Member Spotlight: Victor Cohen

1. Whats your favorite camera & why?

Anything that shoots in 6x9, really—I love the luxurious size and the speed of roll film. I usually use a Mamiya Universal Press, but it has its ups and downs. The Nikon F2AS my dad gave me will always have a special place in my heart.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I've been shooting street work most of my life. It's a mix of geometry, showing how the big city minimizes or erases people, and finding emotion in public spaces.

But my style is in flux in a big way right now. I'm starting to move toward more conceptual, image-making instead of image-hunting work. It seems to be heading toward a parodic and darkly reflective look at certain modern trends. I'm also trying out manipulation of the image itself through toners, bleach, scratching negatives, etc. I don't have anything to show yet, though!

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

I'm just not in a place where I can answer that and not hate my answer a month from now. I'm still in a very exploratory phase.

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I've spent a few full days working on industrial architectural shots with a field camera. Scouting locations, working out camera placement, waiting for the right light, etc. That is going to be topped by an upcoming conceptual work, though.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

Way to make assumptions! I've lived in Queens for about 4 years and around NYC for 9. I grew up nearby, though. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Walker

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My favorite camera is a wide angle rolleiflex. It's a really unique camera. The lens feels like a 28mm and the images you can coax out of it have a different feel because of the square format. It makes me shoot differently than with my leica, engage with my subjects more, choose moments more carefully because you only have 12 exposures. Excellent for documentary work. 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I would describe work as a photographer as a mix between Danny Lyon, Garry Winogrand, and William Klein. I like to use wide angle lenses so I can pack more of a story into my frames. I look for unposed moments on the street that surprise me. Every photograph is a reaction, or as Joel Meyerowitz puts it, you are saying yes to something. I love that. 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

I went on a road trip around the country last summer photographing in various cities and places in between that caught my attention. I would love to get paid to do that for a magazine--photograph the current state of America (dream big why dontcha). 

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I spent a week in Baltimore documenting a neighborhood called Harwood. I walked around and introduced myself to people, listened to their stories, gave out about $100 worth of polaroids to the people I photographed. I gained their trust and was invited to stay and document what I saw.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I've lived in New York for about 4 months. Before that I would take NJ transit from my parents house to photograph in the city a few times a week.

"MARCH" EXHIBIT: Photographs from marches around the United States within the last year

CURATOR'S NOTES:

Entropy is defined as a lack of order, or a descent into chaos. Institutions are no longer trusted. The familiar becomes strange. Things fall apart, and the center no longer holds. Surely, we are living in a time of entropy.

Into this vacuum we as artists must step. Whether at the Standing Rock reservation, the streets of New York City, the national mall in Washington, or elsewhere, we use our cameras to document, to preserve, and to share with the world what we find — individuals taking a stand against the entropy that envelopes us.

For this show, we asked photographers to share moments from these protests. Some are loud and chaotic, like Jose Alvarado Jr.'s dynamic shot of demonstrators swarming a Manhattan street corner to protest the presidential election outcome. Other moments, like Jack Berner's image of a young mother nursing her child at the Women's March, are quiet and intimate. 

From the explicit (Erin Teresa Browning) to the etherial (Adam Thompson), these images bear silent witness to the times we live in. Perhaps we will choose to respond to them, to mobilize and raise our own voices in protest. Perhaps we will choose only to observe them and move on. What we cannot do — what we must not do — is look away.

Scott Nyerges, curator

March 7, 2017

JOSE ALVARADO

JOSE ALVARADO

JOSE ALVARADO

ELIZABETH STEMMLER

ELIZABETH STEMMLER

ADAM THOMPSON

ADAM THOMPSON

JENNIFER NG

JENNIFER NG

ERIN BROWNING

ERIN BROWNING

ERIN BROWNING

MICHAEL HASSIN

MICHAEL HASSIN

KOHAR MINASSIAN

KOHAR MINASSIAN

JACK BERNER

REBECCA HOVEL

REBECCA HOVEL

Volunteer Spotlight: Noelle Duquette

 1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My favorite camera rotates a lot just depending on how much tequila I had that night. I like to order all kinds of cameras at 4 in the morning. Sometimes cameras just show up at my front doorstep and I totally forgot that I even ordered it. It's a nice way to really surprise yourself. If I could afford more I would probably prefer a different camera than the one that I am using. But until then!! 

Instant- Polaroid Spectra because the shape of the film and the spontaneity and instant gratification of instant film. Also spectra has some cool filters that look super trippy. 

