A New Jersey Textile Mill in the 21st Century

A series of photographs, taken during many visits to a small, specialty textile mill in Hawthorne, NJ. These photographs, some representational, some abstract, are my personal responses to a family-owned factory that is adapting to the postindustrial era.

Great Falls Metalworks

I continue to be fascinated by small, artisanal manufacturing operations in Northern New Jersey. Great Falls Metalworks designs and produces jewelry and is located in a Paterson NJ building that formerly housed a silk mill. Until recently, GFM built many of the jigs and tools that they use to create their pieces. The photographs in this gallery mainly show the process of making jewelry but there are also a few of the many photographs I have taken of the tools that help the people of GFM to transform stones and metal into jewelry.

Cooking for Change

In 2010 I was asked to contribute photographs to illustrate Doris Friedensohn's book "Cooking for Change." This book tells the story of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Food Service Training Academy, a free program to provide inner-city residents with the job skills needed to get work in the food service industry. Since "Cooking for Change" was published, I have continued to photograph the program, and here are images from a recent exhibition in collaboration with Doris.

Farnams Mill

An abandoned limestone processing plant in the Berkshires – alas, now torn down.

Musician Photographs from Marlboro

For a number of summers, I have had the privilege of taking portraits of musicians who come to study and perform together at the Marlboro Festival in Southern Vermont.

Portraits in the Warehouse

These are portraits of students in the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Food Service Training Academy. They were taken between the 20-foot high rows in the FoodBank's 7.5 acre warehouse.

Recent Installations

Installation Shots from "A New Jersey Textile Mill in the 21st Century" at the Cottage Place Gallery in Ridgewood, NJ and the "Cooking for Change" installation at Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Galleries in Newark, NJ.