My obsession with photography dates back to elementary school when we
moved into a house with a darkroom. The fumes, the amber glow of the
safelight and the rush of watching an image appear in the tray was intoxicating.
In junior high, I stumbled across a shoot happening in New York's
Washington Square Park. Cheryl Tiegs was the model and I had my camera.
When I brought the pics to school and showed them around, my popularity
skyrocketed and I scored the job of photo editor of the school newspaper.
Little did I know this would be my lucky break. My then colleague Jimmy Hirsch
went on to be a writer for the New York Times and somehow talked them into
giving me an actual assignment. It went well and they gave me a couple more.
That year I got my next lucky break - I married Hilary, whose patience, maturity
and wisdom netted us three now-grown children (none of whom are living in our basement).
After decades of shooting, my relationship with photography is healthier than ever.
I work to balance commercial assignments, personal work and pro bono work. I have
begrudgingly lived through the transition from film to digital. If I ran for president,
my platform would be the world needs fewer, better photographs and I would heavily fund
the ‘slow photography’ movement. Putting my time where my mouth is, I have adopted
a forgotten photographic process, the photogravure, and am deeply diving into its
preservation. Hilary is very supportive of my photogravure obsession. So much so
that even when she can’t sleep, she asks about it…
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to collaborating together.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Collection of Sir Elton John
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Galleries of Scotland
New York Public Library
Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History
Publications, Press and Presentations
2018 New York Times Revisiting the Images of Alfred Stieglitzʼs Camera Work Magazine
2018 Black + White Photography, Issue 222, November
2015 The Origins of Photography, Past and Present; Pattern Shop Studio
2013 Oxford University Press; Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of Three Billion: Portraits of the Energy Impoverished
2012 Der Spiegel, Nr. 4, Wissen: Abschied nehmen Vom Umgang mit Sterben
2011 Modern Uses of Alt Processes, RedLine Denver
2009 St. Louis Art Museum, Guest Lecture
2007 TED 100 WebsitesYou Should Know and Use, Julius Wiedmann, Taschen GmbH
2019 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2018 National ADDY, Ferguson Voices
2016 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2013 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2012 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2011 Communication Arts Photography Annual (cover)
2011 Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Photographers Worldwide
2007 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2005 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2001 Communication Arts Photography Annual
2000 Communication Arts Photography Annual
1998 Communication Arts Photography Annual
1996 Communication Arts Photography Annual
1994 Communication Arts Photography Annual
Bristol Myers Squibb
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Foundation for Ecological Security
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Jack Morton Worldwide
The New York Times
Dale Earnhardt, Jr