I received my B.A. at the University of Rochester, followed by courses in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an M.F.A at Pratt Institute in New York City. At Pratt, I studied with Arthur Freed and Phil Perkis, and have since exhibited widely throughout the New York area featuring urban landscapes, winter scenes, pictures of Ukraine and an assortment of vignettes from the Hudson Valley. My latest body of work includes New Jersey landscapes.
I work commercially in portrait, travel, and special effects photography, as well as in graphic design. I have CD covers to my credit and my work has appeared on book covers and web sites, in corporate brochures, and in the major New York newspapers.
My artistic work relates to my personal spiritual quest. In it I engage the notion of what I call “The Divine Landscape,” which isnt necessarily a landscape in the literal sense. I use the tools of abstraction, fantasy and imagination in order to point to something larger, to show the sublime within the mundane, to record the beauty available to our so-called ordinary daily vision, which is easily overlooked. I am a believer in what one famous poet said, and I may be paraphrasing: beauty is truth and truth is beauty, and that is all you need to know.
If you are interested in purchasing one of my artworks I can be reached either at 646-483-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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