I am the most traditional of photographers—subject-wise, film/darkroom-wise and attitude-wise. I make pictures of found arrangements that I perceive as being visually interesting. A reviewer once commented, “[He] photographs…the old North Carolina at its moment of passing.” I’m very fond of that idea too, of course. But straight-forward documentation for the sake of it has never been my reason for photographing. As André Kertész said of his work, “It’s for me. I do it only for myself.” I’m a New Jersey transplant. I moved to the South in 1989. And I’ve been photographing in the Tar Heel state ever since....
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