Brooklyn Event and Portrait Photographer
I'm a photographer who lives and works in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I shoot both digital and film. Film simplifies long exposure photography and distills my work down to the very basics. It also allows me to get my hands wet and have a bit of fun. My Sony digital camera makes digital feel a bit like film. The body of my a7 is small and it allows me to use old my old manual focus lenses - especially the fantastic portrait lenses from decades ago.
As the "Photographer in Residence" for the wonderful Sing for Hope, I document how musicians and artists give back to their NYC communities. I also volunteer as a photographer for Dave Eggars' 826NYC - a non-profit organization that mentors and teaches writing skills to 6-18 year olds from across NYC.
As a photographer and artist, it's as important to give back to the community as it is to create photographs. The work I do with Sing for Hope, 826NYC, and a few other non-profits is rewarding and enriching.
Equipment: As much as I love cameras, I only keep and use a few - a 35mm Olympus OM-1 SLR, (purchased by by father-in-law in 1971 and then handed on to me a few years ago), a Hasselblad 501cm, a 1935 8×10 Eastman View Camera No. 2D, and for digital work I love my Sony A7.
My work has been featured in:
New York Magazine, le négatif magazine, Field Trip Magazine, The Atlantic Wire, MGC Russia 2011, Zunder Collective, The Film Photography Project, New York Times East Village Local, Gawker, Curbed, Urban Photo Publishing, and Gothamist.