The Anointed

Photographs captured at the reading of a provocative new play by Germono Toussaint, Founder and Artistic Director of A Mile In My Shoes. The Anointed engages a discourse about sexuality, spirituality, and theology in the Black church. Andre De Shields (Bishop Charles Strong) – recipient of the 2012 Fox Foundation Fellowship-Distinguished Achievement, eight AUDELCO Awards and the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival …

Le Contact Visuel

It seems my fascination with people of the metropolis and the stealthy study of them has led me to study “their studies of me” as a secondary quest. In the past, moments when the subject notices me taking their photo as or before I release the shutter were rare. Over the years the various reactions of those subjects have increasingly become …

Killing at Herald-Square

Scores of pedestrians watched in awe as a seemingly deaf, dumb, blind, crippled, old and decrepit rat miraculously made its way across a busy 34th Street at the height of rush-hour – over a 10-minute period, narrowly avoiding several near-death incidents. Despite the presence of a large audience, the rat had gone unnoticed by an equal sum of pedestrians as it finally …

Fire on the Rooftop

Part of the joy of returning to NYC – reconnecting and working with longtime friends such as the remarkably talented and colorful artist, Masae Satouchi. Given 3-hours notice – Masae invited me to take some portraits – staged on the roof of a work-shack that sits on top of a 24-story building in Chelsea – with views of the Empire State Bldg; on …