“Quiet Zone” 1989

This is probably my most widely owned image because I would give it as a wedding gift and I also sold it a few times. It is also the only “important” negative that I ever misplaced for an extended period of time. After being unable to find it for several years, I finally scanned an old print and made do with a half ass file. I just found the negative and finally have an 8,000 DPI scan and can offer large prints for a decent price…

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“Upper West Side” 2011

I don’t get excited by snow anymore. My friend Dave hits Central Park and takes many a beautiful landscape of the snow laden branches of the suddenly pristine winter wonderland. Then he told me his biggest challenge in post-processing his pictures is, removing all the other photographers! This winter the snow piled up and lasted forever. There’s still December snow on some corners as we turn the calendar to March. I went out photographed all the crusty dirty snow and found that, “Black is still beautiful” even when it comes to frozen water…

 

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Central Park 2009

That night thirty years ago, stunned, I just sat at home and played “You’ve got to hide your love away” over and over again. I was love sick and now totally devastated as well. I sat there sniffing line after line, thinking that the world would never be the same. I was certain it would get much worse. It was every bad emotion culminating at once. So many tears…Looking back, it wasn’t as bad as Pearl Harbor or D-Day. It wasn’t as bad as 9/11, but it’s still something impossible to forget…

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Central Park 2010

I tried to describe this picture to a friend of mine, but sometimes the essence of a photo is lost in translation. I was struck by the fact that this woman, who was clearly on her last legs was every bit as happy as the young kids who have their entire lives to look forward to. They were watching a juggling clown perform his tricks. I see too many old people sitting around this town waiting to die, and found this scene refreshing…

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