I was born in Beirut in 1958, and have been photographing my life and adventures since I took one of the first photography courses within an art curriculum ever offered in a High School in the US in 1975. Photography has been my companion throughout my many careers, including that of a Flight Attendant for TWA, a Marketing Manager for Eastman Kodak Company, where I had the distinction of being the first digital photographer ever, and a world famous DJ on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center.
I consider myself to be a ‘post-conceptualist’ artist, a term of my own definition, where I relish the adventure of photographing and gathering materials and data from the real world and then find inspiration of making sense of them in a finished photo book or art project. In addition to my own classic photography, I also creates artworks in video format, and two dimensional visual art derived from other photography, videos, publications, and found objects.
I have been and will forever be consolidating and annotating my still growing archive of over a million photographs and video clips to serve a variety of projects, now and in the future. I have shown at the Museum for Modern Art in Frankfurt Germany and at the Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland Oregon, and was a Nam Jun Paik Award Finalist in 2004 in Dortmund, Germany.
To date, I have self-published over 70 photography books of varying genres from street photography in different cities to esoteric themes found in my archive’s categories. I live and work in Tribeca, Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Self Portrait, Brooklyn, NY - January 2019