Category: Fine Art Photography

B. Docktor Photography “Favorite Places” at Main St. Magazine’s Photo Gallery

Favorite Places


AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

B. Docktor is known for being a long-time documenter of the Columbia/Dutchess  County area—not just the beauty of our landscape, but also of our people, our farms, our animals, our towns, our celebrations.

In this show, B is featuring some of her favorite places—Coach Farm in Gallatin, the views from the top of Winchell Mountain, Bash Bish Falls, Chrysler Pond, and animal portraits from Coach Farm, Spruce Ridge Alpacas, and Salmon Kill Farm.

Winchell Mountain Elm Tree After the Storm was made at the end of long, rainy, gray day. We’re looking toward Millerton, NY and clouds are sitting in the valley that Route 22 runs through.

A favorite Ancram place is Thompson Finch Farm. B has been eager to find a way to contribute to the campaign to help save the treasured farm for future generations. She has been photographing the farm and will create a set of collectable greeting cards and small prints featuring those images. All proceeds from the sale of these prints will be donated to the Thompson Finch Farm Collaborative, which includes the farm, Columbia Land Conservancy, and Equity Trust. For more information on the campaign to save the farm:

Spring at Thompson Finch Farm in Ancram, NY


Blueberries ripening at Thompson Finch Farm in Ancram, NY


About her work, B says, “I’ve always aspired to make images that make you stop and say, —Wow, I feel like I was there! In addition to making images of nature and our glorious region, I love to photograph people and pets, weddings and family gatherings. Whatever I’m photographing, I’m always looking for that kernel of magnificence, that essential moment, that just right composition. The joy is in seeing the beauty and getting to share it with you.”

Main Street Magazine’s Photo Gallery is at 52 Main Street in Millerton, NY.
Open 9-5 Monday-Friday, 10-1 Saturday


B. Docktor     518-329-6239


Hudson Valley fine art photographer B. Docktor specializes in creating images of nature and the landscape that are stunningly beautiful, and peaceful. These images have a soothing and healing quality that make them perfectly suited for art for healthcare environments: hospitals, medical offices, spas, rehab facilities, and homes and offices. For commissions or custom-designed installations, please call B at 518-329-6239.

B. Docktor, Carl Grauer at 510 Warren Street Gallery May 6, 2017

New Show at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY

Opening reception this Saturday, May 6, from 3-6.

This month, I’ll be showing images of dogs and dancers–in motion!

All my life, I have been captivated by great dancers, athletes, bodies in motion, watching muscles moving, and great photographs of sports and performance. When I was in high school, I put up dark corkboard on the wall next to my bed, and covered it with my favorite images from Sports Illustrated. I have had the good fortune to photograph Parsons Dance a few times at The Joyce Theatre in NY, and this image of Eric Bourne, Steve Vaughn, and Miguel Quinones has given me lots of pleasure over the years.

Parsons Dancers by B. Docktor

In Motion! I just love the challenge of capturing the elusive and most interesting moment.

Jumping Weimaraners by B. Docktor

Jumping Weimaraners by B. Docktor


Carl Grauer hanging his 2-hour portrait series at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY

Carl Grauer hanging his 2-hour portrait series at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY. Photo by B. Docktor

Our featured artist this month is portrait artist, Carl Grauer. He has filled his space with his 2-hour portraits, and it looks amazing! At the opening, Carl will be doing a portrait in our window space. It will be a fun afternoon–hope you can come!
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12-6, Sundays 12-5

510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, New York


Because I love capturing “the essential moment,” dog photography is one of my favorite kinds of work. Movement, expression, humor, love–dogs have it all. Here’s a link to a new short video piece with some of my beloved characters.

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Milo the Portuguese Water Dog by B. Docktor


Below are two photos that won awards from the New York Press Association, published by The Columbia Paper in 2016. Note the theme? I love to capture movement!

