When I was 16 my mother handed me a camera and said “go to school and take pictures of everything – it’s for the yearbook”.
That is how it started.
In these photo albums you can see the history of my work. I am happy and proud in showing my youngest pictures and my newest pictures. Some of the photos herein are scans of old film shots from my college days, while others were done yesterday on my candy-ass, beautiful, magnificent new digital camera. You can probably tell which are which, giving you a chance to see where I’ve come from and how I have grown. I have tried to make this a comprehensive collection of the time that I’ve spent with a camera in my hand – some of my favorite photos and favorite people – and for some, it will be a walk down memory lane.
Each photo album is designed as a collection. Headshots. Portraits. I do love my theme projects. There is an album of photos from my 2003 publication THE SWEATER BOOK (including before-unseen out takes). There is an album of show business photos. There is an album of people laughing. There is an album of photos called THE HEADS AND THE HANDS, in which I challenged my models to TWO photos maximum – and their face and hands HAD to be in the picture. There are famous people, humbles, family, friends, brides, grooms and babies. Each picture tells a story and I, personally, never tire of the stories. We will always need more stories.
I sat in a theater watching a play called TIME STANDS STILL. A character told another, a photographer, that she thought her pictures were beautiful. The photographer replied “I think they’re beautiful; but, then, I’m their mother.” At that moment, a tear rolled down my cheek.
In these albums, I give you my children.