I am a real estate lawyer living in New York City.
Since I can remember I have been interested in photography. I grew up in the 1960s and remember being fascinated with my mother’s square black and white photos taken from a Kodak camera. I would help her arrange the family photo albums. Later the family upgraded to a Polaroid camera and I was amazed at how we could see the photos emerge from the page within minutes. In the mid-1970s the family camera was a point and shoot and I monopolized it on the family vacations.
I bought my first SLR during college, and used it back-packing across Europe after graduation. I carried a very heavy Minolta 70-200 lens, but the shots (and the back-aches) were worth it.
In the 1980s I switched to from prints to slides, and inundated my friends with slideshows of my travels. They were kind enough to never let me know how bored they probably were.
In 2003, my law firm asked me to contribute photos to a new downtown office. The photos celebrated New York City, and in particular downtown, in the aftermath of 9-11. The project turned out to be a success, and renewed my interest in the medium.
I find when I look at a scene, whether it is a stunning landscape, a cobblestone street in a quaint European town, or a pitcher throwing hard fastballs, I see a photo. Even if I am without a camera I compose the shot, analyze the lighting, and imagine the shot.
I hope you enjoy the photos.