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.

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

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I moved to Austin, Texas in the fall of 1978 to teach photography in the Art Department at the University of Texas. I spent seven very wonderful years there. It was a time of great personal and artistic growth, a time of much trial and error.  I learned about Art, Music, Culture, Food, Love, Friendship & Politics. What remains from that time (besides memories) are some photographs, made with a plastic Diana camera and a Leica M3. 

Ellis Island: Self-Portrait as an Immigrant, 1988

Ellis Island: Self-Portrait as an Immigrant, 1988

MFA Thesis- Italy & Beyond