Eliza Geeslin & Ally Kontra

Fall 2014

Nathan Farb

Nathan Farb grew up in Lake Placid, though spent many years of his adult life living and working in New York City. He is a former professor of photography and mixed media at Rutgers University.For the last 20 years, he has resided and worked in his studio in Jay, NY. Farb is considered the most distinguised photographer in the Adirondacks (Art in the Adirondacks). His photos combine aspects of romanticism with a detailed scientific eye (Art in the Adirondacks). Farb has also published two books and several essays about the Galapagos Islands. One of his books, titled "The Adirondacks," has become the top notch standard for other photographers to live up to  (Art in the Adirondacks). 

Nathan Farm solidifies his outsider status as a photographer in the subject of his photos. The subject matter in his photographs is often the beauty of the Adirondacks. Illustrated in the photos below are the range of seasons that Farb captures in his photographs. 

These three photos depict three unique seasons and times in the Adirondacks. They also capture fairly standard landscapes: trees in winter, lily pads, and a view up a river. People, like Nathan Farb, who do not live in the park might see the Adirondacks in each season, but only Adirondack locals see the transitions; taken by an outsider, these photographs show the distinct seasons without the fluidity that a local would experience.It is important to note that photographs are more accessible than paintings, and there are many ameture photographs of the Adirondack Pack (check out the #adirondack Instagram feed).