Born in Philadelphia, raised in Texas, and educated at Northwestern, The University of Texas, and UCLA, I have lived in Los Angeles for over thirty years. I shot film after college, but now only digital.
After seeing Antonioni's BLOW UP, I fell in love with the 35 mm camera, and after watching all of Godard's 60's films, I learned to appreciate the look of documentary put to non-documentary effect. I used to teach film studies, my speciality was the Japanese film, and I wrote screenplays.
I have eclectic tastes that run from Atget to WeeGee, from Friedlander and Winogrand to Thomas Struth and Jeff Wall. I read photography history and theory, appreciate both the romantics and the Dusseldorf School. While I shoot mostly in a semi-journalistic style, I have recently begun more conceptual projects and I now shoot with medium format.
My photos have appeared in the quarterly literary journal r.kv.r.y. , they are in private collections in Australia and this country in Los Angeles, New York, Kansas City and St. Louis, and I have done promotional photography for the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
2017. April. Jewish Cemeteries in Texas. Texas Jewish Historical Society, annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas.
2017. April. "Endangered Texas Jewish Cemeteries ," Jewish Community Center, Austin, Texas.
2017. January, Photo LA. Creative Photography Workshops.
2016. December, Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
2016. Photo LA. Creative Photography Workshops.
2015. April-May, "Multiple Images", group show at Wall Street Gallery, West Hollywood, California.
2015. January. Photo LA. Artist's Corner Gallery and Books.
2014. October. Group show of new work, Wall Street Gallery, Robertson, West Hollywood, California.
2014. August 23. "Beverly Hills at 100". Group show as part of the 100 year anniversary of Beverly Hills. Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California.
2014. May. Leopold Gallery, Kansas City., Missouri. "The Garden and the City". Work drawn from The West Bottoms and Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri.
2014. January. Photo LA, Through gallery, Modern Art Etc.
2013. "Multiple Visions" a group show at Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.
2009. The Salton Sea, MAC Publishing.
2014. The Garden and the City, photographs of Kansas City, The Artists Corner, Hollywood, California.
2017. April 22. "Jewish Cemeteries in Texas," Annual meeting, Texas Jewish Historical Society, San Antonio, Texas.
2017. April 19. "Endangered Texas Jewish Cemeteries," JCC, Austin, Texas. Lectures in Texas History.