This website features a small sampling of the best photographs I’ve made over the last half-century, beginning in the 1960s. Some were taken on photojournalism assignments, others I made for myself.
       The pictures are organized by themes—Landscapes, Portraits, Ambiguities, New York, etc.—several of the same themes I’ve pursued for decades.
      To find good images I’m always on the lookout for light and interesting situations involving people and their relationships with their surroundings. When I find something visually compelling, I look for the best angle, the best composition, the best moment.
      Pictures usually happen fast—elements coming together in the blink of an eye. For “New York Snowstorm” (above) I went out specifically to make pictures that day. Walking west on a street on Manhattan’s East Side, I came upon this wonderfully complex and fascinating scene that combined both interesting human behavior and a strong graphic structure.       It was a perfect confluence of elements: the falling snow, the man shoveling the sidewalk, the two guys leaning into the wind, the fellow next to them warming his mittened hands, the guy at left holding onto his hat, the person with the umbrella crossing the street.
    The geometry was perfect. There was the squarish building at upper left, another architectural shape at upper right, the trapezoidal building edge at right, the rounded mailboxes, the traffic light (that had turned green), and the white streets and sidewalks knitting everything together. It is one my favorite pictures.