SCENES FROM THE GARDEN STATE | by Marc Hamburger / July 2 - Aug. 6, 2010
SHOW DESCRIPTION |
"Scenes from the Garden State,” my first gallery show, speaks for itself. I was lucky to have spent all of my summers on Long Beach Island and the beauty of this shore community has always stayed with me. Even through today, I manage to spend most summer weekends there and I find a treasure trove of photographic opportunities wherever I look. From a quiet sunset by a jetty in Holgate to the majesty of “Ol’ Barney” at the northern end of the island, there is a great abundance of images to be had.
A visit to a friend’s house in Ocean Grove one stormy summer day afforded me the chance to capture the energy of the ocean at the local fishing pier. Living locally in Millburn, I am also fortunate to have many chances to photograph nature’s beauty in my own backyard. From the South Mountain Reservation in the fall to Taylor Park in the winter, I have been afforded the opportunity to capture great images. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've enjoyed taking them.
ARTIST BIO |
It started with a lie 30 years ago and it has become my passion. A white lie in order to buy my first camera, prior to starting my junior year in high school. I started by shooting sporting events for my high school year book, then submitting pictures to the local paper and moving on to “stringing” for the Star-Ledger, shooting high school sports throughout New Jersey during my college years. I didn't become a photographer for Sports Illustrated or The National Geographic like I wanted but the passion stayed with me. Eventually, I turned to nature and landscape photography (a lot less motion than sports), gave pictures to family and friends and recently, I was published in the Star-Ledger sponsored book, Great Destinations NJ, where one of my photos won People's Choice Award for the shore category. Through encouragement from my friends and family, this has led to my first gallery show of my pictures.