Category: art

Backbone

Backbone – On the ten-year anniversary of my solo photography show and related photography book, and on photographing the 2008 NYC Pride March in the rain Did you know…that my first solo photography show, Backbone, opened ten years ago today, on August 8, 2008, at 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City? Yes it did. How ...

What Remains…

Defining Our Legacy A quote from the movie P.S. I Love You reminds, “None of us come out of [this world] alive.” I’ve thought of it often, in particular this year, a time, in my own life, marked by loss and impending loss…. But since we can’t leave this world alive, what do we leave ...

World AIDS Day

Capturing a Pandemic Today is December 1, World AIDS Day, WAD 2017. On this World AIDS Day, I just want to share a few HIV and AIDS stories I’ve covered over the years. Here’s a picture of one of my favorite angels, the Bethesda Angel in Central Park. This particular image is a #tbt taken ...

When All You Have Is an iPhone

What to do when you unexpectedly end up photographing performances and shows with your smartphone   This past Sunday I went to see Steve Hayes perform Now That I Mention It at Pangea, in New York City. I had interviewed and photographed the award-winning comedian and actor for A&U Magazine, and I was looking forward ...

Photographing HIV-inspired Art in NYC

Documenting June: Photographing HIV/AIDS-related events, capturing history in the making Not all events are created equal. Some are more interesting than others. In order to be able to capture events in the best way possible (either in writing or light), we need to find a way to best connect with our subject and the story ...

Small car. Big Park.

Mentors

Mentors and Their Role in Our Personal and Professional Lives “Find something you are passionate about, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I paraphrase, but this is what my father once told me, when I was a kid. I didn’t quite understand what he was trying to say at the ...

Notes on Writing the Artist Statement

On Writing about Photography: Drafting the Artist Statement Writers would rather write an article or essay than a query letter to an editor to pitch that article or essay. They’d rather write a book than a synopsis. That’s because it often seems to be so much harder to write a one-page query letter than a ...