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.

Holgas, 1996 - 2002

Holgas, 1996 - 2002

Holgas, 1996 - 2002

I shot with a plastic “Holga” camera with black and white film. Although it has only three ranges of focus, and one shutter speed, it was very quirkily reliable in bright sunlight. There is no parallax correction so getting a picture can be like “bullfighting” with the camera. You look one place but the camera frames something else.  It was always a challenge. 

Pocketbook of Drag Queens

Pocketbook of Drag Queens

Ellis Island: Self-Portrait as an Immigrant, 1988

Ellis Island: Self-Portrait as an Immigrant, 1988