Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This is the season to give thanks.  
I want to thank my loved ones for the opportunity to share this holiday with them.  My son and parents have gone, but others have filled that space with their love. My step son and daughter, friends and photography associates, among others, have encouraged our new focus. We have much to be thankful for.   This is one of two large pastels of New York City's Central Park near the Plaza, in Rain and Snow, by my husband, Roger Salisbury. He has inspired me in my photography and I pray that all of you have someone to inspire you!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall in New England

Fall in New England is inspirational!  Hard to stay at home when color abounds.  Eye popping color, with dramatic black and white possibilities as well. Weather is brisk and reawakens the spirit.  Rain or shine, there are beautiful images to take!  Piles of pumpkins or apples at a farm stand.  Ponds and swamps with grasses turning colors ranging from gold to purple. Turkeys being raised for the big feast day so we can give thanks for this bounty. Enjoy the season.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Web Portfolio_Flora and Nudes


Here is a new link to my updated Floral and Nudes Gallery on the Photoworkshop.com Website. 
This is a great site to explore photography with learning centers, assignments, contests and on line member galleries.  http://photoworkshop.com/

Saturday, October 3, 2009


What is beauty?  Is it really in the eye of the beholder?   Perhaps we should look to help women of all ages see themselves in a new light, not what they see in magazines promoting unachievable perfection.  Unfortunately, beauty has been commercialized and distorted in our society. It presents a standard of comparison that can cause dissatisfaction when not achieved. Attractiveness across many cultures is equated with symmetry and balance as well as fertility, with inner beauty factored in. Physical attractiveness is only skin deep.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Africa 2009

I have been in Africa traveling through Namibia and South Africa over a wide range of conditions.  Cool and damp in Swakopmund near the skeleton coast of Namibia; even cooler at the Cape Cross seal colony; hot and dry at the Sossusulei dunes; warm to hot watching the animals at the salt pan waterhole in Etosha; and cold in the morning to hot in mid-day at Kirkman's Camp in Northeast South Africa.  The variety of wildlife is quite amazing.  I found their behavior facinating as well.  I hope to share some of my images as well as stories over the next few months, as soon as jetlag resolves and I catch up with life. 

Eyes of Africa

The wildlife of Africa have such soulful eyes.  Perhaps due to the struggles of their day to day existence.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Vote for my Book in the Photography.Book.Now competition.Please vote for my book, THE NUDE MATURED, for the People's Choice Award. This is an earlier version of the book.

The improved format is now available for purchase.

By Judith Monteferrante

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Large Format Printing

We finished a week long large format printing class with the master, Greg Gorman and the SVA educators Katrin Eisman and Tom Ashe. Quite the learning experience! Two of my nudes will be in our thesis show in October at 40" tall. Will give you the details about the show this fall.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Digital Infrared of Cape Ann, MA

I had converted my Nikon D2x to Infrared through Life Pixel last April and here are some of my first images. The IR filter is Enhanced Color IR although I processed all as B&W images. Let me know what you think. See http://www.jmonteferrante.com/ for future updates.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Blue Nudes: An update

Please watch this you tube post "Dove Evolution" and note the statement at the end "No wonder our perception of beauty is distorted".

I hope to counter some of this misinformation with my thesis project.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


These pictures are from my first trip to Africa in 2006, which included the countries of South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. Never before had I envisioned nature in this pure form. Wild but glorious; unimaginable, even after viewing "Planet Earth".

Monday, February 16, 2009

Arthur Avenue_Little Italy of the Bronx

Located near the Bronx Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo, Arthur Avenue is a real feast for the eyes and stomach. The markets and resturaunts are world class, but the people are the real magic! Visit and help keep this neighborhood alive. More to follow.

In this tough economy, prices cannot be beat and for a higher quality as well. Plan a trip soon.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

After the Storm

Some images from my book, "After the Storm".
©2008 J Monteferrante

Cape Ann, Massachus...

By Judith Monteferrante