New York City
This remains one of my favorite images. When I saw it, my eyes must have popped openin a dumb stare because I’d never seen anything like it before.
It’s not that rare in all probability but I’d never seen it before or since and that’s the switch that turns me on.
It’s one of those rare moments that you never quite forget whether or not you got the shot.
Fortunately, I got it and that’s so much better than saying, “I didn’t have my camera so let me describe this to you."
From the Home - Bank View collection
I had always planned to do a book called, “Home & Away” but as I looked through my work, I realized there was just too much to fit into one book.
Part of the reason for this is that for fifty years I lived in a unique building, the bank at 190 Bowery. In addition to an enormous amount of rooms and a decidedly decadent amount of space, it had 360° panoramic views of lower Manhattan,
I never had to worry about having a camera with me, I had all my cameras with me. “I live here.”
I never took it for granted when I came home from exotic locations; it was always there waiting for me. I had snow, rain, incredible light, New York rooftops, and the street at my disposal.
I’ve always been a dumpster diver and an incurable collector of tools, books, ephemera of all kinds. That too became grist for my mill.
I have always tended to “stay in” since I traveled so much. This collection is the product of daily shooting for almost 50 years.
It’s about looking out at New York City, and about looking inwards to the place I had put together, which though voluminous and eccentric was “home” to me.
Paper & Printing
Epson Legacy Baryta
Baryta paper has a white, smooth satin finish with the look and feel of the revered silver halide F-surface darkroom papers and provides excellent image permanence.
13x19 prints are placed on backing board inside a clear plastic bag. They are then packaged in a custom 15x21x3 corrugated box protected inside 3 inches of charcoal foam. More about shipping...
20x30 prints are shipped flat in MasterPak PrintPak Art Shipping Sleeves. A "container within a container" with multiple layers of protection.
Dye-Sublimation onto Aluminum (Metal)
Transferring the print to aluminum produces a vivid, archival quality print that is scratch resistant, doesn’t require glass or framing, and is lightweight and easy to hang. More about the paper...
Metal prints are shipped in a sturdy 44x63x3 wooden crate. More about shipping...