35mm- Pentax K1000 because of it's reliability. 

Medium format- Yashica Mat-124 G.  its super light a durable and the crank advance is oh sooo satisfying! 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I like to joke and tell people that I am a poor, amateur photographer. Which really is no joke. Overall, I like to shoot smut. Just imagine a Playboy centerfold from the 1960s-1980s and you have probably nailed my aesthetic. I love for the women that I shoot to feel empowered and beautiful. 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

Dream photo shoot: To have shot the centerfold for Playboy April, 1967. 

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I don't even know what the longest is that I have ever worked on a project is. Once I started shooting film, it became very obvious that simply archiving my film, it was going to be a lifelong project. Its far too overwhelming but I am in love with the idea that I will probably never feel truly complete when it comes to my work. 

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I moved to Brooklyn December 1, 2015. One year and some change! 

Volunteer Spotlight: Raven Necole

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My favorite camera to shoot with is the Olympus XA with A11 flash. I love it because it's a quick point and shoot. Very little adjusting. I also love my Bronica etrsi it's super heavy and when the shutter clicks I just love to say a few curse words. I just know it's about to be a good photo...... 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

My approach is very organic. Before I bought my XA majority of my photos were planned. I use to buy disposable cameras head to a parties.. pass them out and collect them at the end of the night. Other times it'll take me a week to finish a roll of 24 or 36. 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

My dream photo shoot is an individual portrait of all my family members and then a group photo. I'd also love to photograph and interview Young M.A. I don't know what it is about her but, I feel that I'd crush a session with her. I mostly want to pick her brain..... I honestly want to know what she thinks about gender fluidity lol. I'd like to ask her some thought provoking questions.

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I started a series using Newspaper where I made a guy into a New paper monster. I never finished it, it was suppose to be a political series. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out props and how many pieces of double sided tape to use lol

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

*taps mic* I'm so Brooklyn I was born in Coney Island *crowd goes wild*

Member Spotlight: Scott Nyerges

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My dad's old Canon FL is perhaps the camera I'm most attached to because it's the camera that led me to BCD and everything that has come since. It doesn't work reliably any longer, so I don't shoot with it, but every time I look at it, I think of my old man, who's been dead for 20 years now, and wonder what he'd think of my photography. 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Street and landscape. When I moved to NYC in 2006, I got in the habit of taking a camera everywhere I went. I didn't consider myself a photographer then; taking pictures was just a way to engage with this new world I was exploring. That interest in spaces and places is what still motivates me: I use my camera to look deeper at my environment and to record the details large and small.

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

I'd like to return to the Joshua Tree National Monument in California; the first time I experienced its stark beauty, I purposely left my camera behind so that I could let my mind's eye photograph it instead.

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

My first (and only) project -- A Year At Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint. I had just purchased my first DSLR and really discovered the joy of photography during the year-plus I spent on the project. But more importantly, it changed my life, because it introduced me to people who were (and still are) working toward a greater good. Community is important, whether its food, photography, or the street you live on.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

Moved from Austin to Brooklyn in '06 and lasted 10 years before beating a retreat to Austin -- and planting a flag for the Texas branch of BCD!

Volunteer Spotlight: Calvin Davis

my name is calvin davis.  i help mix the chemicals at the darkroom

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

 my favorite camera is the first film camera i ever bought.  The Minolta SRT-101.  I bought it from this nice old lady off of craigslist who old me she bought the camera in 1965 .  She made me promise to take it on as many adventures as possible.  The camera is 100% manual, which makes setting up shots a little tough on the street, but there is no substitute for total control.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

it's hard to describe my style as it is constantly evolving, i don't even know what the end point is.  for now i'd say im shooting for something that could be called "psychedelic street photography".  i like capturing strangers but im going for something more, im still not sure yet.  this is a hard question

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

open ended, no time limits cross country american road trip.  i know this doesn't count as a single shoot, but im a big fan of Stephen Shore and Tag Christoff; this is something i've always wanted to do.  in terms of a single day shoot, i'd like to follow some illegal building scrappers in Detroit for a night.  Empty warehouses always get me going.

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I've haven't ever shot with much of a project in mind.  I just bring my camera and shoot what I find interesting.  I guess the only project I've ever done is taking pictures of this guy who stands outside his Delorean on my block every night.  His name is Dennis and I took pictures of him outside his car in times square every day for about 3 months.  I was planning on doing it as long as possible, but eventually he just stopped showing up!  Still don't know what happened to him.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I moved to harlem from alabama 2 years ago for podiatry school.  I don't think my film obsession would have gone so far had I moved anywhere else, I really appreciate BCD for offering me unique opportunities to experiment in my photography.

