Photography on Bay

A one-of-a-kind immersive art installation is coming to Staten Island. Created by photographer Christine Cruz, Project Alice is a year-long adventure that will commence with the opening of an immersive, interactive art gallery in September 2017.

With summer behind us and the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to take photos of fall foliage before it’s too late.

Starting this Sunday, October 16th, marks the debut of a new series of talks at the famed Alice Austin House Museum on Staten Island.

This Saturday, July 23rd, marks legendary photographer Alice Austen’s 150th birthday and the famed Alice Austen House is ready to celebrate. The event is free and features live music, Victorian dress up, face painting, a historic car, food, and more.

Last year, we brought you a list of Staten Island photographers that would give your Instagram timeline just a little bit more hometown pride.  If you haven’t checked that out, you can click here to see the artists featured in that post. Since then, we’ve discovered a bunch more Staten

Christine Osinski is a versatile artist that took refuge in Staten Island during the early 1980’s because her and her husband were pushed out of Downtown Manhattan due to rising rent. They purchased a home in the New Brighton section of Staten Island and she was inspired by the vernacular architecture and the “Working Class Milieu” that reminded her of her hometown in South Side, Chicago. She found the “unconscious arrangements” that she photographed to be somewhat surreal.

This week’s episode of Vin Forte’s ‘Any Time’ podcast features an interview with Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC, a blog where Ellis searches out the “weirdness, wildness, and mystery” of New York City. The urban explorer often times finds himself on our little island, because we have many interesting abandoned properties upon our shores. In the episode, Will and Vin discuss Staten Island’s abandoned Farm Colony, Will encountering a goat on Arthur Kill Road, and more.

In the aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas, photographer, Lance J. Reha, took to Facebook with some excellent photos of Staten Island covered with snow. Below are some of our favorite shots from his gallery, including a snow-covered Snug Harbor

Chez Vous Caterers told This Way on Bay exclusively that they will be releasing a wedding photoshoot that they conducted with local Staten Island businesses. They teamed up with four different Staten Island based bridal shops as well as two different event venues, including the Historic Edgewater Hall, in order to capture about fifteen different bridal looks for the upcoming 2016 Wedding Season.

One of the exciting exhibits featured during this week’s Illuminate Stapleton art festival is “I Am Stapleton,” The exhibit is a collaboration between The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership & Mike Shane Photography.