As an artist you sometimes search for a theme that you want to delve into because it speaks to you. A good theme is one you can build on and one which can grow. Months can go by when I find myself not producing meaningful work and then one day something pops into my head and there it is.
I want to say thank you to some special friends that helped me out – Eileen, Mary, Julia, Wendy & Chloe and behind the scenes – my partner Joe DiMaggio and Jerry
On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the New Photography Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here:
Joe had a fun workshop in Dumbo on March 25th his birthday. We had quite a turn out. Everybody enjoys going to Gleason’s as it’s a one of a kind, kind of place. We had 4 students who were from other countries as well. Yes there’s Ann Raine in the front holding the reflector & Larry Malang on the right. Peter Poremba the President of Dynalite was also there to set up several lighting stations and answered lots of technical questions on his products. It was a great group!
Recently spent a week in Montauk Long Island staying at friend’s Tommy & Theresa beautiful home. Thank you so much Tommy, Theresa, & daughter Victoria – it was great! Haven’t been to Montauk in a long, long, time and have always loved the place. Brought back wonderful memories of deep sea shark & giant tuna fishing, old friends, fun times, good memories & of course the unforgettable Captain Frank Mundus and our Discovery Channel Special.
Made some great photos, swam in the cold ocean, which by the way, was the best! Had lots of wonderful fresh seafood and chilled out while there. I photographed early morning sunrises & sunsets at Montauk Point Lighthouse, Fishermen, and waves crashing along the shoreline. Only wish we had more time to stay.
Tips for those wanting to go – bring a tripod ( a must), shoot long exposures to capture the flow & motion of water, remember exposures for back light, silhouettes, when to use lots of depth-of- field & when to open up for shallow depth-of-field. Also remember your fill flash for added dimension, & keep your photos clean and as simple as possible.