Peter B. Kaplan

Peter Kaplan JoAnne Kalish & Joe DiMaggio

Our friend photographer Peter B. Kaplan passed away this week. R.I.P. Peter! Peter was a wild and crazy photographer who is best known for his height photography in New York City. He was also a strong advocate of photographer’s rights!

I first met Peter at a New York ASMP meeting and we were friends ever since.

I don’t remember who shot this photo but it was a Stock Market Party and we were all having a really good time.

Actually this is one of the rare occasions that Peter did not have his African Grey Parrot, Kasuku along with him

We will all miss you Peter.

 

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Women’s Tribe

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As an artist you sometimes search for a theme that you want to delve into because it speaks to you. A good theme is one you can build on and one which can grow.  Months can go by when I find myself not producing meaningful work and then one day something pops into my head and there it is.

I want to say thank you to some special friends that helped me out  – Eileen, Mary, Julia, Wendy & Chloe and behind the scenes – my partner Joe DiMaggio and Jerry

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Milford’s Music Festival

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In September 2007, Arthur Frommer‘s, Budget Travel named Milford, second on its list of “Ten Coolest Small Towns” in Pennsylvania. Most people don’t know that Milford, PA is a place to come and hear great music.  It’s got a rich history of outstanding musicians living, others coming to visit, and playing all over this small town.  Not long ago, I did a story for The Milford Journal  (see a couple blogs back) on one amazing musician Bobby Kyle, who grew up in Milford. He explained the rich history to me in great detail on what it was like and what it continues to be.

Other than being known for music, Milford is also getting a fine reputation for a very special Readers and Writer’s Festival held once a year in the fall, as well as a Dance Festival and there’s so much more in the works…

This past weekend I had the opportunity to catch a couple acts of free music outdoors for the 17th Annual Music Festival. Unfortunately I missed a whole lot of other musicians, I heard, were really good!  I did catch Bobby Kyle and the Administers – as I always try to do, who played outside at Ambiance Furniture on Saturday as well as Scot Weis’s Band at the Column’s Museum during the weekly Sunday, Farmer’s Market. Both Bands played a full 2 hours of fabulous music!

Of course, for me, it’s also about the photography!  I was also hoping to post a couple tiny video clips I did on-the-fly, just for a small taste of what it sounded like, however, I need to post them elsewhere as I am not able to on this blog.

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Blues Musician Bobby Kyle / The Milford Journal

Photo © JoAnne Kalish and article

I’d like to share an article I did in the April 2018 issue of the Milford Journal on Blues Musician Bobby Kyle. I’ve always considered Bobby to be multi-talented and I’ve known him for a long time.  Bobby has a new album out called “It’s My Life” and if I can make a suggestion….I think you should pick up a copy and find the time to go see him & his band live.  He’s a phenomenal artist and you’ll be glad you did!

I wrote and illustrated the article and because my partner Joe DiMaggio, has been working with Bobby for many years, he also contributed photographically as he has some incredible photos of Bobby.  Joe also has a chapter on Bobby Kyle in his book “FILL THE FRAME” and if you’d like… a signed copy can be purchased directly from us or you can purchase one through Amazon.

I’m including a pdf of the article in case you don’t have access to a copy of the Magazine (click here -)  kyle  Below is the cover of Bobby’s latest CD and a link to his website   http://www.bobbykyle.com/index.html  

 

FILL THE FRAME by Joe DiMaggio

Post No Bills

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© 2018 Joe DiMaggio

Joe’s and my first date was in NYC, during Chinese New Year on a rainy evening.  Joe made this beautiful portrait of me, in the rain with red cheeks and next to a Post No Bills sign. 

 Ever since then, every time we’re together and when we come across a Post No Bills sign, he does a portrait of me.  I thought I would share it with you.

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In looking for the first portrait, I came across another that I fondly remember and it was when I brought Joe to meet artist Will Barnet.

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© 2006 Joe DiMaggio

More from My Abstract Series

I’ve been having fun playing around with random shapes and colors and it has become a challenge to see what I can come up with.  Which ones remain my favorites and which ones I get tired of.

All in all, it is a new direction for me and I’m curious where it may lead…

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New York City Mecca High

Just some FUN STUFF with Jon Mecca.  Jon was kind enough to oblige.  He’s a skateboarder and photographer himself so it was easy for him to get the picture.  Ha Ha

Kind of Love it!  I think he does too!  A larger version is up on my website so please have a look.    dimaggio-kalish.com Skateboarder© JoAnne Kalish