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New Jersey is my muse, but we have an open relationship.


I have lived in New Jersey since last century, which is just about the time it takes to get to know a place (but not enough time to acquire the accent). My photographs capture the cultural artifacts that together define this peculiar, marvelous, and most American of places.

These images are deeply rooted in authenticity and go beyond the highways and interchanges to the backstreets of Jersey: Highway 9, Route 22, Tenth Avenue – places that hold on tenuously to wisps of Raymond Carver and John Cheever's writings, brushstrokes of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, and the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen. There’s a little Nucky Thompson and Tony Soprano in there, too.
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