About Bruce Barone

Photography is my passion. Child of an Iowa farm girl and a Vaudeville tap-dancer, I believe I have been a gift from God. A gift for seeing beauty–-creating artful, remarkable, memorable photographs.

I specialize in portrait, nature, food, and documentary photography. I am also a published writer, art consultant, and gourmet cook. I love family get-togethers, and cats and dogs. And red wine. I live in Western Massachusetts with my wife, Susan, our dog, a mini labradoodle, Freddy, and our cat, Nadine.

Drawing on a degree in Art and English, inspired by Nature, a passion for telling stories and years working as a writer and photojournalist helps me to follow my heart–bringing a heightened sensitivity to all my photography: portraits, nature, documentary, food, interiors, furniture and weddings.

I believe I am making the world a better place with beautiful photography.

“Thank You for making my life more beautiful with each of your photographs. Thank you for your art.”

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FreddyThat’s my dog Freddy on the left and me on the right.


Although baseball was my childhood passion, I always considered myself an artist. And by the time I was thirteen I surprised everyone, including myself, with a portfolio of photographs, poems and short stories. A beginning begins somewhere. At Manhattanville College I studied English, Art and Art History.  Then I became an art gallery assistant in a stately historical mansion. Next, “Unusual Gifts,” a book of original poems was published and received rave reviews in New Jersey, New York State, and Philadelphia–everywhere I had friends. Then I worked as a corporate photographer, writer and marketing executive at Hearst Magazines (Good Housekeeping, Cosmo, Esquire, House Beautiful, Town & Country). I moved to Massachusetts and started my own design and marketing agency. I then sold printing while taking photographs and exhibiting them in small galleries in New York City, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Soon I opened an art gallery in Western Massachusetts, named Studio 19 which was dedicated to showcasing the talents of young women photographers from the around the world whose work demonstrated original ways of seeing. It was called Studio19 as it was inspired by the ground-breaking gallery opened in 1908 by Alfred Stieglitz at 291 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Now I photograph  for interior designers. Photograph weddings. Portraits. Food. I am also an engaging public speaker and I am available to speak about photography, design, and marketing at your event.

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