Category Archives: portrait

06/16/16: smokers’ detritus #10 – the long walk (an artist’s life)

My career has been in a slow transition, moving from commercial to fine art photography. I’m not sure exactly when this began but it was about a decade ago. My first memory of the change is a portrait of New … 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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04/26/16: smokers’ detritus #8 – shen wei dance arts

I’ve always been registered as in independent. Ive always thought it was stupid I couldn’t vote in a New York Democratic primary but it never seemed important until this year. I believe Hillary Clinton could be one of the best … Continue reading

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04/23/16: smokers’ detritus #7 – soleil acevedo

I first connected with Soleil Acevedo on Facebook. I believe it was before she shaved her head but I’m not exactly sure. I do know I took notice of her new look when I saw a photograph of Soleil taken … Continue reading

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04/14/16: smokers’ detritus #6 – aipad

I’ve attended AIPAD a bunch of times during the past twenty years. Five years ago when I decided to become a full-time artist, it became a yearly event for me. AIPAD is “The Association of International Photography Art Dealers.” From … 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 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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03/26/15: smokers’ detritus #3 – jackson heights

Today day began in an unusual way, but that’s what I expected. I’ve just come off three months of intense work, publishing the 7th issue of VISION (my dance art magazine) and photographing two weeks of Paul Taylor’s dress rehearsals. … Continue reading

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