I was born in New
York City in 1945, and have lived in San Francisco since 1974; Iím
still trying to become a native. My interest in photography dates to the
I made photographs with my brother, Adam. Later, in the
1990's, my attraction to computers and aversion to chemicals led to a
natural transition to digital photography.
I enjoy photographing a wide range of subjects, from
people to architecture; travel photography has always intrigued me. If
there is an "artistic" theme to my pictures, I suppose it is
a fascination with composition and line. However, color and
painterly-effect have become important elements for me.
pictures were originally taken with an analog camera and film, and,
later, digitally scanned. Since the 1990s the pictures are fully digital, from the click of
the shutter to the final print. I print all of the pictures digitally, usually
16-18" x 22-24" size, with archival inks and paper, and make
no apologies for digital editing or manipulation.
Nevertheless, the photographs are, in fact, largely what
they appear to be.
The above notwithstanding, I havenít given up my day
job. I graduated with a degree in Classics from NYU, and attended
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York. I have practiced
cardiology in San Francisco since 1976, after completing my fellowship
at what used to be called Pacific Presbyterian Medical
practice cardiology at California Pacific Medical Center, and am the Program Director of the
Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, Director of the
Echocardiography Laboratory, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at
continue to juggle many interests, but
few are as consistently rewarding as photography.