I was lucky enough to be living in Hampden when the town celebrated 100 years of existence. For those that don't know, Hampden is a noisy, quirky and urban locale that had a number of artists embedded in the primarily working class populace. A group of photographers were invited to shoot a "Day In The Life" style series for a gallery show.
The lead image was selected for the promotional gallery show postcard.
Keansburg is like many seaside resorts along the Jersey shore. I love shooting in these types of spaces, where the elements there have been around so long. This particular day the place was quiet and most of the rides were shuttered. Sadly, this town was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
After driving past miles of clear-cut forests there arose a deep need to connect with nature. I found what I was looking for when the road ran out. I really wished I could have spent more time there. Loved the people and the landscape. The lead image of Haystack Rock is one of my all-time favorites.
My Grandfather passed away when I was working in California. He was such a giving soul that I wanted to do something in his honor. So I took my Polaroid camera and walked the beach at Monteray. The camera produces a print that you can give away as well as a negative that can be printed later. It was a great experience walking, shooting, and handing out images as I went along.
These are selected shots from an Editorial assignment for Child Magazine. The series looked at innovative schools and the concepts that were piloted here proved to be very successful. As a parent and educator, I wish more schools adopted these practices.
Known:Unknown is a series of environmental portraits that were part of a group show. It included a series of images of people who I'd known for many years, as well as those I'd just met. The images were printed Black and White and then hand tinted using Marshall's oil paint. The lead image of the series is one of my favorites.