This collection documents the initial interest I have had in deriving beauty from ugliness and disorder. It first started in 1972, when I told myself that there was beauty in puddles and that I should photograph it. Soon after, following such thinking, I did small paintings using very muddy colors, limiting myself to just one brilliant color--a standard upon which to reflect and compare. I never stopped this line of thinking, so that now I can find beauty just about anywhere, even in the most unappetizing of places. Photographing gives me the opportunity of producing much more work than I could with a brush and paint. I have been photographing trash since 2009. Every beautiful art work I have ever loved helped me to select the trash photographs you'll see. I am indebted to so many great artists. I continue this interest almost daily and I don't see how I could ever stop it.
EDUCATION B.A., PH.D, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ UNIVERSITY CAREER Director of Italian (1977-2008), U. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; specialized in Foreign Language Learning, Renaissance Italian Literature, 20th Century Italian Avant-Garde Poetry, Italian Film of the Cold War Period. PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS * 2011: First Place Overall, GILLS CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION, "Photo Contest," Columbia, SC * 2010: First Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC *1984: Fourth Premium, POLAROID INC.," Picture America Contest," judged by the International Center of Photography, New York, NY * 1982: Third Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC * 1982: Selection for Show, SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION'S ANNUAL EXHIBITION (one of 69 works selected out of 900 submissions), Columbia, SC OTHER ARTISTIC EFFORTS I am also a painter and a poet.
UNGUIDED MISSILE Publicado 19 de febrero de 2015
HOSTAGE OF LOVE / HOSTAGE OF DEATH Publicado 06 de febrero de 2015
HERPES ONE AND OTHER CHANCY STUFF Publicado 25 de enero de 2015
SHIFTING PEBBLES AND DRAWING ON DUST Publicado 24 de enero de 2015
DIARY OF MY MOTHER'S DEATH: 1987 Publicado 03 de enero de 2015
SHIFTING PEBBLES AND DRAWING ON DUST Publicado 10 de septiembre de 2013
UNGUIDED MISSILE Publicado 06 de marzo de 2013
G R A F F I T I M U R A L S FROM ITALY Publicado 24 de octubre de 2012