Touching Strangers in Seattle


Reception: Friday, September 12, 6–9pm at PCNW
Lecture: Friday, September 12, 6:30pm at PCNWMembers
Preview is at 5:00pm
Master Workshop: Strangers in Seattle with Richard Renaldi
Register Today | September 13 & 14, 12:30–5:30 **limited seats available!


Fire Island Artist Residency

I'm giving a lecture next week Wednesday, August 20th at 7pm at the Cherry Grove Community Center, Fire Island, NY


Here & Now in Pittsburgh at the Silver Eye Center for Photography

Check out this fantastic show titled Here & Now curated by Rafael Soldi at the Silver Eye Center for Photography. There is a large selection of images from my Hotel Room Portraits series and work by Zackary Drucker, Molly Landreth, Michael Max McLeod, Elle Perez, We Are the Youth, featuring Laurel Golio and Diana Scholl, and #1 Must Have, featuring Adrien Leavitt, and A. Slaven
Up now through July 19, 2014.


A satisfied customer...

Just got my copy of touching strangers through amazon!! So awesome, great job! Glad I'm the only tits in the book.




photographed this past weekend for Manhattan Sunday.

#touchingstrangers and touchingstrangers.org

Share your own Touching Strangers photographs with the hashtag #TouchingStrangers on Instagram or Twitter, and contribute to the Touching Strangers exhibition in New York. Photographs should be of people you don't know and who don't know each other, before the photo is taken, who you ask to touch each other for the picture.

Through May 15, I will be picking my favorites to show alongside the exhibition. Visit the Touching Strangers Facebook page to see some of them.



A stranger in New Orleans

Below is a selection of images from a recent photographic workshop that I led down in New Orleans at the PhotoNOLA festival. We had a great group of students and two really productive days together. 

 Leroy by Joel Brouwer
Fred Husserl

Julie Lopez

Muffin Bernstein

Natasha Srour
Thom Bennett

David Armentor


From the archive

Electric Avenue…

Oregon, 2009


It's here! The Sixth Annual Secular Holiday Digital Advent Calendar

Happy December Everyone! Please enjoy my Sixth Annual Secular Holiday Digital Advent Calendar. It will be updated daily through December 24. You have to find the number that corresponds to the day of the month and click it for a special treat. Don't click ahead (you won't find anything there). Loads of fun and surprises in store! Come back everyday or on the 24th to see the entire calendar. Please feel free to share...


Photo NOLA - Come on down!

PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance. The 2013 festival will take place from December 12 – December 15, featuring artists Deborah Luster, Sally Gall, and myself. I will be giving a public lecture on Sunday December 15, at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center at 11am. Additionally, I will also be conducting a two day workshop designed for photographers wishing to hone their portrait making skills.


The Large Format Portrait - July 2013

I just finished my 5th annual large format portrait class at ICP last month and I am quite proud of the work and growth of this years class. Here is a little peek at what these view camera virgins were able to accomplish in just two short weeks.

The Large Format Portrait July 2013

Magela Crosignani
Juan Carlos Muñoz-Nájar
William Chan
Larry Kellogg
Isabel Magowan
Shalmon Bernstein
Mirko Viola
Andrea Camuto


The New Street Types of New York

I have a few pieces in a group show at the Alice Austen house in Staten Island opening this Saturday. 

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen,Chris Arnade  , Alice AttieDmitry GudkovPeter FunchAndy JonesWayne Lawrence,Erica McDonaldGreg MillerChristina Paige, Susannah Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy RoyeGeordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.

The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.