Category: books

Photography: My First Mentor

How and why I got interested in photography, in particular black-and-white photography and self-portraiture You might already know that I’m a writer and photographer. While these days I do both writing and photography, writing came first. Then, I discovered photography. My interest in photography truly started when stumbling upon the work of award-winning, legally blind ...

Rainbow Over Manhattan.

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 ...

June 5 – HIV Longterm Survivors Awareness Day

Journeys Through Darkness Capturing the AIDS epidemic in pictures and words Today is June 5, HIV long-term survivors day. Today, June 5, 2018, the AIDS epidemic (pandemic) turns 37. Some 37 years ago, on or around June 5, 1981, I was experiencing the magical white nights in a city now known as Saint Petersburg. I ...

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. Again. I spent this past weekend preparing images for clients–wall photo art, calendars, metal prints and the like. And it got me thinking…the holiday season is, indeed, upon us. I don’t usually hit the malls and shopping centers, unless I absolutely have to or there’s something to do with photo/lighting gear, ...

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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No Boundaries: On the Set of Ron B’s Show

On the set of Ron B’s show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, at MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network)   “Just call me Ron B,” the out trans actor, activist and Tina Turner impersonator once told me, back in 2008, when I first interviewed her after meeting her at a World AIDS Day 2007 event. Who’s ...