The photographs I take are not planned. I make pictures by merging the unplanned.
My Charlie And Company pictures were derived from photographs made in the Spring of 2009 while in Berlin, Germany. Some of the pictures display my sense of humor others show a darker side to my picture making. Common to all my work is an interest in turning photographs into complex, merged image compositions where the viewer's imagination can become an active collaborator in the scene. The work combines black and white photography with color. By incorporating both in the same image I have attempted to connect Check Point Charlie’s past with today's Berlin.
Creating pictures from disparate parts is what my work is about. Combining unplanned images of every day people and places into content driven, meaningful images is the challenge.
2010 “Down And Out”. Wall Space Gallery, Seattle, WA and 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.
“Departures”, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.
“ The Human Presence/As Seen By Hand", Clifton Art Center, Clifton, NJ.
“Merged Images”, Tenafly Public Library, Tenafly, NJ. (solo)
2009 “20th Annual Small Works Show”, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, OCCC, Demarest, NJ.
“Self Portrait: Silver Eye At 30”, Silver Eye Center For Photography, Pittsburgh, PA.
“Works Of Man”, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
“Bella Gente” , Kaplen JCC O The Palisades, Tenafly, NJ. (solo)
“The Spirit Of Charity”, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ.
2008 “Inside and Out”, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ.
“Elemental/Environmental: Space”, New Orleans Photo Alliance Galley, New Orleans, LA.
“Wills Creek Survey”, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD.