The photo was taken outside a trattoria in Venice, Italy. I found the woman on the left side of the frame intriguing, but the waitress and man on the right side added to the composition and needed to be included. Before they had a chance to move, I quickly snapped the shutter making sure to include the name of the restaurant on the awning. It is a quintessential outdoor cafe scene. It screamed black and white and who am I not to listen. I am a mere servant of my passion......PHOTOGRAPHY!
At 12 yrs. old I was fascinated by this little box called a camera. If you pressed the button and brought the negatives to a drugstore, one week later photos would be returned in its' place. I didn't understand this magic. When I was old enough, I studied photography at Brooklyn College. I found that if I put my negatives in a thing called an enlarger a shadow would appear on photo paper. When I dropped that paper in some chemicals, a picture would emerge. Wow! I was hooked and so I studied at the International Center Of Photography. Now, I take a photo, plug my camera into my computer and the photo I just took pops up on my screen. Times have changed.
I have had four one woman shows and one group show in Manhattan. It was an...
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