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Self Portrait ... New York City, N.Y. ... March 4, 2022

As a photographer, I look for moments that we might otherwise miss in the flurry of our daily lives: quirky, emotional, intimate. They can be colorful, monochrome, beautiful, ugly, busy or minimal. In some, the story is obvious; in others, it’s up to the viewer. But when it works, there’s an immediate visceral reaction. My work has spanned many genres but mostly focuses on street photography and urban scenes. I also like to shoot images of musicians (owing to my previous 30-year-career in the business).

 

I have been making photos for about four years, spurred by a health impasse that ended my music career. Photography offered a wonderful medium to harness my creative energy. I enjoy and find inspiration from many photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Art Kane, Richard Avedon, Ansel Adams and numerous other lesser-known (but equally talented) shooters found on Instagram.

Sandwiched between my 30 years playing music, I spent 15 years in newspaper journalism (1993-2008), including eight at the Ventura County Star. I am the co-author with Joe La Barbera of “Times Remembered: The Final Years of the Bill Evans Trio.” (University of North Texas Press, 2021).  Learn more about our book and subscribe to our newsletter at www.timesrememberedbook.com.

My work has been featured in juried exhibits by the South Manchester Camera Club (England), The Chateau Gallery (Louisville, KY) and Decode Gallery (Tucson, AZ). My photos of the Los Angeles River, shot for an Instagram Takeover for @lariverx, are in the permanent collection of the Western Water Archives of the The Claremont Colleges Digital Library. I am a member of the Park West Camera Club and split my life between Ventura, Calif. and New York City, NY.

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