Grey Towers

Grey Towers was the summer home of Gifford Pinchot. Among other things Pinchot was the first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until his firing in 1910, and was the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania. The splendid grounds and views from Grey Towers are free to the public but there is a small charge for a tour of the interior of the mansion. It is in Milford Pennsylvania and beautiful and a tribute to his work in environmental conservation. See more scenic views and buy prints at my commercial site.

Grey Towers

Grey Towers

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Sticker Man

We met this guy on the road in California years ago on our way to Las Vegas. He spent his time following different bands around the country and was at a rest stop going to a Moe concert. I always wondered about people who basically spent their lives doing this. Do they work? How to they afford to have this lifestyle? In any case his camper van did not have room for another sticker. You can see more of my photojournalistic work on my commercial gallery.

Sticker Man

Sticker Man

Movies in Montclair New Jersey

We were fortunate to live in Montclair New Jersey for 15 years in a wonderful old victorian house. Montclair is just a short commute to New York City and has been used as a location for a lot of movies including “Analyze This” and “Seven.” One time when I was in Boston I called home and my daughter was very excited because Jennifer Anniston’s Trailer was parked in front of our house because they were shooting a scene in a local restaurant called The Cozy Inn. I was pissed being in Boston and having Jennifer Anniston parked at my house. One day when I was working at home a crew showed up to shoot a commercial right in front of our house. They went door to door to let us know they had permits from the city and permission to block off traffic on our street. They also gave us permission to enjoy the catering truck…so lunch was on them. You can see other images from movie locations at my commercial site.

Movie Time in Montclair NJ

Movie Time in Montclair NJ

Narcissus

There is a ancient Greek Myth of how the flower Narcissus got it’s name. Zeus basically punished Narcissus for the way he treated the Nymph Echo. However, at death Narcissus uttered words of love for another and Zeus took pity on him and transformed his body into a white flower that would bloom once again, every spring. This one photographed at The Keukenhoff in Holland. You can see other works of nature and buy prints at my commercial gallery.

Narcissus Paperwhites

Narcissus Paperwhites

Paris Summer Night

On a clear summer night there are few cities as beautiful as Paris. Every corner, old building and tree have a story to tell. Because of the geographical location it stays light longer making natural light images like easier to photograph. See more images from Paris and buy Prints at my commercial gallery.

Paris Summer Night

Paris Summer Night

L’ Europe Roulante Videograph

The famous film director Robert Altman was once asked why all of his movies had at least one murder. He said, and I paraphrase, “…you don’t have to too much of a plot if you have at least one murder scene.” So here it is once again, my 8 minute epic videograph of Europe and make sure you wait for the murder scene! You can see more of my Videogaphs by clicking here.

L’ Europe Roulante from Richard Burke on Vimeo.

Another One for the Ladies

Earlier this week I published a post entitled “One for The Ladies”. It received a lot of likes and views. A former student and Facebook friend accused me of holding out in jest but it made me look through some recent files for another similar sort of image. So here is one from a bicycle parade in Paris a couple of years ago. What a smile he gave to Hinda! You can buy a print of this one and see others on my commercial gallery.

Bicycle Smile

Bicycle Smile

Leonardo’s Horse

Horses are a popular theme in the modern cultural history of Milan. Maybe it’s because of the story of Leonardo’s horse. Leonardo’s horse is a sculpture that was commissioned of Leonardo da Vinci in 1482 by Duke of Milan but never completed. The late Charles C. Dent of Allentown, Pa. – a retired commercial airline pilot dedicated the final 17 years of his life to bring The Horse to life. While Charles C. Dent passed away in 1994 his organization continued and completed the statue in 1999. The statue stands as a symbol of goodwill between the American people and the people of Italy. I don’t know the background of this sculpture which is adjacent to Il Duomo but can’t help but think that in some way it is related to Leonardo”s Horse. You can see other imagaes for Italy and Europe on my commercial gallery.

Milan Horses Sculpture

Milan Horses Sculpture

One for the Ladies

One of the ways you stay married for 42 years is to have open,honest and continuous conversations with your spouse. As a photographer I am lucky since my wife was and still is my best model and when shooting my wing woman. I love taking photojournalist and candid pictures of people and my wife is always pointing out the pretty woman and in turn I always alert her to the studly men. I took this one for her in a park in Milan Italy and want to share it with my female fans. You can see other images at my photojournalist gallery.

One for the Ladies

One for the Ladies