Cityscape

Persistence

A project that speaks to my soul - gifted a 1945 Leica IIIc by the original owner and dear family friend - I was taken by the feeling of history and permanence the first time I held it. 

I envision this to be the start of a 2nd (and hopefully not last) journey for this mechanical marvel. A relic without a battery, this machine is meant to do exactly two things - focus and expose — leaving everything else about the final image up to me. 

It is my goal to shoot this camera for the next 27 years regularly because I’m curious to see the images it makes on it’s 100th birthday - and I’d like to be prepared when that day comes. 

I endeavor to learn a lot from this process - about tradition and persistence - I’ll keep you posted...

Walkabout - St Louis

Walkabouts are my most common method of photographing -- I simply take my camera out for a walk.  I go out without a preconceived notion of what I will look for.  I do go out with my point of view on the world - how I see things.  I feel what I feel and my photographic style emerges from that.  

Photographs made in St. Louis in August, 2017.

Continuing in the footsteps of Alfred

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In 2015 I created my first photographic conceptual project, "In The Footsteps of Alfred" to mild acclaim in my own mind. The premise was easy enough -- photograph in and around four principal locations in New a York City where Alfred Stieglitz may have also photographed from.  These are locations I continually find myself returning to.

While my original series was shot with digital, Stieglitz used a 4x5 Graflex as his "hand camera".  I have started retracing my own footsteps shooting in formats closer to his.