I am a walker, an urban flâneuse.

I observe, record, capture.

The street is my tableau.

Fragments and details of everyday life, random, spontaneous, flawed; see the awkward, acned tuba player, the neat, pink handkerchief in the mismatched suit, the hand holding high the pizza slice.

I pursue unguarded, chance human moments.

There is grace in the imperfect and joy in the ordinary.

I had been a fine art painter for many years when I became interested in photography. As a native New Yorker I was drawn from the start to street photography. In this realm, I could use the essential elements of painting - color, light and composition - while capturing the city’s endlessly fascinating inhabitants.  

I began my studies in 2015 at The International Center of Photography in NYC, working with Christopher Giglio, Jeff Mermelstein and others. I have also studied with Constantine Manos and Bruce Gilden, and was selected to participate in the 2019 Alex Webb / Rebecca Norris Webb workshop in NYC.

Juried exhibitions include Street Sans Frontières (Paris, France); South x Southeast Photo Gallery (Molena, GA); Upstream Gallery (Hastings, NY); and various online platforms. 

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