I love irony... not exclusively, but I have a particular appreciation for it. And it underlies a lot of my work. I must have been influenced by my mother who would laugh at news stories like, “Santa Loses Fingers While Stepping Off Helicopter To Wave At Kids”. During the 50's my older brother told me all the science fiction and horror movies we were seeing were documentaries. And my dad, being a doctor, surgeon, and corner, would bring humor to the dinner table on things like bowel obstructions and suicides. My whole family was great at extracting humor out of tragedy and that has given me a way of seeing. For me creating images is all about my daily life, those meaningful pictures I'm able to extract from it, and the personal vision I bring to those visual narratives.
MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago-1980
Published "Beautiful Ecstasy"-2003 J&L Books
Published "Babe"-2012 J&L Books (included in Time Magazine and American Photo "Best Photo Books 2012")
Taught Photography 1973-1990 Univ of VA, Northwestern Univ, Shepherd College, and various workshops
Strobophoto Studio- Commercial and Fine Art studio since 1991
Artwork and Commercial work shown and published Internationally.
Wired Magazine, Business 2.0 Magazine, New York Times, Jazz Times, Washington Post Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Little Brown and Co., Der Speigel, Grove Atlantic Publishing, Simon and Shuester, Kaiser Permanente, Capitol Records, RIAA, Warner Bros. Records, AT&T, Sprint, Nickelodeon, PBS, The Learning Channel, Discovery Network, CBS, Turner Broadcasting, New York Times, Nikon, Fuji, Dupont, T. Rowe Price, Westinghouse, Ford Motor Co., Microsoft, Adobe, Motorola, University of Maryland, Loyola Univ., Georgetown Univ., Johns Hopkins Magazine, Maryland Institute College of Art. And more....
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