Hudson River Air Dogs by B. Docktor

Jeffrey Leonard and his dog Mainer. Photo by B. Docktor

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Award-winning photographer B. Docktor photographs people, pets, family portraits and more, in the Hudson Valley, Berkshires, NY, and NJ. To capture the love, the action, the beauty and spirit of the people and animals and events that matter to you, call B. Docktor at 518-329-6239.

New Show Opening at 510 Warren Street Gallery

Chicken at Salmon Kill Farm, Salisbury CT   photo on canvas by B. Docktor

Chicken at Salmon Kill Farm, Salisbury CT. Framed photo on canvas, 19×27 by B. Docktor

New show opens at 510 Warren Street Gallery

Saturday April 1, opening reception from 3-6

Dashing Star Farm Fin Sheep

Fin Sheep at Dashing Star Farm, Millerton, NY. Framed photo on canvas, 12×15 by B. Docktor

This month’s show runs from March 31-April 30.

I’ll be showing some newly framed pieces. At top, a chicken from Salmon Kill Farm in Salisbury CT, where I had the pleasure of creating images for their new website.

Above, Fin sheep from Dashing Star Farm in Millerton looks so good in this old frame which had previously been on one of my father’s paintings. It looks better on these sheep! Below, I realized that the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse image would fit beautifully into this old frame that I’ve had sitting around for years wondering what to do with it.

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in 12x15 oval frame. Photo on canvas by B. Docktor

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in 12×15 oval frame. Photo on canvas by B. Docktor


This month’s featured artist is

photographer H. David Stein with “Textures and Colors.”

  H. David Stein   "Fantasia On Main Street"   limited edition archival photograph

H. David Stein “Fantasia On Main Street” limited edition archival photograph

Our guest artist this month is Rebecca Becker, showing mixed media collages

Rebecca Becker  "NYPD Rainbow"   mixed media    2016

Rebecca Becker “NYPD Rainbow” mixed media 2016

      CAROL BRODY     B. DOCKTOR     NANCY FELCHER     NANCY GHITMAN      CARL GRAUER                                          
                           KATE KNAPP     NINA LIPKOWITZ      JOHN LIPKOWITZ     HANNAH MANDEL                  
               MARILYN ORNER     PEGGY REEVES      KAREN ROTH      GEORGE SPENCER           

SUNDAY: 12 – 5
518 – 822 – 0510

New show opens February 4 at 510 Warren Street Gallery

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Photographer B. Docktor Opens New Show

at 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY



HUDSON (NY), JANUARY 24, 2017: For her upcoming show in Hudson, from February 4 to February 27, the photographer and maker of “moving images,” B. Docktor, will feature new landscapes—all local—as well as selections from her iconic images of animals on the area’s picturesque farms. Docktor is known for being a long-time documenter of our region—not just the beauty of our landscape, but also of our people, farms, animals, towns, and our celebrations.

B trained in photojournalism with a B.S. from Syracuse University, and before that had her eye tuned to beauty by her father, the illustrator/artist, Irv Docktor. “I appreciate that I have inherited a very artful way of seeing and composing photographic images,” B says, “and I grew up revering Life Magazine and Sports Illustrated. I love sports and—being very agile myself—I’m always trying to get myself in the right place at the right time! I seek to emulate the great photographs of those magazines, while infusing my images with an artful eye. I always aim to find that essential moment, no matter what I’m photographing.”

Using what she calls her “‘moving images’—“in both the physical and emotional sense,” she interjects— B is also presenting an innovative video presentation for the gallery’s front window that will showcase the full breadth of her work’s subjects. She calls this video project “a visual love poem to our area, featuring the beauty of our land, the glory of nature and animals, and the diverse celebrations of its people. Many people know me as an animal photographer, or maybe they see my landscapes in exhibits, in commercial spaces, and online. That said, I photograph people the most—always have and always will! As these rarely get exhibited, except on my website—I’m grateful to have this opportunity to exhibit my favorite “moving images” of people as well as the natural world at 510 Warren Street Gallery.”

