Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Pictures

Mexican Wedding,Mexico 2002

I took this picture with a P&S camera that has a 22mm lens. Its very small and light,quite wonderful to use takes a big bite out of the world.
I love how happy the bride is.

Mandy and Claudia , Hill House, NY 2004

This is the last picture I took using the 8x10 camera. I have not used it since then.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


C and Mandy, 2004

Brian,Becca and Mandy 1996

The cameras ability to mark time is unsurpassed . Eight summers have passed between these 2 photographs. I look forward to the next eight.

The Splendor of Summer

Murphy's Boy, 1997

43 Albany Ave, NY 1997

Brian and Leif fishing for Brownies, 1998

Mandy, 1997

Summer is the healing season for me.

My soul responds to the way light falls gracefully on everything. Nourishing,resplendant,invigorating...I can't think of enough adjectives to properly describe

this season of bliss.

Its also the time when my eye shifts to photographing my family and friends in all our crazy rituals. Skin glows in the summer. Everything is good and safe once again.

Monday, August 28, 2006

From The Flat Files

Albany,NY 2001

This selection is a sampling of my continued interest in photographing my family and people in general.I first started taking portraits with a view camera back in 1979. Working first with a 5x7 then eventually an 8x10 Deardorff. The incredible detail and tonal structure of the contact print was intoxicating.At first the sittings were awkward due to the cumbersome nature of such a large bellows camera,but eventually I developed a finess for it. By the mid 1990's I realized that I was missing out on wonderful opportunities due to not having the 8x10 ready to go at a moments notice.To remedy this, I started working with both the venerable Rolleiflex and Leica, which immediately introduced a dimension to my work that was not so much lacking but welcomed.

Friday, August 25, 2006


The site will post the first group of images before the end of today.Thanks for stopping by.