Member Spotlight: Rebecca Bennett

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My favorite camera that I own is the Rolleiflex because of the quality of the images it creates, and because it i seasy to be sneaky when taking photos. 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I am mainly a portrait and street photographer. But I also cross into fine art, documentary, and am interested in fashion. 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

My dream photo experience is to travel through each continent by way of car, bus, boat, hitching, and document a massive world road trip. 

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

The longest I have ever spent on a project consistently was 4 months in college when I drove over 3 hours every weekend to the town of my great aunt Dot and uncle John to document their story of being married for over 70 years. That project still continues today (total of 3 years) in that every time I go home I make a stop in the town and make a portrait of aunt Dot, age 98, who now survives her husband. 

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I have lived in the NYC area for 3 years. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Cameron Blaylock

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

Mamiya 7. It produces large, sharp negatives but handles like a 35mm rangefinder. 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Since moving to New York, I’ve taken a lot of photos that engage the evolving built environment. For example, I just finished a series where I shot all the atrocious new developments that have popped up all over Brooklyn in the past 5 years, and a few years ago I photographed all the Caribbean small businesses and restaurants along Nostrand Ave that are at risk of disappearing due to rising rent prices in Crown Heights. I’m also really interested in the unexpected and abstracted which is why I prefer working with film over digital. I fluctuate between taking "well-composed" photos about serious subject matter and being a naive and deskilled photographer.

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

In terms of a shoot that would require a connection, maybe getting to shoot Obama with a large format camera for the New Yorker? 

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I’m working on an ongoing project that started about a year and a half ago.  

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

5 years

Volunteer Spotlight: Whitney Evanson

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My favorite camera right now is my Mamiya 645j. This was the last camera that I bought for myself, and I used it for my photo series on time/memory/decay. It was my friend, Monica's beloved camera for years and she was upgrading and sold it to me. I have grown very attached to this camera over the past couple of years, and I have taken some of my favorite photos with it. Using the Mamiya for my photo project really connected to my camera as more of an extension of my creative process and of my passion for being behind the lens. 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I would describe myself (as a photographer): as a nature, conceptual, and primarily black and white photographer. Playing with long exposures, and double exposures to give the photo a warped sense of time and space is something that I have always been drawn to when conceptualizing an image, or series. I love using expired film and experimenting with strange light leaks, and film anomalies. I have always fancied toy cameras and their ability to give you an unpredictable image result. I do not want totally clear and crisp photographs, I want the subject(s) of the image to draw the viewer in, and to invent or wonder over what exactly the image is representing or symbolizing. I am also an avid Polaroid film user. I have a decent collection of cameras, most of which I can still buy film and use.  Ritual and cult magic are things that often make their way into my images, or are the inspiration behind an image. The themes I work closeley with are always invoking: my southern gothic roots, anarcha-feminism, and social justice.  I also have an interest in using my degree to use photography as a medium for social justice work, and working with incarcerated youth. I am a strictly analog photographer, and love to explore and use different types of medium and large format cameras. My style is is definitely heavily influenced by antique photographs, conceptual artists, folklore and magic, and perceptions of memory, time, and space. 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

My dream photo shoot would be to meet, interview, and photograph James Turrell and his life's work the "Roden Crater". James Turrell is one of my favorite living artists, and as a photographer I am always looking for the light, his entire medium as an artist is light. It is incredibly inspiring to see his work, and it would be such an honor to meet him and see his work, while he also shows and describes his project to me. Considering his project is based on sunlight, moonlight, and the patterns of the constellations at various times of the year, this project would/could take several visits throughout the year, and that would not only be challenging, but would be truly incredible to experience. 

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

The longest project to date, is my project on: memory, time, and decay. Conceptually, I had been building up to this project for most of my undergraduate career. I used photography as a medium every quarter that I was getting my degree, and I was also a philosophy student, so my influences and inspirations derived from my studies as well as my environmental surroundings. My school was on 5 acres of forest, and I was living the Pacific Northwest, so I had a multitude of textures, natural beauty, and the constant cloud cover to create darker and more emotionally moody tones in my photographs. I would set up my shoot using the same 3-6 objects, and I would move their placement or interchange their layout and take long exposures. The objects in use were of deep spiritual, ritual, natural, and feminist value to me, personally. I would use a light meter, timer/stopwatch, tripod, and shutter release cable to achieve the effects in each photo. Some photographs were just long exposures with specific objects taken out at a certain time during the exposure, and other photographs were both long and double exposures. The goal was to create a series which represented slight variations of objects 'ghosted' by being taken out half-way, or at a specific time through the long exposure. Without going on for pages, the project was based around Roland Barthes 'Camera Lucida' and the concept of experience, memory, emotion, subjectivity, and a 'history of looking'. This project was only the beginning for my research and in-depth connection of the mind-body-experience of capturing memories in time on analog film. My goal this year is to use an alternative process and create larger prints for my series in connection with my thesis for my MALS degree in Law & Society.

