I received my first camera at the age of four, and when I was eleven I turned the bathroom in our New York City apartment into my first darkroom.
Since then I received my MFA in photography from RISD, was on tour with Michael Jackson for seven weeks, spent numerous seasons photographing the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Red Sox, shot absolutely everywhere there is to photograph at numerous Boston area hospitals (especially Mass General), taught photography at many institutions including Wellesley College, Curry College, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, photographed in more clubs, concert halls, and outdoor festivals then I can possibly remember, lectured about my work in prisons and universities, photographed hundreds of weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and corporate events, had numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, shot for both profit and non-profits clients ranging from Harvard University to the Union of Concerned Scientists to IBM, spent an entire season photographing the minor league baseball team the Brockton Rox (we even came within one inning of winning the championship!), shot ballet dancers, artists, and politicians, and have spent my last two years knee deep in the world of horse racing photographing the racing life at Suffolk Downs Race Track. I am constantly photographing my family, friends, and almost everything and body I come in contact with (since I almost always carry a camera with me).
I respond empathetically to the people who I meet and photograph and I hope that they feel that they are treated by me with the utmost respect. I respond with great joy to light, movement, weather, the humanity in people, and the visual gymnastics that occur in this crazy world of ours, and I do my best to capture those elements in my photographs. Enjoy!
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