Time and Perspective

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...

Post Trespass

The boats surrounding the Kensico Reservoir have been a consistent subject of mine for the past four years.  These represent some of my first "legal" images - taken after obtaining the proper permit to be there.  Which was, of course, precipitated by coming out of the woods after a shooting session to two police cars around my car, and a third on its way.  A trespassing ticket ensued but I was cleared of all charges paying only "court costs".  A relatively small price to pay for the story.

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.