I've been fascinated with photography. As a teenager I rode my bike to my camera store job, learning all I could about tools, 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 worked for arguably the best photographers shooting fashion in 80's. Most sessions were for Vogue. After a few years of training, I started my own photography business. I shot fashion and portraits. My portraiture was styled using 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.
I continue to study the work of great photographers, a practice I believe is essential to developing photographic 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 a technical grounding is also essential.
Today, most of my work is interior design, architecture, and commercial photography. The subject must be shown and embellished. I take time to understand the work of my clients, develop ideas for capturing it, then work to do it the best way possible.
After a photo shoot, I engage in a lengthy custom digital photo finishing process. In my digital lab I rely on a 27" high res and calibrated iMac. Plenty of pixel coaxing replaces the hours of darkroom work I used to lovingly do, but it's no less artistic.
It's an artistic process from start to finish. I sincerely hope the photos above are your cup of tea.