It’s the transformation from literal to figurative that holds my interest; that’s what I’m always working on. It’s not just interest in a specific subject that matters to me as it is the portrayal of that subject. I photograph, not to wind up with a photograph but to create an image that can be cajoled into something different from the original, something that comes from within me. I work with a process I call “digital reconstruction,” which is really an intimate exploration and use of digital editing techniques-in-combination which offer an unparalleled opportunity to create an image in many different ways. The inspiration is to both learn to photograph in a way that can transform successfully into this new kind of imagery, as well as to come up with fresh applications of the technology, all the while making certain not to take it too far or to misuse it.
I see the world as creatively ordered and I improvise on that in a lyrical and often quirky way. I’m thematic and ridiculously curious, always looking. Bill Brandt and Harry Callahan were my favorite photographers and Claude Monet and Willem deKooning were my favorite painters. There were many others that shaped my vision just as with other young aspiring artists. “It’s the things I notice that shape my mind.”
Studied and painted at The People’s Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
Studied life drawing at the Art Students League, NYC.
Studied fine art and graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,PA.
Studied advertising, graphic design & photography at The School of Visual Arts, NYC.
Apprenticed to Harper’s Bazaar, surrealistic fashion photographer William Silano, NYC.
Retired now from working as a professional interiors/architectural photographer having come full circle, returning to my one true love, being the me I was always meant to be.