Imaginary photographs. New Jersey is my muse, but we have an open relationship.
artist & brand consultant Westfield, New Jersey
President, Westfield Art Association
Co-President, Pro Arts Jersey City
past Chair, Professional Development, Pro Arts Jersey City
past Exhibitions Committee, New Jersey Photo Forum
My images are the product of my memories and imagination, the reverse of what we expect from photography.
Nothing is more enlightening about a place than its backroads. They are a bit darker, but always more insightful. These are the places that hold onto wisps of Carver and Cheever, or the occasional brushstroke of Hopper or Wyeth. As I drive these roads I don't take a camera with me, but wait for the memories of the trip to select an image for me; and weather conditions, and time of day. Eventually, I go back with a camera and shoot with natural light. It's about the fastest shoot ever, yet what is captured is pure America...with a Jersey accent.
When I choose to create an image from my imagination, I shoot in my studio using small toys as my subjects, creating dioramas around them using props, lighting, and projected background images. This gives me the freedom to comment on American culture with 3-D images on-camera directly as I imagine them.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Art Fair 14C Jersey City, NJ
Gallery Kayafas Boston, MA
Mishkin Gallery NewYork, NY
Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester, MA
MoNA, the Museum of New Art Detroit, MI
CICA Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, South Korea
George Segal Gallery Montclair, NJ
Luhring Augustine Gallery NewYork, NY
Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition (BWAC) Brooklyn, NY
PhotoPlace Gallery Middlebury, VT
Emerge Gallery Saugerties, NY
exhibition opportunities, gallery representation, book and editorial projects