“God Does Crap”

A number of years ago, during a stint of unemployment, I was assisting a friend, a still-life photographer out in his Brooklyn studio. One day, after a day’s shoot, we went into Manhattan to drop off the film and while we waited for it to be processed by the lab, we had dinner and drinks.Continue reading ““God Does Crap””

On Garry Winogrand

As I age I believe my work speaks truer to what I need to express. I’ve been lucky to have met many of the photographers that influence my work in some way. As a young man while in school, I worked part time in a large camera store where I sold darkroom equipment and supplies.Continue reading “On Garry Winogrand”

Nathan Lyons: An Irresistible Passion for Photography

Even though I never had the chance to study with him or attend a workshop, I consider Nathan Lyons to be an important mentor. His writing and imagery struck a chord with this photographer as a young man. “Notations In Passing” has been on my night table for over 38 years. “Nathan Lyons did notContinue reading “Nathan Lyons: An Irresistible Passion for Photography”

“For What We See Is What We Are”

I haven’t thought of Ernst Haas in years. Every so often I come across an image of his and it sparks a wonderful teenage memory. Haas was a photojournalist and  pioneering color photographer. I was lucky to discover him very early in my career. Haas bridged the gap between photojournalism and the use of photographyContinue reading ““For What We See Is What We Are””

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay

Bill Jay was the first editor of the highly influential “Creative Camera” magazine, in the late 1960s. He is the author of more than 20 books on the history and criticism of photography, and roughly 400 essays, lectures and articles. I loved reading his work and would consider his writing to be one of theContinue reading “Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay”

My LensCulture Submission Review

There are various points I will respond to, what do you think of this review? Be honest please. Dear Keith Goldstein, Thanks so much for sharing your images with us at LensCulture. Your photographs share an engaged sense of interactions between people and their environments. They are intuitive and read as having been produced byContinue reading “My LensCulture Submission Review”

Street Photography Awards 2017

Click on the link below and share the love please!!! https://www.lensculture.com/street-photography-awards-2017/event-submission/352719?utm_campaign=104-submit&utm_content=submit&utm_medium=social&utm_source=fb-social  

Thoughts of Francesca

How far do we step inside of ourselves? Have a look beneath the skin? Is it vanity? It it a search for truth? Justice? The American Way? I look at the work of Francesca Woodman and see I work that is an exploration in progress for self truth. A process. A work that is leftContinue reading “Thoughts of Francesca”