New York, NY, United States
Early on I was captivated by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham. I scrutinized their compositions, the tones, the zones, the blacks and the whites. I then started to understand the importance of the narrative and storytelling when I received a book of Annie Leibovitz's work from my parents one year for my birthday. Her bold images of artists, writers and rock 'n rollers are forever engrained in my brain. Now my influences range from Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Ellen Von Unwerth, Helmut Newton, Lee Friedlander, Gordon Parks and Sarah Moon (among many others).
In the late 90's, I took master classes at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. These classes enabled me to study with Joyce Tenneson, Mark Seliger, Greg Gorman, Douglas Kirkland and more. Since obtaining my BFA in Photography at Parsons, I've worked as a photo consultant/curator for Hipstamatic and curated art exhibitions throughout NYC. Winter 2011, "Hotter Than July: A Sexploration" a show I curated, was a success partly due to being censored and kicked off facebook for posting PR for the show (deemed too explicit). The show was reviewed in New York Magazine. I also served as guest editor for (American Society of Media Photographers) ASMP NY blog, Sharpen.
I now shoot primarily with my iPhone becoming known for pushing the limits of its capabilities and photo apps. By embracing new tools for making pictures, I'm a champion of iphonegraphy. This new technology along with special apps have changed the way I take pictures. I believe the best camera is the one you have with you at all times. Currently, I'm teaching and giving presentations on iPhone photography at Apple and around NYC.
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