MY NAME IS ANTHONY - I instructed him to repeat the phrase, in an attempt to get him to smile. “My name is Anthony.” he said again, several times with a perplexed expression. At the moment the words lost their meaning through repetition, I released the shutter on the old Hasselblad. Anthony, 17, reveals himself for the first time in the session. His exploratory gaze, from the safety of partial shadow, betrays his inquisitive nature. His enigmatic half-smile reveals self-confidence tempered with shyness. His demeanor and posture conveys the proudness of his youthful masculinity.
[1800 x 1800 / 6cm x 6cm Black & White Negative Capture] 2004
THE SPANIARD (Self-Portrait)
THE SPANIARD (Self-Portrait) – A friend, having recently returned from Spain, pointed to my beard. “Y’know,” He continued, “There’s a museum in Barcelona full of paintings that look like you.” Recalling the paintings of Francisco Goya, I decided to capture a self-portrait using a modified single-source lighting technique frequently used by Goya and his contemporaries to achieve a chiaroscuro effect.
[3328 x 4768 Digital Capture] 2015
POR FOVOR MÍRAME
“POR FOVOR MÍRAME” (“Please See Me”) – One day, in summer, as I was on assignment in The Bronx, this man approached me. Gesturing to my camera, he asked me, half in English half in Spanish, if I would take his picture. I agreed. After taking the shot, I asked him if he had a way for me to send him the photo. He then explained, he did not want the photo to keep for himself, but that he wanted for someone to see him.