“The photograph is literally an emanation of the referent. From a real body, which was there, proceed radiations which ultimately touch me, who am here; the duration of the transmission is insignificant; the photograph of the missing being, as Sontag says, will touch me like the delayed rays of a star.” - Roland Barthes

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I have been living in NYC for one year, and I have been in Bushwick for almost one year, as of September 1st! I love this community, and I am looking forward to getting to know it better through volunteering at BCD. 

Ilford FP4 125, medium format film images

Printed on: Ilford Warm Tone Multigrade Fiber Paper, Semi-Matte

I photographed, hand developed, and printed each piece myself.

The images attached are digital scans of each piece. 

I chose this paper for this project, specifically, as it is akin to the nature of the project iself, and gave the warm, antiqued effect of the memory, time, and space created with each set of objects and their appearance in the photographs. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Mei Levenson

1. What's your favorite camera & why? 

Olympus XA, it's tiny and great for a camera that you can always have on hand. 

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Urban still life and landscape.

3. What's your dream photo shoot?

I'd like to drive across the country.

4. What's the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

Last winter, I took a photo a day of the building across the street of my office for a month. It was mundane and creepy in a Rear Window kind of way.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

1.5 years in New York.

Member Spotlight: Caleb Savage!

I've been with the Darkroom since January 2012, fixing things and making messes. www.calebsavagephoto.com

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

I've got a lot of favorite cameras, but I really love my Bronica SQ. It's like a Japanese Hasselblad. I also love shooting with my 4x5 Crown Graphic.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I'm a documentarian and storyteller, my work (at least in an ideal sense) explores historical narratives at a slow pace. My biggest inspiration is Bernd & Hilla Becher's work.

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

My dream photo shoot would be either a cross country road trip to Alaska or an Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

I've been working on a project about Northeastern Pennsylvania's coal mining region since 2012. I haven't been shooting as much as I'd like to lately, but am hoping to get back out there this fall. 

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

It's about to be 5 years - time flew!

Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Shemonski

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

Nikon FM2n since it's my first camera and the one I learned to shoot on.  Recently I've been shooting a lot with some nice point and shoots.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Not sure. Usually just shoot what catches my eye. I really like William Eggleston, though

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

Cross country trip stopping through small towns

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

Haven't started many projects : )

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

A little over a year.

Member Spotlight: Keith Marlowe

Photographs by Keith Marlow: A Retrospective

The Bushwick Community Darkroom is proud to present and exhibition of photographs by Keith Marlowe. With an opening reception on August 5, 2016 from 7-10pm the show will be on display through August 18, 2016. We hope you can fine time to stop by. In response to requests for a bio/show summary we received the following statement:

"Keith says: I fell in love with photography in middle school, kept studying it in high school and college, and have worked in many darkrooms and labs since then. Over the last 25 years I’ve shot for Life, Spin, Volcom, Vice, and many other magazines and publishers.  Shooting has taken me around the world, introduced me to fascinating people, and allowed me many special opportunities.  I’m very grateful for the role it has played in my life, and that it has led me to the Bushwick Community Darkroom, where I know we are the laying the foundation for something important that will touch many people’s lives.  But most of all, photography has allowed me to pursue my ultimate dream, which is standing in a room with no light breathing chemicals."

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

I love Fuji 6x9s, Fuji TX-1, Nikon n90s, and old Ricohs.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Garry Winograd with a concussion

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

taking pictures in a nightmare

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

long enough that i can’t remember anymore

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

13 years

Volunteer Spotlight: Lucas Andahl

1. Whats your favorite camera and why?

My favorite camera would have to be my Rolleiflex. I am a pretty tall guy so the perspective I get from using the waste level finder is usually what I am looking for. Also the lens on the camera shoots beautifully.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

I’m not sure what kind of photographer I would describe myself as, I shoot a lot of street photography but I also have spent time on a variety of miscellaneous projects. 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

I enjoy exploring new places and learning about an area through my lens. There are peculiarities in the most mundane places, so any place I haven’t experienced yet would be a dream photo shoot. 

