About - (photo: John Gabree)

(photo: John Gabree)

WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

The first photograph I published appeared the second day of my inaugural week as a reporter for the Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin, the job that put me through my last two years at Brown.

In addition to being a life-long picture-taker, I have been variously a writer of books (including "The World of Rock," the first history of rock and roll; "Gangsters: From Little Caesar to The Godfather" about movies; "Surviving the City," a collection of essays on the relationship between the social sciences and the design professions) and countless articles for periodicals ranging from The Village Voice and The Washington Post to down beat and The Los Angeles Times; editor at several national publications (Playboy among them), newspaper and magazine columnist (including nearly two decades at Newsday): and pioneering new media content creator (what in less euphuistic times we called writers and editors).

Ansel Adams famously said, "You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” This idea informs my work.

Many of my images are widely available  -- in gift shops, vendors of wine & spirits, specialty  markets and other retailers -- in a line of notecards created and distributed by Julie Feldman Designs (see, Clients).

I blog at The Detourist. I have pages on Facebook and Pinterest. You can follow me at Instangram and Twitter.

Click here to see my portfolio.  Send me a message using "Contact Me" on the message bar.

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