I love Jazz music & Photography
I remember as a kid my dad would listen to the jazz station WRVR 106.7 while driving in the car, I always thought the music sounded cool even though I really didn’t know what it was called at the time. In my junior high school music class, for an assignment my dad helped me write an assignment on rhythm the artist of choice was “Wes Montgomery” the song was "Down Here On The Ground". My dad had me try to breakdown the song and explain his song styling and how he played in octaves and chords when soloing. I think it was at that point I really started to listen to jazz more over the years. Things didn’t work out with playing the saxophone in school but that’s life i guess. These days from time to time when i’m not taking photos i’ll be at home trying to remember minor scales on my epiphone.
I guess you can say these photographs are a marriage of two of the things i'm most passionate photography and jazz music. Most photographers will name such photographers as heroes like Ansel adams or Richard Avedon great as they are. Mine were Francis Wolff and Leonard Herman, how they captured the jazz musicians of that time always stuck with me. Like that classic photo of Dexter Gordon and the smoke rising from the cigarette.They inspire me to look for my own signature when I take photographs.
Most of my photography these days border on fine art, landscape, street photography and some portrait work thrown in for good measure. I’ve just recently started taking photos in various jazz clubs in the New York area, especially highlighting some of the local artist here on Long Island that don’t get enough shine.
This site has been sometime in the making but I figured I would put the two together, to show my love for jazz music and photography. This is where I will display my best photographs.
All of the images here are for sale, they are printed on high quality exhibit paper. Please email me for inquires.
If you’re looking for a photographer to do photos of you or your band contact me.
Jazz Journalists Association member: 33079216
Supporter and still photography and videographer for the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills N.Y.
Over all, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things that he knows of and senses in the universe. . . That’s what I would like to do. I think that’s one of the greatest things you can do in life and we all try to do it in some way. The musician’s is through his music. - John Coltrane