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Ridgewood Public Library hosts photo exhibit

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Ridgewood Public Library hosts photo exhibit

OCTOBER 24, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 12:31 AM
BY EILEEN LA FORGIA
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Photographer always ready for ‘perfect’ shot

Isaac Stackell’s photos are on display this month at the Ridgewood Public Library.

He calls the show a collection of images he created over the past 30 years. When asked where his favorite landscape scenes are, he said, “Anywhere the light is right. It could be at any given moment – you don’t know when that is going to happen.” He always has his camera with him.

Stackell does product photography for a large New York City photo equipment retailer – B&H Photo, a job that he says is precise and controlled – the exact opposite of landscape photography.

“Landscape photography is unexpected, not always planned – it adds a lot of excitement,” he noted. “Even though you go with something in your mind, nature might have a surprise for you.”

Stackell photographed some iconic structures close to home. On display are: “Verrazano Fog” with a cruise ship passing under. “Empire State Building in the Morning Mist” was photographed from the subway station right outside Penn Station. “It’s my favorite building – I’ve shot it many different seasons, time of day, and from different locations.”

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West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood features photo exhibit

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Elephant in Nogorongoro Crater photos courtesy of andrea reynolds

West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood features photo exhibit

MAY 2, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014, 12:31 AM
BY EILEEN LA FORGIA
STAFF WRITER

Andrea Reynolds, a 1987 Ridgewood High School graduate, is exhibiting photographs from her travels to all seven continents. Her show at West Side Gallery includes 50 photos and runs through the end of May.

Reynolds believes that photography is a great way to instill curiosity in people about the world.

“An image may remind someone of a special place that they’ve traveled to with a loved one, or evoke a feeling of calm, adventure or curiosity that is truly unique,” Reynolds said.

She loves wandering around alleys in small towns or sitting on a mountaintop for hours photographing the unique landscape, wildlife or people that a new location offers.

“Some of my most memorable experiences also come from locations that I frequent every few years. That gives me the chance to photograph sites over a span of time and to watch changes taking place,” she explained.

– See more at: https://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/art/photographer-pursues-paths-less-traveled-1.1007531