I've been fascinated with photography. As a teenager I rode my bike to my camera store jobs, learning what I could about equipment, technique, and style. In college I wrote letters for a year to the agents of famous NYC photographers. Finally, I had an offer. OK, I was "just" a NYC photographer's assistant, but I was IN.
Thrown into the proverbial deep end, I then assisted the best photographers working in fashion in 80's, with most of the sessions for Vogue. After a few years of intensive training, I started my own photography business. My specialities were fashion and portraits of actors and actresses. My portraiture took from 50's style Hollywood lighting, borrowed from the film days, while my fashion photography leaned toward Helmut Newton and Deborah Turbeville, for whom I worked an additional year.
In addition to shooting, I continue to study the work of great photographers, a practice I believe is essential to developing one's own style. I have a deep respect and admiration for the work of top photographers from all disciplines. A photographer must have an eye for composition, light and beauty, or no equipment will save them. When taking photos I look most eagerly to the aesthetic challenges, but my technical background does come in handy.
Today, most of my work is interior design, architecture, and commercial photography. I try to reveal and embellish my subject. I take time to understand the work of my clients, develop ideas for capturing it, then work to do so.
The on-site portion of my work later yields to my custom digital photo finishing process. In the digital lab, and using a 27" loaded iMac, plenty of pixel coaxing replaces the hours of darkroom work I used to lovingly do.
My work may be largely commercial, but for me it's an artistic process from start to finish. The portfolios linked to the photos above will provide you with samples of recent work. Enjoy.