shop’s manufacturing procedures and testing records. Warren says they are dedicated to following the policies, procedures, and customer specifications […]

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