"I have been in business since 1994. I have given lectures on food photography for B&H photo, I have taught classes to high school students on photography. I like helping people who are interested in learning how to be successful and I believe I can add value to the program"
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I grew up in Italian food culture. My grandfather owned a famous waterfront bar called Puffy’s Tavern in Tribeca. The bar serviced immigrant dockworkers, boatmen and cargo ship crews. Tabs were often paid with 84-pound wheels of Parmesan cheese that had “fallen” off ships.
Like many Italian-American families, food, in my house, was a way of life. Cooking was associated with pride and honor. Sunday dinner was the glue that held generations together. Our meals were raucous and lively. We ate through good times and bad in the basement on Bay 20th street in Brooklyn. Bacon, garlic and olive oil remind me of simpler times. The transportive quality of food mingling with memory reminds us of who we are and where we come from.
Double feature movie matinees were also a staple of my childhood. Spaghetti Westerns, Hamer Studio horror movies, cartoons, and gritty crime films were an all day affair. I started experimenting with motion a couple of years ago. The process was intuitive. I translate my knowledge of still photography into the moving image. This new direction is exciting and I am proud to offer it to my clients.