Arnold lived a long life, yet his departure was too soon for those of us who knew him. Indeed, Arnold was a New England institution, a relentless photographer who picked up his first camera at the age of 12 and refused to put it down for the next 85 years.
Arnold was born a mere 28 years after the introduction of the first film camera. He was there to witness the industry blossom to full glory, and later experienced its painful decline as the digital age turned photography into a hobby for the masses.
Arnold was thrown into the limelight in 1973 after publishing his first book, “How to Find the Photo-Scenics in Vermont”. This no-frills book upset stock photographers by revealing previously hush-hush locations. But Arnold firmly believed that everyone should have the right to see and photograph these beautiful places. Incidentally, his Vermont book and a newer Cape Cod book can still be ordered from the Guidebooks page.
Landscape photography may have been his main passion, but Arnold was not afraid to experiment with different styles and media. The Computer Graphics, Bird Chorus, Still Life, and Portraits galleries reflect some of his bold escapades into alternate styles.
Arnold requested that this site become a memorial to the man and his photography. In that regard, the content remains largely unchanged, complete with his blog entries and the biography on the About page that was written in his own words.
Thank you for visiting his site and sharing the legacy of Arnold John Kaplan,