I received a bachelor degree in jazz composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1985, and a masters in composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 1990. During the following years, I worked as a freelance composer, keyboardist and teacher in and around New York City. From 2001-2011, I worked as a full time music teacher at the Calhoun School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I found my passion for this new musical instrument, the camera, five years ago, and have been making photographs ever since.
Coming to photography through music, especially jazz, made perfect sense to me. There is a story being told in every improvised melody spun, every rhythmic groove set, every harmonic mood painted, just as there is in the countless variables, considerations, and choices being made in the flash of an eye and the click of the shutter.