I love photography. When I was a kid, we didn't have a TV and so my window on the world was Life Magazine. It was the photographs, taken by many of the best photographers in the world at the time, that captured my imagination. I began using a camera seriously on a trip to Berlin in 1965 when my father bought me a 35mm Praktica camera with three lenses. I received my BFA from Boston University in Theater as an actor but went on to study at the Germain School of Photography in NY. Shortly thereafter, my camera and I became one. I began by documenting the mass gatherings in Central Park in the 1970s, eventually moved into portrait and theater production photography. During the last several years I have returned to documentary, as well as landscape work. In addition, I have had several solo shows in Montclair, Livingston and Short Hills, NJ.
My early days in the theater inform the work I do. I’m drawn to quiet and dramatic theatrical moments. My photographs attempt to tell a story, whether the focus is on people or nature. The subject can be a person in the street, or a boat on the beach. Both can evoke emotions or memories and a sense of participation or solitude. I am fascinated by what is in the frame of the photograph –– the relationship between people and the space they occupy. Most of my recent work is in black & white. For me there is something mysterious, sensual and engaging about a black and white photograph. That is why, more often than not, I prefer it over color. Photographer Dominic Rouse, puts it well, “Color is everything, black and white is more.”
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