4. Whats the longest you’ve spent on a project/most in depth you’ve gone?

The longest I have ever spent on a project would probably be the past year of just having my camera on me at all times to photograph all the quirks of New York City.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I have been in New York for about a year now and lived in Bushwick for the majority of it.

Volunteer Spotlight: Eddie Chu

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

Hasselblad 500C/M - have used it for the longest time, and it has served me well. All-around great medium format system that is extremely portable and precise.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Abstract/personal/portrait.

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

4x5 landscape and portrait shoot in Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

Have been shooting portraits of family for a few years (images attached).

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

Two years in Bushwick. Nine years in New York.

Member Spotlight: Frederico Rojas-Lavado

1. Whats your favorite camera & why?

my favs are the ones i can use on hand. right now they are the Yashica t4 & Nikon t35

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

street/portrait cultural documentarian

 

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

having a mobile studio setup al la Avedon (midwest project) using a simple white backdrop / flash & natural lighting/ subject would be random people from the chosen neighborhood (traveling project) 

4. Whats the longest you've spent on a project/most in depth you've gone?

working on that now, its a project called For All That We Know.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

30+years

My web site is 

www.fatik.space

I also do a internet radio show thats archived here:

www.mixcloud.com/ferola1ton/

Volunteer Spotlight: Dana Melaver

1. Whats your favorite camera & why?

I will always hold a dear place in my heart for my Canon AE-1. It was my first (real) camera! That said, I absolutely love disposable cameras. Specifically the fujifilm ones.

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?

Always exploring! But mostly I tread the line between fine art and lifestyle.

3. Whats your dream photo shoot?

Aside from a boudoir w/ Michael Fassbender? Honestly, I'd love to do some conflict photography. Most likely in the Gaza strip. Growing up in the Middle East, this is a topic that is on the one side really interesting to me, and on the other not explored enough. Did I mention ~*~AlWaYs ExPlOrInG~*~?

4. Whats the longest you’ve spent on a project/most in depth you’ve gone?

For a year and a half or so I've been collecting images for what I call "flash grenade". It's a surprise shot from my disposable, usually when the subject is in a vulnerable situation - intoxicated, in the middle of a personal story. The ultimate result is the opposite of the majority of photgraphs we see today - there's this rawness, which I absolutely adore. In addition, because the subject and I are in a comfortable setting or relationship, there is zero judgement in the photo - even love - despite the absurdity of the result.

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York?

I moved to the hood from Israel in late August/early September 2014.

Member Spotlight: Sam Margevicius

Sam has actually been a member of the darkroom longer than anyone else. He joined back when we were in the basement and has stuck it out through thick and thin. Even when I destroyed 12 rolls of his film 4 years ago he kept talking to me for some reason. Nobody's really quite sure why but I sure am glad. He didn't answer any of the questions but I guess that's allowed because he's special. He's one of our semi-formal board members and contributed greatly to raising funds for our RocketHub campaign last year. It's pretty safe to say he's been pretty vital to the life and growth of the darkroom <3

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeremiah Stilson

1. Whats your favorite camera & why? 

My cliche answer is whichever one I currently have.. but I love shooting with my swing lens Horizont, a 60s era Soviet 35mm panoramic camera.  It is built like a tank and incredibly fun and easy to shoot - and the images are great!

2. What type of photographer would you describe yourself as/how would you describe your photographic style?  

I love to shoot a bit of everything..I am very journalistic/documentarian at times, but I enjoy working in the studio and using the empty space to create.  I'm usually motivated by strong light situations.  First and foremost I respond to interesting light.  

3. Whats your dream photo shoot? 

I'm a big science fan, so I'd probably say Chief Photographer for a Jupiter Fly By / Study of the Galilean Moons.  Going to Space would be absolutely amazing, and the idea of being the first person to not only see something that awesome, but to photograph it - that has to be pretty cool. 

4. Whats the longest you’ve spent on a project/most in depth you’ve gone? 

I've been working on a few projects for several years now.. part of it may be the complexity of a project..part of that is just the inability to decide when something is done.  I think each project is different - some may have open ended time frames, others are constrained by a few days or even a few hours.  I'm constantly on the hunt for new/better photo projects :)

5. How long have you lived in Bushwick/Brooklyn/New York? 

January 1, 2016.  First year in NYC :)