A keen photographer since childhood, I was first inspired by my great-grandfather’s late 19th and early 20th century maritime photography in San Francisco and my grandfather’s experiments with stereographic photography. During college, I was moved by the daybooks of Edward Weston, spent a summer’s earnings on a 4x5 view camera, and moved to Paris for a year, where I photographed the Marais before its demolition and hitchhiked throughout Europe, lugging my equipment in a canvas backpack. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, I taught English and photography in New Jersey and ran a small side business doing portraiture. I then spent most of the ‘90s and ‘00s teaching in San Francisco, where I embarked on a long project photographing the road scapes of Point Reyes. In 2007 my wife and I moved to New York City to continue our independent school professions and bought an old farmhouse upstate. I have since devoted myself to forms of street and documentary photography in New York City and beyond.