B. Docktor’s show, Moving Images, runs from February 4 through February 27, 2017, with an opening reception on February 4 from 3 to 6pm. For further information, contact B. Docktor by telephone at 518-329-6239 or via her website, The 510 Warren Street Gallery can be reached at 518-822-0510, or visited online at

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5





510 Warren St. Gallery George Spencer reception Sat Jan 7 2016 in Hudson NY


Saturday January 7th from 3-6pm

510 Warren Street Gallery

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-2-45-30-pmNew work by George Spencer

On view January 6-January 29

Guest Artist: Paintings by Will Clark


B. Docktor showing flowers to enliven dreams of spring


510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson NY–Also showing work by

Carol Brody, Nancy Felcher, Nancy Ghitman, Carl Grauer, Kate Knapp, Nina Lipkowitz, John Lipkowitz, Hannah Mandel, Marilyn Orner, Peggy Reeves, Karen Roth, H. David Stein, Ben Evans

Open: Friday and Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5


Spaces & Moments: Photo exhibit at Spencertown Academy

Today I hung the photos for my exhibit at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, which opens this Saturday, September 26 with reception from 4-6pm. “Spaces and Moments: Images by Marcia Powdermaker and B. Docktor,” is a photography exhibition by the winners of last year’s Spencertown Academy juried regional art exhibition. The show runs through October 18. Spencertown Academy Arts Center is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York, open weekends 1-5pm. More info here.
I am showing landscapes of our region, mostly from the beautiful area around near my home in Ancram, NY. Also, lovely scenes  featuring majestic trees, flowers, waterscapes, and the always engaging and humorous farm animals I love to photograph.
Marcia’s work is beautifully composed and printed, and our images work great in that lovely space. She printed all the pieces herself and presents them with traditional white mat a simple black frame.
I had always shown my work in this way until I started going to the photo expos and saw large prints on canvas. I started working with my lab, Simply Canvas about 6 years ago. What I love about canvas is that larger prints are more affordable as  there’s no need for glass over the print, and without glass there’s an immediacy that allows you to feel more like you’re there in the scene you’re viewing.
Something I really love about showing my work is the opportunity to see how it looks in different spaces, and how the images transform the space. It’s especially fun at a place like Spencertown Academy where the rooms are bright and have very nice proportions, and there are large expanses of white walls to work with. Like most photographers, I have certain favorite subjects, and I love playing with groups of images and seeing how the design of a group becomes like another work of art beyond the individual image. In the past couple years, I have done this in various spaces like the Roe Jan Community Library, Manna Dew Restaurant in Millerton, Cinnamon Indian Cuisine in Rhinebeck, The LGBTQ Center in Kingston, and Kenver in South Egremont. Each space has its own beauty and challenges, and I just love figuring out what works best in combination, and how to make each show fit the space perfectly.
I used to sit and tinker with measurements and drawings and a whole lot of revisualization when designing a show. My background in graphic design and print production served me well in planning my shows. Like everything else in our lives, the digital age has transformed how I do this task. I use software called ProSelect, made for professional photographers to display their work to clients. With a photograph and measurements of the wall I’m designing on, I’m able to superimpose my images at various sizes and immediately see how it will look. 

Below is the big wall at Manna Dew Restaurant in Millerton, and  how it looked on-screen as I figured out which of my images would work in that size space. 


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Below is how the actual canvas gallery wraps looked in the space:

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Here is one of the newly printed canvas prints in the Spencertown Academy show–from a beautiful early morning on Tim’s Road in Ancram, NY:




Hudson Valley fine art photographer B. Docktor specializes in creating images of nature and the landscape that are stunningly beautiful, soothing, and engaging. Please call 518-329-6239 to discuss a custom installation for your home or workplace.

