Having grown up in New York City, I’ve always had an urban sensibility. No surprise, then, most of my photographs come from New York, San Francisco and—my favorite venue—Paris.
I’m working on four different series.
Museumworks: During the past 25 years, I have been shooting double exposures on film in the camera (not in Photoshop or in the darkroom). I like to work in museums. After taking one picture, I cock the shutter again without advancing the film. Then I search for a painting that will harmonize with it. It’s a risky process, playing intention against chance.
Cityscapes: I also shoot double exposures as I walk the streets of Paris, New York, Prague and other cities, often overlaying a scene with a painting or sculpture.
Peeling posters: Partly buried faces, words, and patches of color break through the surface, creating ready-made collages. I find these posters primarily in Paris. (For some reason, American posters don’t peel).
Photocollages: In my most recent series, I’ve been tearing up my old photographs, assembling them into new images, and photographing them.
My photographs have been exhibited and won prizes throughout the Southeast.