I am a New York based photographer who discovered the pleasures of street photography relatively late in life after studying journalism and art history and working as a book editor and president of a small investment firm. After quitting work to spend more time with my three children, I spent years learning the craft of darkroom-based black and white photography.
It was a workshop with Joel Meyerowitz that planted the seed of interest in photographing life in the street, which flowered into a passion five years ago. Gradually, black and white gave way to color, film gave way to digital, and the street became the near-sole focus of my photography.
What a joy it is to dive into the streets of the city, wander without a plan and observe the beauty and quirkiness of life as it unfolds around me. I’ve learned that I can only see and make interesting pictures on days when I have a clear mind and an open heart–which is a deeply satisfying way to exist in the world, whether I have a camera with me or not.