I love straight documentary style photography. One that is not preconceived but intuitively produced in reaction to unfolding situations, studied observations, and the instant reactive gut to own what is being seen and thus felt. I rely on things to reveal themselves
in concert with my personal experiences and history.
The street photographers of the mid 20th century have been my influence from the beginning of my passion with photography.
I like to see a story/infromation unfold throughout: I want to jump inside the finished image and be engaged from side to side; top to bottom; and front to back.
I find some themes in my vision repeat over time and sometimes my vision reveals a new curiosity or direction of how I am viewing the world and life around me.
In 2013, I published a book : "Plus One : A Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion" a photo document of my experiences as the spouse of a fashion CEO.
In 1996, I created and implemented a program "Picturing Ourselves" that incorporated photography and writing to improve self-esteem and literacy for children and teens. At different times between 1996 and 2002 I taught this project to participants in a Planned Parenthood Peer Education program, abused and neglected children in the Dependency Division of Dade County’s 11th Judicial Circuit Court; to adjudicated juveniles also in Dade Count; to neighborhood children in the Loisada section of New York City at La Familia de la Bodega, a neighborhood drug crisis center and Blossom Program for Girls in BedSty.