My focus is on the familiar architectural spaces of our daily experience — shopping malls, walkways, parks, roads, intersections — the interface of domestic and commercial activity. In my photographs, I try to isolate, distill and frame the subject to draw the viewer into my precise visualization of space.
There’s a story behind my photograph, RED RED #2. I was going to a Target store in Hollywood, Florida. I saw this picture when I got out of my car, but it wasn’t quite right. There were too many shopping carts. I waited a few minutes and a man came out and removed about half of them. Now it was right. I had my RED RED #2. I was trying to capture the balance and order in a familiar place that people pass by every day but often fail to notice.
I was born in Brooklyn, NY. I was first introduced to photography by my stepfather at the age of eleven. From that time on, I was hooked. I went on to study at the Rochester Institute of Technology for my BFA and at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY for my MFA.
My photographs are in major collections such as the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; and other public and private collections. I live with my wife Diane Kaiser, also an artist, in Canton, MA.
RED RED #2