Ancram Area Farmscapes by B. Docktor at Ancram Town Hall 2/22/15

Ancram Farming: Past, Present, & Future

Sunday February 22 at 2pm ~ Ancram Town Hall ~ 1416 Cty Rt. 7, Ancram

The perfect antidote to cabin fever! Please come join us to see the new exhibit about farming in Ancram created by Lynne Perrella and Jane Shannon, along with three presentations. Historian Jim Mackin will present “Ancram: The Two Sides of Farming History.”  Also speaking: Jim Miller, whose family has been working the land since 1770 at Millerhurst Farm in Ancram. Photographer B. Docktor will be presenting an  animated slideshow called “Ancram Area Farmscapes.” 

Ancram Area Farmscapes

The beauty of our landscape is what drew me and so many other artists to this area. This animated video is literally years in the making–I’ve been photographing the beauty of the land and animals here for a long time. Several years ago I was asked to document the farms for Ancram’s Farmland Protection Plan. That got me on a roll and since then I’ve photographed at these farms which are all represented in the slideshow: Thompson-Finch Farm, Herondale Farm, Millerhurst Farm, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, Coach Farm, Cricket Hill, Hillover Hillsteins, Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Pleasant View, Mill Farm, Shagbark  Farm, The Horse Institute, Tollgate, Fox Hill, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Dashing Star Farm, Western Riding Stables, Black Sheep Hill, Golden Alpacas, Copper Star Alpaca Farm, and Buckwheat Bridges Angora Goats.

The animated slideshow with music is a media form that I have been working in since 2008 when I created one to show the work and life of my father, the artist Irv Docktor. The digital world makes it possible to merge the images and music in a way that feels more like watching a film than looking at individual images–I just love it! It’s a great way to tell the story of a person’s artwork, a life story in pictures, or in this case, a love affair with a place. The transitions from one image to another yields some extraordinary effects with my photos of sunflowers that have been cultivated at nearby Coach Farm. 

I’d be honored to have you come see!

Hudson Valley fine art photographer B. Docktor specializes in creating images of nature,landscape, and animals that are stunningly beautiful, peaceful, sometimes humorous. Images to tell the story of your farm or business. Or as artwork for your walls–these images have a peaceful and healing quality that make them especially suited for healthcare art in hospitals and medical offices. Please call me at 518-329-6239 to discuss a custom installation for your home or workplace.

Ancram Home Grown / Farming: Past, Present & Future


The Grand Opening of the NEW Historic Exhibit at Ancram Town Hall

“ANCRAM Home Grown / Farming: Past, Present & Future”

Ancram Farm Photographs 
We have the perfect antidote to cabin fever
Come to a fun party at
Ancram Town Hall, and view our new exhibit, about the past,
present and future of farming in Ancram.    
We’ve invited three presenters who will entertain and inform you.
*Jim Mackin is a historian who designs and conducts tours for the NY Historical Society and is the founder of WeekDay Walks where each week he leads offbeat walking tours to less-explored historic areas of New York City.  Jim will present
“Ancram: The Two Sides of Farming History”.  History comes alive, when Jim is “in the house”; and his presentations are always engaging, fun, and full of surprises.  His fascination for history is infectious, and he has an entertainer’s flair for
great story-telling.   
*B. Docktor came to Ancram as a weekender in 1988 and moved here to stay in 1993.  She is a photographer, massage therapist and has renovated two of Ancram’s vintage houses.  She will present a photographic slide show video with music.  B’s photos capture the people, places, animals and crops of our rural community; and remind us why we love this place.  Come and enjoy her one-of-a-kind visual tribute to Ancramfarming. 
*Jim Miller, lifelong Ancram resident and farmer, current town Councilman and Deputy Ancram Supervisor, will tell us everything-and-more about the evolution of Ancram farming.  The extensive archives of Millerhurst Farm date back to 1770 and will be the centerpiece of our new exhibit on Ancram farming.    
COME for the presentations, and STAY for the refreshments. 
Sunday, February 22, at 2 PM.
Ancram Town HallCounty Route 7, AncramNY

