Art Writing

7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, NYC, 2010

7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, first certified "green" office building, developer Silverstein Properties

  I was drawn by the way the building seems to disappear become part of the clouds and sky. JR To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the […]


Modern Home, 733 Daniels Lane, designed by Charles Gwathmey, Sagaponack, New York

Modern Home, 733 Daniels Lane, designed by Charles Gwathmey, Sagaponack, New York

Modern Home, 733 Daniels Lane, designed by Charles Gwathmey, Sagaponack, New York, Was very happy to photograph this Gwathmey House.  He was one of America’s best modern architects. It was one of the most beautiful homes I have photographed.  It was perfectly conceptually and physically  put together. The geometry, light, forms and quality of the […]


Snowy Road to My Studio in Catskill Mountains, New York, picture of the day

Snow Covered Driveway, in Catskill Park, Mt Tremper, New York

This is a picture of a road to a studio that was a cabin I had in the Catskill Mountains. There were days that the only way in was to snow shoe. One had the peace to focus on creating without distractions.  This ultimately led to a book on the Hudson River.   For an […]


Shooting Aerials from a helicopter, Empire and Statue of Liberty buildings,NYC

New York. Chrysler Building Aerial, New York City, designed by William Van Alen in 1928

One of the most exciting experiences I have is photographing the city from a helicopter. It’s like being Superman, swooping in and around the buildings, circling the Statue of Liberty. Just as the camera is a machine that I can use to extend my vision, the helicopter is another extension, giving me the ability to fly. […]


Perpetual Learning-Lincoln Center-Welcome Led Lighted Staircase

Perpetual Learning I go to work every morning with the possibility that I might learn something I don’t already know. . . . If you look at a problem as an opportunity to show what you already know, it’s useless. You should look at every problem and think, “What can I learn by doing this?” […]


Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, by Cass Gilbert, Triumph of the Human Spirit, Sculptor Lorenzo Pace, Foley Square Black History

Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, by Cass Gilbert, Triumph of the Human Spirit, Sculptor Lorenzo Pace, Foley Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, fountain

  A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. Thurgood Marshall If the First Amendment means […]