Robert Creeley...American PoetPosted on October 20, 2016
I rented a studio space from Bob and Pen Creeley for a number of years. During that time, we spent many hours talking about art, collaborative work, some of my favorite writers and the neighborhood. We never talked about poetry but it was then that I began to read his work. "I Know a Man" (quoted below) soon became a favorite--so direct in cadence, so American in its pursuit of forward motion...and so universal in its concluding cautionary note.
As I sd to my
friend, because I am
always talking, -- John, I
sd, which was not his
name, the darkness sur-
rounds us, what
can we do against
it, or else, shall we &
why not, buy a goddamn big car,
drive, he sd, for
christ's sake, look
out where yr going.
Tete a Tete...Architectural PhotographyPosted on September 7, 2016
Soaring ceilings, iconic red chairs and molecular shadows define the foyer of the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, NY. I shot this image as part of a larger assignment photographing the facility and the researchers of this renowned institution.
American Woman...WNY Portrait PhotographyPosted on August 10, 2016
Nothing left unsaid here...
Summertime...Hydraulic Hearth at LarkinvillePosted on August 9, 2016
Sunshine and shadow...nothing like a Shandy on a hot summer day!
We The People...Portrait Photography in WNYPosted on June 30, 2016
As July 4th approaches, here is another of the American Stories portraits...
Made in Buffalo... WNY Product PhotographyPosted on June 15, 2016
It's all about the craftsmanship...precision, ingredients, design, product. Tommy Rotter, made in Buffalo and enjoyed in fine cocktails everywhere!
American Stories...Portrait Photography in WNYPosted on April 14, 2016
Another in the series of portraits shot for the 2004 elections...
Food Photography...Public Espresso, Hotel LafayettePosted on April 6, 2016
Barista...Environmental Portrait at Public Espresso, Buffalo, NYPosted on April 1, 2016
The man and the machines...It is a dreary Monday afternoon and Clinton is in constant motion as he deftly prepares another specialty coffee. Inside Public Espresso's cafe at the Hotel Lafayette, the cold, dank afternoon disappears. Exquisite coffee, expert barrista, gleaming equipment--you know you are in good hands here.
American Stories...portrait photography in WNYPosted on March 3, 2016
Octogenarian, humanitarian and idealist, Jean is a woman who values justice and equality in all of her interactions. When she agreed to participate in this project, I knew her image would be strong and thought provoking.