Max Skjöldebrand: Blog en-us (C) Max Skjöldebrand (Max Skjöldebrand) Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:20:00 GMT Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:20:00 GMT Max Skjöldebrand: Blog 80 120 "Picturing The Fair: A Virtual Exhibition." Save the date for an upcoming photography show with which I have been involve. It's called "Picturing the Fair: A Virtual Exhibition." Ten photographers and I have photographed the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair for the last two years. Despite the cancellation of this year's fair, we thought people would enjoy seeing photos of this iconic event. The West Tisbury Library is hosting our show and we are doing it in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society.

Here are the details:

Exhibit dates: August 1 - 30, 2020

Exhibit website:

Zoom reception: Wednesday, August 5th at 5 pm EST

Follow us at #picturingthefair on FB and IG and tell your friends about this show. Hope to see you at the reception! #wtpubliclibrary #mvagfair #marthasvineyard

On my home page here I have posted a selection of my photographs taken at recent Agricultural Fairs. 6 of these will appear in the virtual show.

(Max Skjöldebrand) Ag Agricultural Fair Martha's Tisbury Vinyeard West Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:17:11 GMT
A Tale of Two Theaters My book, "A Tale of Two Theaters", about the restoration of two historic movie theaters on Martha's Vineyard was published at the end of May this year. It is currently only available for purchase ($14.95) in 4 places on Martha's Vineyard: The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, the MV Museum bookshop, the MV Film Center in Vineyard Haven and Cronig's store in Vineyard Haven. 

The 3 galleries on my website which previously featured photographs of the two theaters, The Capawock and the Strand Theatre, have now been edited and combined into one new gallery, "A Tale of Two Theaters", which features all the photographs in my book.  

The book was favorably reviewed by the MV Times on June 6, 2015 and by the Vineyard Gazette on June 28, 2015.


(Max Skjöldebrand) capawock cinema martha's vineyard oak bluffs strand theater foundation vineyard haven Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:48:54 GMT
Capawock and Strand photos on show at Winnetu Oceanside Resort From May 28, 2016, my photographs of the Capawock and Strand theaters exhibited as "Going to the Pictures" at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center in October 2015, with 5 additional photographs, will be on display at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA, courtesy of owners Mark and Gwenn Snider. This is part of an on-going fund-raising effort for the two theaters by the Martha's Vineyard Theater Foundation.   

(Max Skjöldebrand) Capawock Cinema Martha's Vineyard Oak Bluffs Strand Theater Theater Foundation Vineyard Haven Winnetu Tue, 31 May 2016 16:56:35 GMT
Palmyra Lost I have today (May 4, 2016) added 24 photographs taken in Palmyra, Syria, on December 26, 2007, of the 3 structures which were destroyed in 2015.

(Max Skjöldebrand) Palmyra World heritage ruins site temple Wed, 04 May 2016 21:13:26 GMT
"Distant Voices" I have a new show coming up at the end of this week at the Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. It will run from April 29 through to May 26. There will be an Artist's Reception on Saturday April 30, 4pm to 6pm. The show features a selection of my black-and-white photographs of Forlorn Buildings on Martha's Vineyard, including some new ones that are not on this website at this time of posting. 

(Max Skjöldebrand) Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:15:02 GMT
New Gallery "Going to the Pictures"

Artist’s Statement

Going to the Pictures
An exhibit of photographs of two abandoned cinemas lovingly restored

Location: The Feldman Family Art Space, Martha's Vineyard Film Center, Vineyard Haven, MA

Dates: October 21 - November 8, 2015

This small selection of photographs is a sub-set of my current project to photograph abandoned buildings on Martha’s Vineyard. My fascination with abandoned buildings stems from what I see as a certain (appealing) austerity in the desolation of abandoned structures which results from the ravages of time. Even though inanimate, many of these abandoned structures are “distant voices” which “speak” to me.

My photographs of these two cinemas showcase the details of the exteriors and interiors of the Capawock (opened in 1913) and the Strand (opened in 1915). Both cinemas had been shuttered for several years but thanks to the vision and generosity of Mark Snider and the Martha's Vineyard Theatre Foundation, which he created for the purpose of the restorations, the cinemas were reopened earlier this year. Happily, Mark agreed to my request to photograph the various stages of the restoration process.

I have selected the photographs for this show for their imagery rather than as a comprehensive, historical record of the original state of each cinema and each stage of their restorations. These photos tell the story up to the days of the grand openings in May and June 2015, respectively. Visit these movie theaters to see the wonderful restorations for yourself! 

(Max Skjöldebrand) Capawock Martha's Vineyard Strand cinema restoration Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:46:24 GMT
Welcome! Welcome to my new website July 16, 2015.

I have uploaded selections of photographs taken over a number of years. Most of these were taken on Martha's Vineyard. I will be adding more collections in the future. Your comments will be welcome.

(Max Skjöldebrand) website Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:42:49 GMT