My business of documenting art for a variety of reproduction formats includes postcards, exhibition catalogs, posters, scholarly and table top books, calendars, magazines, and various electronic media. I shoot 35mm slides through 8 x 10 inch color transparencies and pride myself on my black and white lighting and printing of two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) objects. It is a privilege to place a work of art under studio lighting and have the luxury to inspect it in detail as I photograph it.
In the process, I have met many artists, both well known and not so well known, and I always enjoy the exchange that takes place. I am fortunate to be working for museum and gallery curators, art collectors and publishers from all over the United States. I have also had the honor of working with some great private collectors of American contemporary art.
Some of the painters whose works I have documented include Jim Dine, Hans Hofman, Jean Dubuffet, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Josef Albers, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Morris Louis, Mark Rothko, Philip Pearlstein and many others. I have photographed the sculptures of Constantin Brancusi, Robert Watts, Duane Hanson, John De Andrea, Lucas Samaras, Anthony Caro, Tony DeLap, Robert Arneson and many others.
Some of the collections I continue to document include illuminated manuscripts at The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University and The New York Public Library for publication in print and on the Web. Another collection I continue to document includes the architectural materials held at Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, also at Columbia University. The collection includes the drawings and archive of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guastavino Company, McKim, Mead & White, Joseph Urban, Percival Goodman, Green and Green, Robert A.M. Stern, Bernard Tschumi, Michael Graves, as well as Lewis Hine photographs of the Empire State Building.
What follows is a selection of images that represent my work in documenting 2D and 3D art, architecture and gallery installations. Many of the images were scanned directly from the catalogs in which they were reproduced.
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