I know nothing better then to photograph what is close to home. My neighborhood, my commute to and from work, my hometown New York City and its boroughs. In strangers on the street I recognize a piece of myself within. Of course my friends, and last, but not least, my family. For me, there is nothing better then to document, hopefully with emotion, a connection, to the things I know. In this, is the mystery of “the other”, knowing that which is close, is also knowing knowing what else it can be.
I guess I am writing this as a response to my work being rejected from the Lens Culture “Street Photography Awards 2015″. I don’t make photographs to impress or to show off some technical prowess of style or command of the medium. I look forward to seeing their choices, their definition of “winner”.