a New Yorker who saw the Trade Center fall, it is probably no accident
that I subsequently took to the streets as a reaffirmation of the city
that I love. A chance encounter with a particular class, a particular
camera, and a particular technique erupted into this current body of
work. Most of my images are urban in nature and express the experience of walking down a city street. The bombardment of the senses, the urgency that is
New York is a constant inspiration to me. The city explodes with life; I
attempt to capture that energy and vitality and to show the wonders
possible around each corner. The multiple exposures give an expanded
sense of the captured moment, they cause the flow of events to pause and
be revealed. Presenting variety in scale and space, the images draw
the viewer into a world of unexpected and unclear juxtapositions; a
story unfolds, a discovery awaits.
I use a $20 plastic camera called the Holga. My long overlapping images are created by only partially advancing the film between exposures — the overlapping occurs in the film itself. The first viewing of a negative is for me, as much as for anyone, a moment of revelation and surprise. A computer programmer by trade (where control is the objective), I enjoy allowing chance to bring what it may.