Category: art

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 ...

Self-Portraits

Photographing One’s (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

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Graffiti Art: Demolition Exhibition

Demolition Exhibition: Graffiti art in Jersey City, June 27 – July 4 #GVM004 Jersey City Pep Boys store, on Marin Blvd is no more. Auto parts gone. The building emptied. Evacuated. Turned, quite shortly afterwards, into a mesmerizing work of art. I’m not the best person to have a word to say about graffiti work, ...