Trained in Fine Art & Design I earned a BFA (Print Making/Intaglio) from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ in 1985. From 1989-1997 I attended the Graduate School of Communication Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY and in 2004 I received an MA in Education Administration from St. Peter’s University, Jersey City NJ. For 25 years I was an art educator in Newark Public Schools. My interest in photography began in the 1970s when I joined a small photography group in Princeton, NJ with E. Jan Kounitz. Those were the days of making a darkroom in a closet, developing film in a kitchen.
I’ve exhibited a mix of prints, drawings & photographs but by 2014 I concentrated on photography exclusively. In early 2017, I went back to film cameras, almost abandoning my digital cameras entirely. Using a growing collection of working 35mm and medium format vintage cameras, I enjoy the thoughtfulness and selectivity of a finite number of exposures on a roll of film. As I move through my days, I look for an interesting tableau, an oddity by the side of a road, powerful changes in weather, or the opportunity to add images to various ongoing theme based projects. I’ve shown my work in the NYC Metropolitan Area, Essex & Monmouth Counties NJ and The Southeast Center for Photography in South Carolina.
Recent Awards: The Photo Review Competition Issue 2018, Finalist: Sarah Meister, Juror, Curator of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions 2018, New York Center for Photographic Arts, Juror’s Selection, Kay Kenny, Juror, Jadite Gallery NYC; Eyesights 2018 Gold Medal, Best in Monochrome, The Guild of Creative Arts, Shrewsbury NJ; Annual Juried Exhibition 2017 Bronze Medalist, The Guild of Creative Arts, Shrewsbury, NJ; Leica Camera: International Photo Competition 2017 Mark of Excellence