Books by Xiomaro

Weir Farm National Historic Site

9.25 x 6.5 inches
Softcover, Perfect bound
200 color images, 96 pages

This is a physical book that gets mailed to you and not a downloadable electronic book.

Weir Farm National Historic Site is Connecticut’s first national park and the only one in America dedicated to painting. No other book chronicles the property’s rescue from residential development to its establishment as a park.

I tell the story through the only artistic photographic collection documenting Weir Farm National Historic Site, most of which has never been published before. Weir Farm was the home of Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), a leading innovator of American Impressionism.

The farm’s landscape inspired countless masterpieces created by Weir, his famous artist-friends, two subsequent generations of artist-owners, and contemporary artists who continue to create at the park. In 2020, this iconic site will be featured on the U.S. quarter.

Morristown National Historical Park

6 x 6 inches
Softcover, Saddlestitched
34 color images, 32 pages

This is a physical booklet that gets mailed to you and not a downloadable electronic book.

Twenty-five signed and numbered copies of this new booklet are available directly from me. Additional unsigned copies can be purchased at the museum store of Morristown National Historical Park.

The booklet features my photographs of the Ford Mansion, which served as George Washington’s headquarters during the winter encampment of 1779-80. He spent several months there, joined by his wife Martha. The home was filled with a large entourage of officers, which included Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, Philip Schuyler, and Benedict Arnold.

The National Park Service commissioned the photographs of the 12-room Georgian Revival mansion. The images uniquely convey the duality of the home. “The domestic aspects are easily lost in the presence of Washington, but Xio has managed to capture the mansion’s essence as a home,” explains curator Jude M. Pfister, the park’s Chief of Cultural Resources.

The Art of Phoneography: Book One

Tea Table Books
8.5 x 5.5 inches
Softcover, Saddlestitched
53 black-and-white images, 33 pages
$26.00 (shipping included)

Funds support my work advocating for the National Parks.

This is a physical booklet that gets mailed to you and not a downloadable electronic book.

The popularity of my Art of Phoneography workshops demonstrates that there is great interest in creating better smartphone photos. Attendees have consistently requested for instruction on how to creatively edit their photos. Using lots of illustrations and examples, this booklet will walk you step-by-step through the process of applying three important techniques: creative cropping, dodging and burning, and artistic black and white photo conversion.

It is not necessary to have taken my workshop. You can read this booklet and tastefully enhance your images regardless of whether they were taken with an Android or iPhone. The booklet is small enough to carry in your bag. Read and learn at your own pace and while you are on the go.

All funds go toward my advocacy for the National Parks through my artwork, exhibits, research, and lectures.

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