My personal photography ranges from a series of photo essays on people who either create solutions to ameliorate some of the social and environmental problems of our times, to people who do the kinds of work that most of us are unaware of, to street photography in my adopted city of New York, to whatever I may find striking as I go to and from assignments or just travel about.
My professional photography—I’m a photographer by trade—is for nonprofit, commercial,
editorial, and corporate clients, often working alongside writers, telling their stories visually. I’ve been a photographer since my teens, photographing artists, musicians, and other people I found interesting.
I spent over 25 years buying, selling, and consulting in rare books and manuscripts, and transitioned to photography full-time in 2007. During my prior career I kept photographing, doing documentary photography for several nonprofits. I also studied photography, taking workshops and master classes at the Maine Media Workshops and the ICP. Since moving to NYC, in 2011, to be in the midst of the energy of other creatives, I’ve photographed projects for nonprofits including the Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Animal Medical Center, and the Environmental Protection Agency. My photography is informed by the documentary and photojournalistic traditions, and by photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dan Winters, Josef Koudelka, and mentor Constantine Manos.
While my work is straightforward, it is not simple. I capture revealing gesture and expression, and have a knack for creating images that tell stories. My photos invite you to look for details, both physical and emotional, as keys to understanding. Please take a look.
I'm the photographer of the travel guidebooks 111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss and 111 Places in Brooklyn That You Must Not Miss. If you're going to visit New York City, they're worth having.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.