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.

Pocketbook of Drag Queens

Pocketbook of Drag Queens

Pocketbook of Drag Queens

From 1995 through 2001, I worked as a Tarot-card Reader at Lucky Cheng’s, an East Village restaurant that employs transgender waitresses and drag performers. I was able to document some part of the lives of the people who surrounded me. The waitresses and performers became friends; they allowed me to photograph them both “on” and “off”. There was mutual trust.  As a woman photographing men dressed as women, I was doubly aware of the surrealism involved. It made me question what I used to take for granted, about appearances and what constitutes gender. 

Opus for Anne: A Still Life

Opus for Anne: A Still Life

Holgas, 1996 - 2002

Holgas, 1996 - 2002