B. Docktor Photography Slideshow / Q&A at The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center

Saturday September 6, 2014 at 6pm with photo exhibit

Essential Moments at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center

300 Wall Street, Kingston NY


I’m honored to have the opportunity to present a range of work on subjects that captivate me: the importance of family pictures, the beauty of the people, animals, and landscape of our region. Of course any time I exhibit photographs, the choice of work is limited by the space, so it’s great fun to have a chance to show lots of images that don’t usually get seen. The Virginia Apuzzo Hall at The Center is a great big space, so I am lucky to be able to show a wide range of work–from Hudson Valley farm animals to landscapes of our region, to a set of dog portraits, to a set of photos of gay folks that I’ve never exhibited. When I put that last set together, I felt like I was making a present to my younger self, as a group of images like that would have been unimaginable in the 1960s.

The slideshow will include some images of from my childhood to show where my love of family photography started. My father was an illustrator/artist who used photography, and we had a darkroom in our house. There will be a range of photos of people, nature, animals, and pets. It will be a big dose of beauty–I hope you can come out!  Here are a few images that’ll be in the slideshow. Click on any photo to see more on my website.

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(C) B. Docktor 2007


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The Center has a big screen and projector and it’ll be a wonderful chance to get together, to talk and ask questions, to connect in enjoyment of beauty.

The exhibit Essential Moments will be at the Center through September 30. The Center’s business hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and during the Uptown Kingston Farmer’s Market from 10 am – 2 pm most Saturdays. 845-331-5300

Roeliff Jansen Community Library Art Studio Tour

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library Art Studio Tour is happening this Saturday July 26, 2014 from 10-4. This is a wonderful chance to meet the artists and see where they work, the views and things that inspire them. I’d love to take the tour–but I can’t since I’m one of the artists on the tour. But I have had the good fortune to photograph Bob Blechman, Maj & Lonny Kalfus, HM Saffer, and Leon Smith, and have been at the studios of Jeff Neumann, Bob Rosegarten, and Sue Browdy–so I can report that it is great fun, fascinating, and uplifting to do the tour. And of course I hope you will come visit me at my place in Ancram. 
I am not a studio photographer, so you won’t see my studio, but my home and garden will be open, and I’ll be happy to meet you. All the photos on my walls will be for sale, as well as many very affordable prints on paper (which will be gorgeous framed), and greeting cards. I love having the opportunity to show all the different ways my work can be presented in this amazing digital age. In addition to traditionally matted and framed prints, I love making prints on canvas which are wrapped around a wooden frame. Because there is no glass involved, the prints don’t reflect all the windows, and they give a feeling of being there in the scene that works so beautifully for my landscapes and farm animal photos. Occasionally I print on metal which works wonderfully for watery scenes, or images where I want additional snap. 
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A pre-tour reception with the artists, showing representative examples of their work, will be held at the Library from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 25. The art work will remain on display until August 23rd.
The artists who are opening their studios this year include Matt Aarvold, photographer;  R.O. Blechman, illustrator, cartoonist; Walter Boelke, sculptor; Martha Bone, sculpture/installation; Karen Caldicott, sculptor; Bob Crimi, painter; Howard Danelowitz, painter; B. Docktor, photographer; Lonny Kalfus, photographer; Maj Kalfus, painter; Joel Mark Kupperstein; furniture maker; Jeff Neumann,  painter;  H M Saffer II, painter;  Doris Simon; painter; Nancy Rutter, painter; Leon Smith, sculptor; and Dennis Wheeler, painter; Bob Rosegarten, sculptor; Lizbeth Shelley, painter and Sue Browdy, ceramic artist.
Tickets for the tour and reception are $30 and may be purchased at the Library or online

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Rt. 22, approximately one mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale. For information on hours and events, call 518-325-4101, or visit the library’s website