I got serious about photography when I was 11 or 12 in Junior High School, initially photographing with a secondhand Voigtländer Vito C I bought for about $30. By the time I was 13 I had managed to buy my first SLR (a Minolta SRT-101) and photographed my way through the 1970s. This collection of ancient scanned negatives, many of dubious quality, are roughly grouped as follows
- Street shots of people around Manhattan, including a major snowstorm that hit the city in 1979.
- Street photography from Central Park in the late ’60s, early ’70s, around the Bethesda Fountain where photographers used to hang out.
- Street photography from the bus and subways.
- Some pictures from the Bronx where my first apartment was.
- Shots of the Brooklyn Bridge from my first day shooting with an SLR in 1970 (note the World Trade Towers in the background).
- The big anti-Vietnam war protest in Washington DC in 1971.
- Pictures from my travels around the US (1980?), and Rome, Israel and Athens in 1971-72.
- Musicians and bands of my friends, playing around NY.
- Public figures: Muhammad Ali, Mayor Ed Koch, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Cambodian King Sihanouk
(Click any image to see them all enlarged):