I grew up  in Great Neck a very comfortable suburb of New York. It was too comfortable for me and at the age of 17 I got myself a passport and a plane ticket. I went to Israel where I lived on a kibbutz for nearly a year, I moved on before it got too comfortable and the adventure fizzled out. I traveled around Europe and North Africa and lived in rural France doing odd jobs and making baskets. As my willow baskets became sculptures I decided to head to the UK and go to Art School.  I discovered pinhole photography community art and guiness while studying Art and Design at Bradford College.

I’ve stopped drinking guinness but pinhole and community art are very much a part of my life. I never imagined I would still be fascinated by a simple black box after all this time. In 1993 I moved to the countryside in southwest France with my partner Gary Waters and our son. Its a wonderful place to live (still not too comfortable in winter), have a family, work and enjoy the unrolling adventures of life.

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