Category Archives: nudes

03/31/16: smokers’ detritus #4 – natalie 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

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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04/13/14: brittany de grofft

The morning before my shoot with Brittany DeGrofft I had intense daydreams about the pictures that might happen that afternoon. I couldn’t control my thoughts. I didn’t see any specific images… only blurs of wonder! The previous evening I also … Continue reading

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02/27/15 – boston ballet: freedom/rebirth/love

PLEASE DO NOT COPY OR SHARE ANY PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE BOSTON BALLET PHOTO ESSAY. THANK YOU. PBG It’s been months now since I photographed Boston Ballet’s dress rehearsal of Jiri Kylian’s Bella Figura. The photographs (along with several essays written … Continue reading

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01/09/14: balthus & me: muses and cats

Preface: As an artist it can be a scary thing, pushing conventional boundaries. Manet’s Olympia caused a scandal in 1865 Paris. The painting still elicits discussion to this day, so important PBS did a documentary on the painting and the … Continue reading

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06/10/13: gordon munro studio

I doubt I’d be here right now if it wasn’t for Gordon Munro. In early 1979 I was going through a difficult transition period in my career. I had moved to New York City in August, 1976, planning on living … Continue reading

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