Fountain Of Youth
There is great beauty in an old woman with a young heart, albeit she may be crazy as a bedbug.
"I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them." Diane Arbus
"And we'll never be royals, royals... it don't run in our blood. That kind of luxe just ain't for us, we crave a different kind of buzz." Lorde
Hearts can be broken .... with nary a word spoken.
Man In Bath Robe
I'm often asked, "Where do you find all these odd people?" Well, I seek them out, I speak their language.
Life is so rich with interesting people. It's why I always get to the parade early.
In The Park
"From the wreck of time I sing out to the next generation of lovers and the next." Theodore Decker
New York City Subway
In New York City there are a thousand stories in a single block. You see the stories in people's faces..... so, it's my job to interfere and capture some of these images and stories in my "pickle jar."
"Surrealism had a great effect on me because I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality." John Lennon
We Are Lost
Lost... One Marching Band
"Seventy-six trombones led the big parade... with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand. They were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos.... the cream of every famous band!" Harold Hill
Dot and Bernard
How does one photograph poverty? I mean it's so overdone and it's really hard to get a great shot, a unique shot that honors the subjects as well as the legacy poverty images of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Mary Ellen Mark. On the street, Dot and Bernard reached out to me for help.... and that's how this image came to be.
I personally hope that people never lose their inner Superheros.
"Life is a free circus. All you have to do is pay attention." Bill Copeland
The Ice Cream Of Our Discontent
"Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And, to prod all these there's time, the bastard time." John Steinbeck
For me, photography is about capturing souls not smiles.
My joy is to spend the rest of my life making images with people who are often considered to be outside the boundaries of social acceptability.
Times Square Lights
"Our pictures are our footprints. It's the best way to tell people we were here." Joe McNally
"And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they'll get high on a bluer ocean against tomorrow's sky. And I will never grow so old again and I will walk and talk in gardens all wet with rain." Van Morrison
"Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor. In short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying." Studs Terkel
"One must give himself completely to his art and not hold back. Throw caution to the wind. Embrace the muse. Make love to your art." Harley King
"Be so good they can't ignore you." Steve Martin
For Juliana And Skateboard
I met him on Lincoln Ave next to South Beach in Miami. Said he was a chef in a restaurant.... he also told me that Juliana had broken his heart.
Frozen In Time
Sometimes when I'm shooting in a crowd, souls will suddenly appear. They say, "Here we are, frozen for the rest of time."
"The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist." Russell Baker
Being The Queen
We met on the streets of New Orleans ..... he told me, "Channeling the Queen is hard work but I find helping with policy decisions can be very rewarding."
Her gang of friends had been partying all night long. I took this photo "well into" the following day in a famous San Francisco Bar. It's important ..... Cause you know the party never ends.
"You don't have to enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." Annie Leibovitz
Portrait Of A Young Man
My tribute to Raphael who painted his famous "Portrait of a Young Man" in 1514. Five hundred years later.......
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other." Charles Dickens
Seekers Of Light
"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." George Eastman
New York City Ice Cream Dream
Breakfast In New Orleans
7am Menu. I brought the banana and breakfast bar. Smitty's having his regular pint of cheap whiskey and Smitty Jr. is having a Baby Ruth candy bar. I don't know what the guy in the background had for breakfast, he muttered a few words and walked away.