After beginning my career as one of the original Soho loft dwellers in the seventies, I moved to Paris, where I taught photography (in French) at the prestigious American Center on the Boulevard Raspail. The portraits with this submission occurred in New York.
While living in Paris, I’ve had portrait sittings with Jacques Chirac, François Mitterrand, Saul Bellow, Phillip Starck as well as many other luminaries, aristocrats, designers, artists, art dealers, café proprietors and other boulevard-types.
Even as I avoided the art market place, my work has been exhibited and purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Centre Georges Pompidou and The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and The Museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Upon my return to New York in 1986, I began painting, and continued traveling -- from Dumbo, Brooklyn to Zimbabwe, South Africa and throughout Italy. I have received accolades for both my photographs and paintings.
I am currently assembling a legacy book project that includes memories and photographic portraits from the seventies. The portraits included in this presentation are a summary of that series. They have rarely been exhibited or published.