Several months ago I was invited to join a small private organization of photographers called f-eleven. As part of that group I was lucky enough to be included in their most recent publication, a book of images by 20 or so of the group members. To my amazement, my image of the Butoh dancers was selected to be on the cover! I cannot thank Wolf and the other members of F-11 enough for their warm embrace, and I invite all my friends to check out this beautiful book. (I say that with all humility. I am just a very small part of it. I am in awe of these towering talents.)
The official release is April 2.
We have decided to dedicate the proceeds to autism research. You can find details about the release here
I was trained as a psychiatric social worker and worked in that field since the late 1980s. I have been practicing portrait photography since the early 1990s as well.
It has always been my experience that when practiced well, there is a remarkable resonance between these two arts. I have found that the best photographs, like the best therapy, occur when I don't talk too much, when I engage my subjects with unconditional acceptance and love, when I let go of my desire for a particular result and take my direction from the life that is presented to me.
My goal is not to record the glaring beauty that turns every head but to pause long enough that the quiet beauty, that waits almost invisible everywhere one turns, of experience, sadness, kindness, will be revealed.