Upon entering the studio my eyes instantly drew me into yet another narrative of Jon Sarkin's . . .
First time I had the opportunity to see some of Alex's amateur boxers in action at Somerville High School.
Continuing with Luke on this series. Taking advantage of summer's late hours.
My father, Michael Charney, who served in WWII, was 60 when I was born. One of my great disappointments is that I didn't become a photographer until after he had passed on. I met Hardy while working on a newspaper article and quickly asked if I could visit him and take a portrait for a series on veterans of foreign wars. Hardy was gracious enough to let me do that. He is 96 and lives independently where he and his late wife raised their five sons.
Yesterday's visit to the club was a very special one . . .
Approaching this new series has been pretty much straightforward--environmental portraits of youth create an echo/a ripple/like the space between lightning and the pop of thunder. Shane, Parke, Kara, & Falyn.
While visiting Jerusalem, our family was very fortunate to meet with Tali Friedman at the Mahane Yehuda Market. She guided us as we met different shop owners and collected items for Tali and her brother to prepare (with our help) in her studio directly above the market. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience . . .
After finishing up a corporate shoot in Boston I had a great opportunity to continue a portrait series on Revere Beach. The absolute best part of taking Roland's portrait was his passion for seeking out New England's history and of reuniting items lost to their owners.
Rachel, Berger (the little one), & Roberta on a foggy day in late May
While searching for the gym at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury, I was lucky to come across Jose, a helpful student who led me to the gym. I was doubly lucky to take his portrait, launching my new photo project with the Boston Youth Wrestling. Once in the gym, I met four coaches, a different Jose, Chris, Justin, & Brad who shared stories, and their evident passion about wrestling and the kids they teach. I have clearly started a new project I know will develop into a deeply rewarding series.
My first moped topped off at 15mph; while having lunch on a photo shoot I had the pleasure of meeting Tony and he said his moped topped at 20 mph: full circle.
While driving home the sight of so many roofers working on one house stopped me and I pulled over and began to attempt to capture this spectacle but all the views made it quite difficult and anyway something much better happened: I got to meet the roofers and spend some time talking: thanks to Steven, Lenny, Mendoza, Raymond, & Alex
Drew Gustafson's mother introduced him to BMX racing at the age of 3, he began competitively racing by the age of 4 . . .