Monthly Archives: August 2011

shayla-vie jenkins

Not every shoot has a story. Sometimes the photograph is all that’s necessary. I hope to shoot a series of portraits with the dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Yesterday, Shayla-Vie was my test. Initially she wasn’t … Continue reading

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twyla tharp dance

How I got to photograph Twyla Tharp’s company so soon after I began photographing dance is a miracle. Kathy DeShaw, who helped promote the Dianne McPherson show, worked for Twyla and told her about the pictures I did for Dianne. … Continue reading

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adar wellington: mirror project

I met Adar in June of 2010 at a Discount Dance Supply catalog shoot in Anaheim, CA. She was one of the models chosen to wear the jazz and funky outfits. Adar was great for the catalog. Besides her endless … Continue reading

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francine landes: dianne mcpherson rehearsal

Soon after moving to New York City, I thought shooting dance might be interesting. In 1977, I went to a studio on 23rd st. and 6th Ave., and in that era, well before people became scared of the internet, the … Continue reading

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naomi: reflection

Something about Naomi reminds me of Elizabeth. Part of it is her natural beauty and the quirky face. Part is the lack of inhibition in front of the camera, something so difficult to find 30 years later in this age … Continue reading

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elizabeth in the hamptons

It was February 24, 1979. I have no idea why we were spending a Winter weekend in Montauk but it must have been Elizabeth’s idea. I wasn’t much of a traveler yet. Elizabeth had a car. We were also great … Continue reading

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first photograph

I began taking pictures in the 7th grade. I bought a used AnscoFlex camera for $3.95 from the photo counter at Osco Drugs. It was the only used camera they had. I always wondered why the camera was there. Everything … Continue reading

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my vision

I don’t see or think like a normal person. I’m not sure when that first happened. I had always wanted to be a doctor but my high school photography teacher read my palm and said it wasn’t in my future. … Continue reading

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