Photographs & History

Photographs and History

Summer Break

As summer begins I have taken a few weeks to look back at the first half of the year, and for the first time was able to take a breath. So far 2013 has been a year of considerable progress for my project documenting the Pennsylvania Railroad. With four lectures, six photographic site visits, an article published online with Trains Magazine, a new website and over 20 blog posts I have come to a point where a little break is in order.

My work isn't just centered around the Pennsylvania Railroad, it also explores places of natural beauty and of a historic nature. The summer is often a relaxed time when I venture out with my family to explore new places and revisit old favorites, sometimes to make photos, but more often just to share the diverse history and landscape with the kids.  Delaware River at Washington's Crossing, Pennsylvania. 

My work isn't just centered around the Pennsylvania Railroad, it also explores places of natural beauty and of a historic nature. The summer is often a relaxed time when I venture out with my family to explore new places and revisit old favorites, sometimes to make photos, but more often just to share the diverse history and landscape with the kids.Delaware River at Washington's Crossing, Pennsylvania. 

I look forward to time with my family and will regroup with my research and writing in a month or so. In the fall you can expect some exciting opportunities, more lectures and maybe even an exhibition in the Philadelphia area, but more on that later! For now I hope you all enjoy a wonderful and rejuvenating summer season, whether you’re out making art, exploring new places, or just spending time close to home with family. I will be staying in touch on a relaxed schedule this summer and look forward to sharing more in the future.

Thank you for your time and continued support!

Warm regards,

Michael Froio

Summer Road Trips!

Quarry, Crooked Road, near Hulls Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME 2009

Quarry, Crooked Road, near Hulls Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME 2009

Normally I keep to the railroad work I have been doing, but there are a lot of other things that get my attention with or without a camera in hand (or more appropriately on tripod). The Summer season is not always the most productive time photographically but its a chance to take the family, load up the car, and explore new places. As this posts we will be visiting a special place in Maine on Mount Dessert Island. We visited a few years back and were given a great opportunity to go back again this year. While some day I may do something with the photographs, for now making these pictures is a way to just explore a different place, in the quiet still of early morning, my preferred time to photograph. Over the Summer I hope to share more un-published works from those times where the work doesn't fit into the greater idea of ongoing projects but stand on their own as single images. Stay tuned for more of this work and continued exploration of the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad! Have a great summer, take trip, explore somewhere new, even if its close by!