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”

I Lost A Friend…..

Lee was one of my housemates at SUNY New Paltz, my first college. A lot of fun times. I last saw Lee in 2003/4, when he was in NYC. We had dinner, drinks, and shared lots of memories. Missing from image above, taken at graduation, is Marc Wolf. I believe Lee took the photo. WhatContinue reading “I Lost A Friend…..”

“Looking On”, Olympus Passion, November 2018

I am very happy to announce that “Olympus Passion” published a portion of my project, “Looking On, Watching the Building of the Freedom Tower”. Many thanks go out to Mauricio and Hugo of “Olympus Passion” for doing a great edit and a wonderful layout. Last, but not least, a huge HUGE thank you to MatteoContinue reading ““Looking On”, Olympus Passion, November 2018″

David Douglas Duncan 1916-2018, R.I.P.

David Douglas Duncan (January 23, 1916 – June 7, 2018) was an American photojournalist who is best known for his dramatic combat photographs. In Memoriam David Douglas DuncanCreditVideo by Harry Ransom Center © Joe McNally 1st Lt David D. Duncan formerly at El Toro, who participated in the famed Fiji Patrol on Bougainville. The picture wasContinue reading “David Douglas Duncan 1916-2018, R.I.P.”

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”

Pete Turner, In Memoriam 1934-2017

For those of you familiar with the history of photography, especially color photography, the name Pete Turner conjures up imagery of intense color and saturation. A master and a pioneer. Pete passed away a couple of days ago at the age of 83. His pioneering experimental imagery will surely be missed. Please visit his websiteContinue reading “Pete Turner, In Memoriam 1934-2017”

Make Your Own History

Today is my birthday. When I was younger, in many ways it didn’t matter. You celebrated with friends and hopefully with someone special. As I’ve gotten older, having a family, a young son, and not being, well, a young father, I’ve been getting very nostalgic. I think about family more and more. Thankfully my parentsContinue reading “Make Your Own History”

Don’t Forget History.

My family, from Lodz, circa 1912, Brooklyn, New York. I decided to post this image of my mother’s side of my family. It’s the side I am closest to. I posted this image previously on Facebook and Pbase, where it has generated quite a lot of responses. We tend as we grow older, when friendsContinue reading “Don’t Forget History.”