American Truths Unwritten is a series of photographs meant to evoke feeling, judgment or simply stir up emotion solely based on the subjects appearance or disposition alone.
Beach Body Bingo
Beach Body Bingo was never intended to become a body of work, it kind of took shape on its own after making a few photographs that I thought might be pleasant enough to present after a few times frequenting the beach at Coney Island. After a while making pictures there, I felt that the world could use a splash of color in a timeless place such as the beach.
As the photographer I felt a certain urgency to make pictures made up of all different types of people living in harmony in one area, and what better place than the beach? I felt it was important, especially in these trying times. As a nation we are faced with ugly truths, stemming from, terrorism, politics, and racial tensions, and so much more. For me it was a way to see life in a different light, and add a splash of color.
Like many of my photographs, these photos represent slices of humanity seemingly living without filters. In most cases they’ve become comfortable in what others may say are outside the norm.
Cuba was indeed one place I fell in love with immediately, originally I was commissioned to lecture tour guides on the techniques associated with approaching strangers of interest to make better photos for travelers. My time spent there would prove to be more valuable than I ever would imagine.