ABOUT ME 11/2023
I'm a landscape & art photographer in eastern Long Island, NY. I photograph the natural world and the built environment, sometimes combining the two. I tend toward a cinematic style-open space where land and forms are altered by light and atmospheric effects. I love to capture Luminism, a soft diffuse climate effected light sought by some members of the Hudson River School painters in the latter 19th century. Having studied them in college art history and as a reference librarian at the Nyack Library, I gained an appreciation for their work while photographing in the Hudson River Valley. Many painters & photographers continue to seek out Luminism.
Growing up in one of the private beach communities in walking distance to Long Island Sound left an imprint. The beach was a place to gain solitude, gain an appreciation for open space and the cycles of nature. Beach communities line most of the shorelines here. Many developed as a means to escape New York City on weekends and vacation getaways, and often, for growing families seeking a "better" place to raise their kids. I grew up in Suffolk County as it developed from rural to suburban altering the natural world here significantly. I'm also interested in photographing houses and other built environments including roads and parking lots-where space, form and sometimes history can be explored in relation to the land and climate.
I use Canon 35mm pro cameras/lenses and currently an iPhone 13 Pro Max. While iPhone can't offer the same resolute sharpness as 35mm, a well exposed picture will print to 16 x 20. My images are available as archival paper prints, canvas wraps, metal and acrylic prints and as digital downloads. *Purchasing for editorial/commercial use is guided by the American Society of Media Photographers.
Images have been reduced for high speed multiple device viewing. If any appear slightly pixelated it's for that reason, but large professional prints will be sharp.
My background is photojournalism, a BFA/Painting from SUNY Purchase and an MSLIS/Library Science degree from LIU.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy!