Category Archives: nudes

05/11/17: spontaneous creation

In addition to being an incredible artist, Bill T. Jones is a good man. The words “please” and “thank you” are used often when he speaks to the people around him. In America you don’t find many people like him … Continue reading

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10/18/16: yify

The beginning of this story is as much about three people as it is about one. I never would have met Abby or Yify without knowing Veronica. Veronica found me a couple of years ago, sitting alone during an after-performance … Continue reading

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06/18/16: smokers’ detritus #9A – blythe and the mermaid parade

This essay is numbered 9A. In terms of chronological time it is out-of-order. Several interesting events came before this one but I had to write this story soon after it happened. I was afraid if I waited the energy of … Continue reading

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04/03/16: smokers’ detritus #5 – caitlin trainor

04/16/16: It seems none of my days go as planned. Lately it’s been this way too often. I was excited to shoot Carmen Salta and Caitlin Trainor together, first for my Intimate Portrait project and then out in Central Park … Continue reading

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03/31/16: smokers’ detritus #4 – natalie johnson at brighton beach

I needed a day out of the city and away from the computer. Brighton Beach has become my go-to place for an afternoon of meditation and peace. I love picking up food from the Russian buffet at Brighton Bazaar, having … Continue reading

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03/12/15: stories and smokers’ detritus

Caitlin Trainor says I’m the only one who can make discarded cigarette butts look beautiful. It’s a wonderful comment but not exactly true. Irving Penn did a series on cigarette butts in the 1960s. I visit the Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading

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alyssa forte: rescued from the void

02/04/16: photographer’s note It’s difficult to put the Intimate Portrait photographs into words. How does one explain a shoot where I’m sitting on a half-naked model for three hours while wearing only a t-shirt and shorts. When I’m away from … Continue reading

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08/25/15: natalie deryn johnson

Photographer’s note: The Intimate Portrait project has evolved over the past few years into a series of photographs of ever increasing emotion, passion, trust, sensuality, meditation, and peace. They have become very physical out of necessity. I have learned over … Continue reading

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