My photographs are an exploration of the intersection between man-made environment and nature - nature reclaiming the space appropriated by man.
This is not "abstract art". This is nature photography: close-ups from the urban environment.
These are not paintings. There are no deserts, mountains, landscapes, seascapes, maps or satellite photos.
"What is it?" is not the question. What matters is what you see.
All photos were taken in the streets of New York City and Brooklyn, in natural daylight.
Starting around 2006/2007, photos were taken with a Bronica SQ-ai medium format camera, using Fuji Pro 400, 160C and 160S film. Lenses include: Zenzanon-S 1:2.8 f=80mm, Zenzanon PS 110mm f/4 1:4 Macro and Zenzanon PS 110mm f/4.5 1:1 Macro.
Older photos were taken with a Nikon F3 camera, using lenses: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8, and NIKKOR 105mm f/2.5 Lens
Earliest photos (2001/2003) were taken with a Minolta X700 35 mm SRL with stock 50mm lens.
Limited series giclee prints are produced on hand-coated paper. Papers include Rives BFK and various Japanese handmade kozo papers: Unryu, Kochi, Okawara, and Iyo.
The precoating is a manual process which, together with the choice of hand-made papers, adds a unique quality to each print.