My love affair with photography began at age six when my grandmother, returning from a journey to Egypt, passed on her well-traveled Kodak Brownie camera. I also inherited her wanderlust, and still cherish a scrapbook of postcards she sent me from around the world.
I grew up on City Island, a tiny enclave in the Bronx, famous for its boatyards, marinas, sailing schools, and seafood restaurants. My family had lived in that same beach community since the 1930’s, so it’s no wonder that salt water flows through my veins, as is evidenced by my frequent choice of nautical motifs.
I have shown my fine art photography in solo and group exhibits in galleries, museums, and other spaces in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, including The Museum of the City of New York. My photographs have graced the walls of such notable institutions as Morgan Stanley, Westchester Medical Center, and Lawrence Hospital, and hang in the homes of private art collectors.
My work has appeared in calendars, on book covers, in travel guides, on websites such as travelandleisure.com and huffingtonpost.com, and in dozens of publications such as Smithsonian magazine, Coastal Living, Scientific American, Westchester Parent, The Cape Cod Times and, over in the UK, British Vogue, Gardener’s World, The Telegraph, and The Guardian.
Spectrum 2017: Grayscale, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, juried
Photography Takes Over 2017, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, juried
Method and Melody, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, Chappaqua, NY
40th Annual Members Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
3rd Annual: Points of View from the Circle, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Art Around Town, Shades of Black, Chappaqua, NY, solo show
Art@MS, Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters, Purchase, NY
PHOTOcentric, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, Dec 2015-Jan 2016, juried
Photography Takes Over 2016, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, juried
Small Works, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY, juried
2nd Annual: Points of View from the Circle, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
First Thursdays, Houlihan Lawrence, Armonk, NY, solo show
Through the Years Picturing 50 Years in Westchester, ArtsWestchester, juried
Points of View from the Circle, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Martin Stankiewicz Gallery, Northern Westchester Artists Guild, Tarrytown, NY
A Red Circle Retrospective, The Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison, NY
Rising Waters 2.0, The Museum of the City of New York, December 2013-March 2014
E-Klek-tik, Red Circle PhotoArts, The Riverfront Gallery, Yonkers, NY
Bridging the Waters, The Outreach Center, Nyack, NY, juried
(work on extended loan through Nov 2015)
People Uniting through the Arts, Raritan Bay Coffee Company, Perth Amboy, NJ
Hurricane Sandy Through the Eyes of Local Photographers, ArtsWestchester, juried
Hurricane Sandy, Mount Vernon Public Library, NY, juried
Shore to Shore, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY, invited to exhibit
Person to Person, ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY, 2010, juried
Photographers of Northern Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 2011, 2012, juried
Westchester Art Center, White Plains, NY 2005, 2007 (student shows)
International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1989 (student show)
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I'm not completely self-taught.
I first entered the darkroom in high school, then took a year of photography at Smith College, where I minored in studio art.
I worked as a photojournalist for a local paper after graduation before heading to law school the next year.
I took classes at the International Center for Photography while practicing law in Manhattan and was thrilled to have three photos chosen for a student show at ICP, in the very same building where I had first seen work by my photographic hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson.
I have studied at the Westchester Arts Workshop, the New York State Professional Photographers Summer Workshop, and at Maine Media College, where three of my photos were published in a fine art book.
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