Quality Parks President Mindy Block was married to Raymond P. Corwin, a well-known environmentalist and the energy behind the creation of the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission. Corwin served as its first Executive Director and held that office for 17 years, until his untimely death in April 2010.
Our work will be always be inspired by Ray.
Ray's Work Ethic
“None of us will be here forever - let’s simply accept that - but we certainly can – and must - set the stage for our successors. That’s our truest obligation, and is the real test of whether our efforts are well expended."
Love & Stewardship
Why Ray's photography inspires me to this day
"I have always been intrigued by the challenge of capturing a moment in time - however ordinary or extraordinary - with a single, well chosen photograph.
When one of those infinite number of moments in time is "captured well" - through subject, color, lighting, texture, interaction, juxtaposition of elements, facial expressions, humor, understatement, or any other attribute - I view that as a resounding success.
Perhaps someone, somewhere, at some time, will find those moments equally intriguing, and peer curiously at that scene to fill in the questions which the photograph prompts.
This is in stark contrast to a movie or film, where it is the actual sequence of images - dozens or more per second - that coveys a story, and the brain waits for, and absorbs each new visual element of the unfolding drama.
When faced only with a single, well chosen and well captured image, however, the brain must peer carefully at, focus upon, and wonder about that one scene, and use two of those most human of characteristics - self awareness and imagination - to fully appreciate it.
In this way, "still" photography can be far more "interactive" than other forms of media. Happy thinking!"
-- Raymond P. Corwin