I have photographed objects for exhibits, publications, brochures, posters, videos, and documentation working independently and with exhibit designers and curators. The objects below were photographed with artificial or natural light or both in location studio settings or in situ.
I have photographed architecture for surveys, HABS/HAER documentations, exhibits, publications, and posters.
Client: Cornell Farmworker Program
These photographs were taken over six months as I traveled with a translator and writer to farms and migrant camps in the northeastern U.S. and in central Mexico. One hundred and fifteen photographs were used in a traveling exhibit, Coming Up on the Seasons: Migrant Workers in the Northeast, produced by the Cornell Farmworker Program. The exhibit was installed at venues in NY, MA, CT, and NJ.
Over two years, I documented twelve Glass House Conversations that took place at the Philip Johnson Estate. At each event, participants were given a tour of the estate and then convened in the Glass House for an afternoon of food and conversation based on various themes.
Client: Geneva Historical Society
These photographs and others were taken for six traveling exhibits about vacationing in the Finger Lakes of New York State. Working with exhibit scripts developed by Riverhill Partners, I photographed at festivals and a range of family and community activities over a two year period.
Client: Self-Assigned and Professional
These photographs are a small sample of many professional and self-assigned projects I have worked on in the Catskills, where I have lived for twenty years. Projects range from architecture, to hunting and fishing, to religious practices, quilt groups, folk artists, agriculture, and native peoples, to ethnic tourism in the Catskills. Much of the work was completed for museum exhibits and publications.
These photographs were taken over a ten day trip through central and southern Peru. When I was six, my family lived in Lima Peru for six months while my father helped design a trade show for the U.S. Department of Commerce. On my return trip in the winter of 2008, I was surprised to find much of what I saw looked familiar and unchanged, yet the people and country had a distinctly modern and lively character.
These photographs were taken over three months during the mid 1980s in numerous small fishing villages along the coast of Newfounland. It was a time when Newfoundlanders divided the world into two spheres: Newfoundland and all the rest. Young men either accepted the hazardous life of fishing or had to abandon a lifestyle forged by generations before them for a new life on mainland Canada.
Client: Watershed Agricultural Council
These photographs were done for the Watershed Agricultural Council’s Farm to Market program in the Catskills. Various locations, businesses, and activities were selected to illustrate how the program helps farmers promote and sell their products to local and regional markets.
These photographs were done for an exhibit and publication, Farm Work & Fair Play, that explored how activities and traditions at the fair were a reflection of agricultural life in Delaware County. The photography was done over six, sixteen hour wonderful days at the fair.
These photographs are part of an ongoing project that explores contemporary art in the context of the museums that exhibit it and the people who view it.
The seven poster were produced for the University of Connecticut Archeology Department to promote Connecticut State Archeology Awareness Week. I worked closely with the designer on the concepts for photography to insure the posters had a unified theme and design.