New York in Color

I am happy to have my work included in a recent survey titled New York in Color, edited by historian and curator Bob Shamis. New York in Color presents many iconic images not widely seen before, and is a thoughtfully arranged book.. Any lover of New York City will appreciate this collection of color photography from the past one hundred years.


Receiving this email is what makes me glad I allow myself to be accessible on the internet.

I'm not totally sure if you're going to be actually reading this or if you have a secretary doing it for you, but I stumbled upon your website because someone made a post on tumblr.com about your website. I was scrolling through your hotel room pictures and came across one that struck my attention and is still currently holding it.
I showed this to my brother and we were both a little confused.
1 - Why did you come to Winner, of all places...
2 - What motel/hotel were you staying in...
And 3 - I've lived in Winner for 16 years and thought it was crazy seeing that you took a picture of yourselves and put it on your site. WINNER SD!

I hope to talk to you. You two guys in the pictures got bonus awesome points from me.

Winnser, SD 2007
Hotel Room Portraits



I am proud to be included in the Lainzhou Photo Festival taking place this weekend in Lainzhou,China. I will be showing new work from my latest project Manhattan Sunday. I wish I could have made the trip as I am sure it is going to be an interesting mix of work in a unique setting.
I am also exhibiting work at the Charles Lane Press booth at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami December 1-4.
I have not updated my website in quite a long time due to the fact I am launching a new re-designed site coming in 2012. I am looking forward to sharing it. Stay tuned...

East Broadway 2011


Mona Lisas of the Suburbs

The other day, I received a beautiful new photo book from my friend Joerg Colberg of Conscientious blog fame. You may not know, but Joerg is also a publisher, whose mission is to put out original and challenging monographs through his cleverly named imprint Meier und Müller, the two most common surnames found in German telephone books.

The title "Mona Lisen der Vorstädte" which translates to "Mona Lisas of the Suburbs" refers to the work of Ute and Werner Mahler, a wife and husband team who travelled from Iceland to Ukraine making large format portraits of that most enduring European archetype: the girl of ambiguous beauty, and a face whose secrets are tucked safely away behind her bemused gaze.

The figures are framed by gray suburban backgrounds of the most generic and unmistakably European style. But each composition is carefully arranged, mating its subject to the landscape in a way that animates the indeterminate spaces in which they are posed, and beckons the viewer into the mysterious no man's land separating what we think we know about a person when we look at her portrait, and what we can never know.

A very interesting new photo book that you should order for your collection!


Please visit Charles Lane Press this weekend at the Editions Artists’ Books Offprint Photobook Fair
November 3-6
548 West 22nd Street
Free Admission
Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 11 am -7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 4 pm