South Jersey Street Photography

"In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv."
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Street

A collection of street photography that includes a thematic series of a local Italian carnival, photos taken in South Jersey, and travel in the United States, and Sicily, and France. Street photography is a specialized genre which focuses on the human condition. Its name “street” is not intended in the literal sense. Rather, “street” represents any public place whether urban, suburban, or rural. The craft is finding that decisive moment contained within ordinary life.

Carnival

A thematic collection that features of series of photographs, in digital and film, that captures carnival life of a local Italian Feast. Considered street photography, the photos capture vibrant color, the illuminance of light and the use shadow in the images. The series, initiated in 2007, is an ongoing project. The Italian Feast is the longest running one in the United States. First established by the Sicilian immigrants, the carnival now attracts a diverse group.

Macro

A collection of macro photographs featuring flowers and insects. Flowers are native to New Jersey. Photos were taken in the photographer’s certified Monarch habitat and numerous floral gardens.
Macro photography is extreme close-up photography. Macro photographs bring a special illusion for making small objects appear life-size. Detail, not observable by the naked eye, is of particular interest.

Landscape

A collection of landscape photographs that features a wet cranberry harvest. The photos were taken at a local family owned farm in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. The New Jersey Pine Barrens is known for its various commercial cranberry bogs. The American Cranberry is native in this area. Cranberries are harvested by two methods: wet and dry. Wet harvests are typically used for cranberry juice. Harvests occur in October.

Travel

A collection of photographs that features the Mayans in Guatemala, the spirit of Sicily, and France. France photos include both film and digital images. Photos of France were taken in the Provence Region and in Paris. Photos taken in Sicily are the result of travel though out the island. Guatemala photos were taken in remote regions in the highlands areas. Guatemala was taken with film in 1995.Travel photography is the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs, and history

Earlier Work

A collection that features award winning black and white and color film photography. Negatives were scanned using specialized equipment and software. Negatives date back to the 1980’s and are remarkably preserved. Black and white film photography was once the artistic staple for many photographers. The advent of digital cameras, software that replaced the darkroom, resulted in a lost art medium.