Michael Massaia – New Book – Scenes from a Childhood

The book that had its beginnings with Michael Massaia’s spring 2015 exhibition at Gallery 270, Scenes From A Childhood  is finally ready to be appreciated as a beautiful, unique book in two editions! Brilliant Press in Exton, PA was chosen as our publishing partner for their unsurpassed print quality, attention to detail and old world craftsmanship evident in every aspect of the book. The 96 page book with 73 photographic plates printed in rich duotone and glorious color is $65. They include photographs from four of Michael Massaia’s portfolios: Afterlife /QuietNow/Saudade/Transmogrify and the Passing of Things 
Order your pre release copy now

 

The Deluxe Limited Edition is offered as a signed and numbered edition of 100 with 30 artist proof (AP) and 15 Hors Commerce (HC) copies. Housed in a clamshell box with book well and elegant ribbon pull, it is accompanied by an inner folio with two signed and numbered 11×14 original photographs made by the artist. The first is a toned silver gelatin print of “Point Pleasant Funhouse” from the series Afterlife; the second is a pigment print of “Sponge-Bob” from the series Transmogrify. This Deluxe Limited Edition will be in stock sometime in May/June 2017 and begins at $1000.

You can secure $300 savings now with the pre-publication price of $700 by concluding your purchase before its expected delivery date in May/June 2017.

 

Bergen County Camera Presents “Evening With An Artist”

Westwood, NJ – March 3, 2014 – Bergen County Camera proudly announces an upcoming series of lectures entitled, “Evening With An Artist”. Each lecture will feature a professional photographer discussing their topic of mastery. The “Evening With An Artist” series begins March 26th as local photo legend, Melchior Digiacomo, joins us from 7 pm until 9 pm at the Westwood Community Center. Mel has spent much of his life photographing everything from the streets of Antigua to the US Open and specializes in capturing the moment naturally. Mel will discuss the importance of getting to the right place at the right time to create photographs that capture the essence of the moment.

“Evening With An Artist” lectures are intended to provide knowledge and inspiration to both amateur and professional photographers. Each lecture will be two hours in length and cost $50 per person. Future “Evening With An Artist” lectures, featuring Canon Explorers of Light and Nikon ambassadors, will be announced on bergencountycamera.com in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available for “Evening With An Artist” featuring Melchior Digiacomo.

For more information, call Bergen County Camera at (201)664-4113.

Submission Rules for Upcoming Your Point of View Show

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Submissions are limited to one image per person.

All images should be color corrected and cropped to an 11×14 aspect ratio.

The show’s theme is “Water”.

All submissions with artist information must be submitted to customerservice@bergencountycamera.com by March 1st, 2014.

A local photographer or panel of photographers will judge the show and select approximately 20 final images to be featured in the show.

All images will be shown on Bergen County Camera’s Facebook page and BergenCountyCamera.com and the top 20 images will be framed and hung in the gallery for the show.

The finalists will need to submit their own 11×14 print. We will mat and frame all finalist images. Finalists will be offered a Free Consultation and a Special Price for images printed through Bergen County Camera.

The opening will be on Thursday, April 10th from 7-9pm in Westwood.

The show will remain on display until April 26th.

At this time there is a possibility of a second showing at an off site location. More details on this show will become available at a later time.

Sale price of images will be determined after finalists have been selected. We will advise customers on sale prices if needed.

Bergen County Camera shall be entitled to a 20% commission for any featured art sold during this show.

We look forward to seeing some fascinating work. Good luck!

Why Buy Photo Books?

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Most photo books are only printed in small quantities, often less than 5000 and some as few as 1000 copies. Some individual artist made books are made one at a time. Most well printed photo books accrues additional collectible status when it is a first edition and or signed by the artist. All the major auction houses like Swann, Christies and Sotheby’s run regular auctions dedicated to photo books. Truly affordable works of art when first released, individual books can rise quickly and dramatically in value as the small quantity sell out.

They make the perfect gift for those difficult to buy for. Pick a subject, person, or time in history and chances are we have a beautiful photo book that’s topical and strikes a resplendent chord for an individual. Since we are music fanatics here, you could guess that we represent some of the finest photographers in the world of music. We have a great selection of their books, many of which have been signed.

