I photograph as pleasure, as practice, as meditation and as homage; for my sanity and my delight; because I must, because I have to; to teach from, to learn from, to look at, to remember.

Respecting My Elders: Age and the Creative Spirit

Respecting My Elders: Age and the Creative Spirit

Respecting My Elders: Age and the Creative Spirit

Respecting My Elders: Age and the Creative Spirit is a collection of color portraits of creative persons over the age of eighty, photographed in their home and studios. They are the artists and intellectuals of my parents’ generation, whose wisdom and insight are important to our nation. Known as “The Greatest Generation”, and coming of age between the two World Wars, the effect of their contributions upon future generations is evident in their cultural legacies. These include books, poems, paintings, photographs, plays and performances, as well as important breakthroughs in education, philanthropy and the sciences. As these persons enter the last phase of long and productive lives, I believe they deserve to be celebrated. My photographs are meant to capture their spirit and beauty, and to inspire admiration by future generations.
[ These photographs were taken between 2009 and 2011 ]

Covello Portraits

Covello Portraits

Opus for Anne: A Still Life

Opus for Anne: A Still Life