Saturday, May 24, 2014


Photography is best when it can depict moods and emotions. This is best achieved  when a rapport is reached with the subject. No sniping, no telephotos; only human interaction. It is then that the real photos are taken. These women were graduating from a Montessori teacher reparation course run by Catholic Charities, my client. With a little interaction I was able to capture their state of self assurance.

Have a beautiful weekend

Friday, May 23, 2014

Feeding the sea gulls

Back to Coney Island where you find all sorts of interesting types. This man feeds the sea gulls every day.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Manhattan, winter morning

This shot dates from January 2001 and is an early digital image. It was shot from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The calm before the storm

Coney Island at early spring time when it's still calm and quiet. This weekend the summer season starts and this beach and amusement area will be rocking. These photos were taken a few years ago with the Nikon D-200 and before hurricane sandy had a devastating effect on the beach. Things are getting back to normal.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Greenport, Long Island

This North Fork town is practically at the end of the wonderful wine country that has raised some eyebrows and has caused some discomfort to wine snobs. I just love many of it's wines and I champion the effort. The fact that I reside on the same island that produces such fine wines gives me the chills. Just like in Sicily? The weather is better in Sicily and the growing season is 24 month long. But I must compromise. These are some early digital images shot with the Fuji S-1 Pro, my first serious digital camera.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Candid portraits

The simpler the better is my motto. No equipment to get in the way. These candids were all shot with on camera flash that I bounced.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Have a beautiful week

The Ridgewood Reservoirs

There used to be three large basins of water that eventually, after no longer being used, developed into a natural reserve of indigenous trees that grew by themselves. The city turned the area into a park with walks around the old reservoirs and it has become a great attraction.