Originally born on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, my interest in photography began at age 9 while my father let me see him working in a darkroom.

Later, I studied music, art and architectural design at Hunter College, City University of New York, and became engrossed by creative influences brought by people moving from one place to another. Of interest to me then, African and Balinese rhythms and beats from recordings and at world music concerts, felt the spiritual nature of Aboriginal and North American Indian Art. All of which inspired me to travel the globe with my camera.

Of interest to me now are neighborhoods, residents, and the buildings/structures that people imbue with their spirits. Influences on my photography are Berenice Abbott, Mary Ellen Mark, Eugene Atget, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Andre Kertesz.

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