During the month of November 2018, the Teaneck Library is hosting an exhibit by Bergen county resident, Peter Grad. Grad has been photographing around Bergen County, in Central Park, and The New York Botanical Gardens for more than a dozen years. On returning to the same locations repeatedly, he finds that there are always new casts of colors, shades, lighting and motion that capture a new, fresh perspective each time.
Most of the photographs were taken in Central Park, as well as Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Bergenfield, Tenafly and the Meadowlands, and upstate New York.
“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and its ends,” the author Markus Zusak writes in his novel “The Book Thief.” ”But a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors… I make it a point to notice them.”
So does Grad. These photos are moments he has captured over the past dozen years.
Peter Grad was an editor and columnist at The Record for 32 years. He wrote columns on technology (The Computer Tutor, The PC Guy) at the dawn of personal computing and the Internet. He was The Record’s Opinion Page editor from 1998 until he retired in 2016.