Strangers in a Strange Land

Posted by on May 20, 2008 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
Strangers in a Strange Land

In my space at Artomatic I decided to show a series of images from two very different subjects, the monumental titanium constructions of Frank Gehry and abandoned houses along the coast in Almeria, in southern Spain. In a recent trip to Spain I stopped in Bilbao to photograph the Guggenheim museum before heading south to […]

Ghost Houses of Cabo de Gata

Posted by on Apr 20, 2008 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
Ghost Houses of Cabo de Gata

                      The landscape of Cabo de Gata, along the coast of Almeria, is dotted with architectural remains — eighteenth century fortifications, abandoned mining operations, and empty cortijos. These vacant structures, fixed in the arid desert landscape for decades or centuries, seem timeless. They could have […]

Castellon Opening

Posted by on Mar 29, 2008 in Blog | No Comments
Castellon Opening

  On Friday March 14, over 300 people filled the marble-lined foyer of the Museo de Almería for the opening of the exhibit “Federico Castellón: de Almería a Nueva York.” Along with dozens of original prints and drawings and several paintings, the exhibit includes illustrated books, personal letters and family photos, and a recorded interview […]

Guggenheim Bilbao

Posted by on Mar 14, 2008 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
Guggenheim Bilbao

                          Even for an art museum, location is key. The industrial city of Bilbao was an unlikely place to locate an international art museum and architestural landmark, but in retrospect it was a very forward-looking decision. What makes the Guggenheim in Bilbao so […]

Federico Castellon

Posted by on Mar 5, 2008 in Blog, Travels | 2 Comments
Federico Castellon

My great-uncle, Federico Castellon, was a respected surrealist painter and graphic artist. Throughout the time I was growing up, we always had a few of his dream-like lithographs on display in our house. While Federico spent most of his career based in New York, he was born in Almeria, Spain. The stark desert landscapes of […]

Choose a Door …

Posted by on Feb 7, 2008 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
Choose a Door …

My photograph titled “Dos Puertas” was accepted into the Face of the World photography show at VisArts in Rockville. The show is curated by Frank Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Photography at the National Portrait Gallery. The opening is this Sunday, February 10, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. I previously blogged about the interesting history of […]

The Show is Open

Posted by on Jan 30, 2008 in Blog, Exhibits | One Comment
The Show is Open

40X26.667 opened last friday with a wine and champagne reception at Caramel boutique. The space was hopping throughout the evening, thanks to the many art lovers, friends, and neighbors who dropped by. The groovy soundtrack was provided by Steve and chocolates by Biagio. Nevin Kelly and Laura Kuah blogged about it and Brightest Young Things […]

40X26.667

Posted by on Jan 22, 2008 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
40X26.667

A photographic collaboration byMark Parascandola &Stirling Elmendorf Caramel Fashion1603 U Street, NW | Washington, DCJanuary 18 – February 28, 2008Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 2008 from 6-9pm    

New Website

Posted by on Jan 4, 2008 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve replaced my old web gallery with this new, more agile site. The Portfolio section includes new images from Chile and elsewhere along with earlier images. This site will also host my blogs and allows for comments and more interaction. It’s also  generally easier to manage, which means I’ll be posting and updating much more […]

Visviri Circuit

Posted by on Nov 3, 2007 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
Visviri Circuit

August 31 | My GPS Route Map This route of about 160 miles winds through the altiplano to the border town of Visviri and returns along the old train route. The road climbs over the mountains, at an altitude of over 17,000 feet, and requires navigating through streams, sand patches, and rocky terrain. Visviri lies […]