WHY I WRITE
Sometime in the mid 1980's, for reasons that were both personal and professional, I gave up being a staff photographer for my newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer and instead took on the less exciting and more sedentary life of a photo editor.
By removing myself from the thing I loved most at the time, the challange of shooting deadline photography, I found myself in a kind of outsider's position while looking at and thinking about, the art and craft of my profession.
At some point I began to write about photography and I also took up teaching as a adjunct lecturer at Drexel University. I read somewhere that words and language serve as the clothing for thoughts. The writing served as a way of clarifying my own thoughts and beliefs about photography. Breaking away from deadline photography allowed me to pursue long term projects and as it also turned out, develop a more personal style of photographic seeing.
This blog serves as a visual catelogue for me, showing me my work both past and present, and how it has evolved.