Personal work

  • Interior, Oculus Space, NYC
  • Exterior exoskeleton, Oculus Space, NYC
  • Downtown Red
  • Chrysler Building meets United Nations
  • 515 Madison
  • Inside the Red
  • Pergola building with red flowers, San Francisco, CA
  • Mod Orange
  • NYC Under Construction
  • Lone pine, Shokan Resevoir, Woodstock, NY
  • Wave Hill pergola stroll
  • Montparnasse studio
  • Iron Scrolls
  • Interior, Oculus Space, NYC
  • Exterior exoskeleton, Oculus Space, NYC
  • Downtown Red
  • Chrysler Building meets United Nations
  • 515 Madison
  • Inside the Red
  • Pergola building with red flowers, San Francisco, CA
  • Mod Orange
  • NYC Under Construction
  • Lone pine, Shokan Resevoir, Woodstock, NY
  • Wave Hill pergola stroll
  • Montparnasse studio
  • Iron Scrolls

Abstract Architecture and Landscapes

As a fan of architecture and landscape design, I often see portions of larger buildings and projects that form lines, patterns, scenes, and colors that catch my eyes. For me, these snippets hold their own as graphic compositions, and offer a feeling that may be unrelated to the intended design of the building or space.

  • Garden-in-Dia.jpg
  • I Do Facials
  • The Expansion of Astroland
  • A Philospohy of Coney Island
  • Film Strip Empire State
  • Bowl More
  • Time Passes
  • Through a Glass Lightly
  • A Method of Painting
  • A Tenant of the Air
  • It All Rushes By
  • A Place to Refuel
  • Conceiving of Ms. Monroe
  • A Man Pinned Down
  • Peru Ana is Everywhere
  • Supergirl
  • Framing the WTC
  • Garden-in-Dia.jpg
  • I Do Facials
  • The Expansion of Astroland
  • A Philospohy of Coney Island
  • Film Strip Empire State
  • Bowl More
  • Time Passes
  • Through a Glass Lightly
  • A Method of Painting
  • A Tenant of the Air
  • It All Rushes By
  • A Place to Refuel
  • Conceiving of Ms. Monroe
  • A Man Pinned Down
  • Peru Ana is Everywhere
  • Supergirl
  • Framing the WTC

Double Exposed Film Collages

The images in this series started out - as many things do in life - as an unplanned event. I had a 35mm Canon film camera I used for a class, and took it out one day and shot off a roll, then got it developed. The resulting, uncut negative clued me in to the fact that I had apparently rolled back to the first frame after I had already shot off the entire roll, and then shot over it a second time: as a sometimes forgetful person, this fact wasn't really a surprise to me. The resulting photos - strange, double exposed images that featured small portions of different scenes I had shot at different times and locations - immediately struck me as both creepy and beautiful. Creepy, because of what I could see emerging from the underexposed areas of the film - ideas, feelings, and experiences that were deeply personal to me - and beautiful, because of the way the shapes, colors, and textures all blended together to create a visually-stimulating and cohesive composition.

Not every double exposed frame was a keeper, but it became apparent it was worth repeating the process on purpose to see what else would serendipitously form in the ether. I only shot places or scenes that had personal meaning and appeal to me, and when I look at the resulting images, I see the equivalent of visual, narrative, poems: they are collages of ideas, thoughts, places, and activities I love, feelings I'm trying to process, and things that may have been swirling in my subconsciousness, but somehow managed to become obvious once I saw how it manifested on film.

Stylistically, the photos in this series come from my love of nature, people, graphic & textile design, architecture, music, and graffiti art. Some of my influences include Marimekko design; Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudi; filmmakers Pedro Almodovar, Andrei Sarkovsky, and Douglas Sirk (and their amazing cinematographers and art directors); electronic music, and the many writers and public figures who's writing and words have deeply influenced me - from Henry David Thoreau to Malcolm X.