Photography collecting is widely misunderstood to be very limited to only those whose bank accounts stretch to seven or more figures. Many people that I speak to about fine art photography collecting believe that they must make a bold move like purchasing a museum grade Ansel Adams photograph to enter the field and nothing could be further from the truth. I believe that photography collecting is very democratic and can start with nothing more then a deep love for the medium. It is a very natural extension that’s easily accessible to all who enjoy any aspect of picture making themselves.

The photography field has so many niches that photo books offer an almost universal appeal. Stop in at Bergen County Camera or Gallery 270 to check out our large selection of photo books.

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Peter Liepke Show Rescheduled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Peter Liepke Show scheduled to be shown in Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera has been rescheduled for 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience. George Tice’s show “George Tice at Seventy Five: Sixty Years in Photography” will continue being show at Gallery 270 in Bergen County Camera for the immediate future.

Upcoming Baron Wolman Events

Baron Wolman_Gallery 53We are proud to announce our partnership with Gallery 53 in New York City for Baron Wolman’s “Icons of Rock and Roll”. The exhibit will be opening on October 24th from 7pm-9pm. Running through January 9th, “Icons of Rock and Roll” will highlight some of Baron Wolman’s best images of rock and roll’s greatest artists. Refreshments will be served. Gallery 53 is located at 246 East 53rd Street between 2nd & 3rd Ave in Midtown Manhattan, 10022. Need directions to Gallery 53? Click Here

Baron Wolman will also be joining us on October 26th at 9:30am for a Special Saturday Morning Session, “The Story Behind the Pictures”. Baron will treat us to some of his favorite stories behind his images. After the session, Baron will also be available to sign and personalize books. We hope you can join us.

We also have an extremely exciting opportunity to announce. Baron is offering a select number of photographers the opportunity to have him review your portfolio. On October 25th and 26th between 1-4pm Baron will be at Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ to offer advise and recommendations to upcoming photographers. For just $25, you can reserve your spot to sit down the the Legendary Rock and Roll Photographer himself. If you sign up for the portfolio review, you will be able to purchase a Baron signed 8×10 historic pigment print of Santana at Woodstock for $50.00 (normally $100) and Baron’s signed iconic 11×14 Multiplex for $175.00 (normally $350). This opportunity is limited to just 18 photographers and is sure to sell out quickly, so sign up soon.
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Announcing Gallery 270 Englewood!

DSC_0795We’d like to announce the expansion of our Englewood location into a full time gallery, Gallery 270. Since the creation of Gallery 270 in 1998, we have been honored to host the work of some of the world’s greatest photographers. These works of art have long deserved a beautiful, dedicated location. Over the next several weeks, 10 North Dean Street will be converted into a full time Gallery 270 location. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call, e-mail us, comment here, or message us on Facebook.

Michael Massaia – Afterlife 2013 Opening April 18 at Gallery 270

Here’s a preview of Michael Massaia’s next show “Afterlife 2013” featuring images from the Jersey shore – before and after Sandy. The photographs are split toned silver gelatin contact prints and gold platinum prints.

Gallery 270 will be hosting an Artist Reception on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 7 – 9 pm. Light refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us at our Westwood location for a great evening with the artist. This show will be on display from April 11, 2013 – June 8, 2013.  For gallery info please call 201-664-4113 or visit www.gallery270.com

Michael has just won the Hearst 8×10 award with a photograph from his “Seeing the Black Dog” portfolio of work. In the world of photography, this is a very prestigious award. It was chosen as one of the eight winning bodies of work from all fifty states, 2400 entries and 78 different countries. The judges are composed of the most respected photographers, gallerist and experts in photography.

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Michael Massaia’s “Frankencamera” on location

Ever wonder what a Michael Massaia Photoshoot Looks Like?

Many have asked how Michael Massaia shoots his amazing photographs. Here’s a series of images that shows Michael and his “Frankencamera” on location in Central Park. We’ve posted several of Michael latest images on the Gallery 270 Facebook page. These images from the Jersey shore were taken in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy.

 

One Last Speedstar – Funtown Pier

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Just when you think that Michael Massaia has taken the ultimate photograph he stuns you by doing it again. This one, taken in the early morning hours of 12/22/12 is assurance that there is beauty to be found among the ruins by eyes gifted, skilled and perseverent enough to know how. Bookended with his elegiac Casino pier photograph taken 11/10/12, these two images are immediate visual icons. – Tom Gramegna, Gallery 270

Michael’s work is on display at Gallery 270 at Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ. Take a look at Michael Massaia’s previous Gallery 270 shows.

Michael Massaia Afterlife Part 2

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