I started my love affair with photography by first falling in love with filmmaking and cinema. My first infatuation was with Stanley Kubrick and Akira Kurosawa. Their films confirmed that the visual arts had the power to transform.
In my efforts to aquire the knowledge and skills to make films I thought photography would be a good complement. I had the great fortune of having Robert Del Tredici as my first photography teacher and mentor.
He introduced me to the photography and creative philosophy of Henri Cartier-Bresson. I immediately fell under the spell of Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moment theory and followed in the path of the other “street photographers” who were searching for those magical fractions of seconds . With Kubrick and Kurosawa as benchmarks of visual interpretations, Bresson’s work became the driving force of my early work and inspires me to this day. Robert Del Tredici and Henri Cartier-Bresson are fervent believers in the honesty of the photographic instant. Both their teachings and influences were more philosophical then technical. I aknowledge the mechanics and physics of picture making, however the aim from the start was to capture content that would express a personal visual identity, a photographic signature that would be identified as individual. The photographs on this site span the many years I have spent attempting to bring these teachings to light.
I am proud that after these long years I am able to share my visual perspective. My greatest satisfaction is the recognition of my visual signature by the viewer. I am consistently striving to learn from others by inviting the exchange of opinions. Good or bad, criticism is a great learning tool. My wish is for the dialogue of visual communication to thrive.
I encourage you to dig a little deeper when you see these images and let me know when one connects at an unexpected emotional level. That is when I will know that all these years of taking pictures have not been in vain.