about the artist
I've always been interested in photography, and I enjoyed my photographic education,
both at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Ca., and at the Rochester Institute
of Technology. My major artistic project, The Colors of the Urban Landscape had 2 starting points.
One was in June, 1989 when I visited Paris to attend my brother's wedding, the other starting point was in
January, 1990; when unemployed, I decided to take a trip into Manhattan, and shoot a few rolls of film.
The results were quite encouraging, so I kept coming back. Soon I had accumulated a large stockpile of images,
and in a short time I was having art shows in galleries on Long Island. After that I moved on to some of the
galleries in Manhattan.
As my creative project progressed, I started to notice the colorfull graffiti murals.
Soon I took notice of one particular graffiti artist, Chico, who works mostly in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
In 1993 I met Chico, and he liked the way I captured his murals. A couple of years after that, Chico joined me
on a collaboration project, where he painted art work on some of my prints. The result of this project
inspired me to have a website created, and the original version of my website was made in 1996 by a friend of
mine, Christopher Grauert. Meanwhile, things continued to progress with my fine art exhibitions, and I even
served as the curator of 2 group art shows (July, 1995, and April, 1999), A Fraternity of Artists, held at
the East Village's La MaMa La Galleria. The other artists were all artists from my Fraternity from RIT, Alpha Epsilon Pi.
At the end of 1998, I finally got a computer, and I taught myself how to use Adobe Photoshop. This led to the
creation of numerous special-effects images which form the basis for this present version of my website. This
image work also led me to want to know more about computer Graphic Design. I went back to RIT for night classes,
and I'm now quite adept at Quark XPress, and I took 2 courses in Adobe Photoshop. This website was my project for
my final class, one in Internet Design.
My future goals are simple. I want to branch out into Graphic Design, and
I've been conducting a nationwide search for an appropriate position. Since the formation of this website, I've
created thousands of more digital images, some of which have been in art galleries world wide ...