I inherited my first camera and my love of travel from my grandmother. The Kodak Brownie camera she gave me at age six is long gone, but the wanderlust lives on. Whether I am shooting photographs in my own backyard or halfway around the world, I always feel that I am in my element. Much of my fine art work is photorealistic, but I also love experimenting with textures, composites, and freehand drawing on my tablet to create mixed media photographs.
My photographs have appeared in several juried exhibits at museums, galleries, and other venues including Rising Waters 2.0 at the Museum of the City of New York and hang in the collections of both private and institutional art collectors. I have been published in Smithsonian, Coastal Living, Scientific American, The (London) Telegraph, and dozens of other magazines, newspapers, calendars, and books from Moscow to Manhattan. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love for a living and to share my work on a global scale.
Though primarily self-taught, I took a year of photography at Smith College where I minored in studio art, and worked as a photojournalist for a local paper after graduation. I took classes at the International Center for Photography while practicing law in Manhattan and was thrilled to have three photos chosen for a student show at ICP, in the very same building where I had first seen work by my photographic hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson. I have also studied at the Westchester Arts Workshop, the New York State Professional Photographers Summer Workshop, and at Maine Media College, where three of my photos were published in a fine art book, Maine Frame Photo Contest.
E-Klek-tik at the Riverfront Gallery, Yonkers, NY November 2014
Bridging the Waters at The Outreach Center, Nyack, New York October-November 2014
Rising Waters 2.0 at The Museum of the City of New York, NY, NY December 2013-March 2014
People Uniting through the Arts Raritan Bay Coffee Company, Perth Amboy, New Jersey March 2014
Hurricane Sandy Through the Eyes of Local Photographers at ArtsWestchester, March - April 2013 (juried show - three of those photos then went on to be exhibited in Mount Vernon, NY in a show featuring images from the superstorm).
Shore to Shore at the Shenkman and Peckham Gallery (ArtsWestchester), January - March 2013
Person to Person at The Arts Exchange in White Plains, New York 2010 (juried show)
Photographers of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, New York 2011, 2012
Student shows at the Westchester Art Center in White Plains, NY 2005, 2007 and the International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1989.
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