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A series of commercial advertising & photo journalistic style photos made during 1971-1981 in various locations, ( Cleveland,Ohio,New York City &… Read More
A series of commercial advertising & photo journalistic style photos made during 1971-1981 in various locations, ( Cleveland,Ohio,New York City & W. Virginia locales). Read Less
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. I maintained a studio in Cleveland, OH for a short time in the late 1970's.

The color photos shown here are scans of original printed ads done for advertising agencies & other publications.  The b&w photo journalistic photos, again, are scans from the original 11x14 archival prints. All the photography shown here was done PD, ( pre-digital ) using Nikon F2 cameras, 4x5 & 8x10 view camera equipment. Kodak 35m Tri-x b&w was my film of choice because these photos were all taken in natural light.

Since these scans are copies of copies, the quality is degraded to some degree.  I still have a good deal of color transpariencies I need to convert to digital for inclusion here when I can.

I used Kodachrome 35mm film, (no longer made), for my annual report work & Kodak Ektachrome sheet film for the studio work.

        My earliest interest in photography began in 1969.  I loved Photo-journalism especially, because of the graphic quality and feeling that b&w gives. The inherent stark quality simply works best for certain subject matter.

I was primarily self-taught, although I did attend The School of Visual Arts in NYC.

My photographic idol was, & remains, W. Eugene Smith. Most older photographers know of his monumental contributions to the field of reportage & photo-journalism.  He photographed WW2 including many famous photo essays for LIFE magazine in the US & for other publications. Eventually he created  Minamata, his masterpiece, a book about the toxic & deadly effects of mercury poisoning in Japan.

Gene was attacked and suffered multiple permanent injuries by goons from the very company he was exposing as a mercury polluter.  Unchecked mercury poisoning causes permanent nerve and muscular damage.

 I'm lucky to have a signed copy from the original printing in 1975.  I would urge all interested in the human spirit, especially photographers, to become aware of Smith's work.


I use the word idol very judiciously as I do with genius... he was both.  Mother Teresa is my personal choice, as someone to admire.

Please enjoy...
Anti-war protest, Summer 1970, Washington, DC  This group of about 3,000 people arrested demonstrates their "high" level of cognitive potential.
NYC, Summer, 1973  "First Smoke"
NYC 1971, along the Hudson River    "Down & Out"
NYC 1971, along the Hudson River  "Down & Out" 2
NYC  Winter 1972  Grand Central Station, lower level   "My Name is Mary"
NYC  Winter 1972 42st. Cafeteria                       "Pardon My Thoughts"
NYC  Summer 1973  First Ave.at 4th st. Lower East Side            15 year old daughter of a Fortune Teller
NYC  Summer 1973  First Ave.at 4th st. Lower East Side            14 year old daughter of a Fortune Teller
NYC  Summer 1973  First Ave.at 4th st. Lower East Side                "The Mom/Fortune Teller"
Georgetown, Washington, DC  Summer 1970                    "I'm sorry...I didn't get your name."
NYC  Summer  1972  in front of Macy's on 34th st.  " I need your help"  Shot at noon time...printed for emphasis.
Welch, W. Virginia  1973        "I'm poor, but I'm somebody"
Welch, W. Virginia  1973        "I'm poor, but I'm somebody" 2
Welch, W. Virginia  1973         " Do you like my outfit...I wear my Sunday best everyday."
Welch, W. Virginia  1973        "I'm poor, but I'm somebody" 3
Welch, W. Virginia  1973       Yes, I really was in Cucumber, W. Virginia
Welch, W. Virginia  1973       A fine example of country graffiti.
Welch, W. Virginia  1973        "I'm poor, but I'm somebody" 4  No toilet...no paint...no hope.
Welch, W. Virginia  1973        "I'm poor, but I'm somebody" 5
Awarded "Best in Show" 1981 Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts.  Somehow, I put a light in this apple. How easily this could be done today.
This won a regional Addy award or best poster in 1981. See 1981 on this hand-carved rocking horse. This was done for a  show horse event (jumping).