Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I got my first camera, a Pentax Spotmatic, while a student at NYU during the 1960’s. I cannot imagine a more exiting time to experiment and learn about photography. I lived in Greenwich Village and would wander about photographing everything from musicians, some of whom would later become well known, to protesters during the height of the Vietnam War, Central Park and all it showcased, which gave me the opportunity to document a very vital and historically important time in NYC.
I knew then that I was hooked. I loved photography and everything that it allowed me to do. I was able to tell a story, a narrative that connected each of us to one another. In a very powerful way, my photography could make others smile or laugh out loud. My photos were able to communicate the nuances of emotions with much more intensity than I was ever able to do with words. I could capture a gesture or the hint of an expression, or a place at a point in time that would never be the same. Taking photos for me really was about self-discovery.
These days, photography is more fascinating than ever. My projects attempt to tell important stories of our time; Urban Decay examines Detroit after the demise of the auto industry. Off the Interstate took me on a 4500-mile road trip on the back roads of 6 states, exploring the impact of the interstate on rural America, and Below Zero takes a closer look at the Arctic and Antarctic.
I hope you enjoy my photos.
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