Giverny Kiss

What Better place than Monet’s famous water garden to steal a kiss? The mood of the place is romantic to its core. The famous house and wonderful gardens are like stepping in to a Monet Painting. Giverny is located near Vernon, France which is about one and half hours from Paris and worth the trip. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

A Kiss in the Water Garden

Giverny Kiss

Director of Photography (DP)

Michael Gornick was the director of Photography on Dawn of the Dead (1978). He was patient and soft spoken, talents that were needed with a large cast of inexperienced extras. This image was originally published in Pittsburgh Magazine in 1978 and shows Michael Gornick filming David Emge. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Michael Gornick Filming Dawn of the Dead

Worth Street

Worth Street in Palm Beach Florida is a world class shopping mecca like Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Lined with Palm Trees, expensive boutiques,great restaurants and airplanes overhead. This unique view was created in a darkroom, not with photoshop. Buy a print of this image at my commercial site by clicking here.

Worth Street--Palm Beach Florida

Rockette Morton

One reader pointed out to me that I had misspelled the name of Rockette Morton on my T-Shirt, indeed I had, much to my dismay. Just as bad, I had flopped the image and made him left handed! Well everybody needs and editor, so I stuffed my pride and made the corrections. Here is the new T-Shirt which you can buy at my online store by clicking here.

Rockette Morton T-Shirt and Hoodie

The Magic Band

Captain Beefheart’s best known band was called the Magic band. It was filled with great and conventional musicians like the Captain himself and his high school buddy, Frank Zappa. To be fair, Zappa was only a “guest” but Rockette Morton and Zoothorn Rollo were permeant members of this great ensemble. Click here to buy a Rockette Morton T-Shirt.

Captain Beefheart's Magic Band

Naked Lunch

Inspired by William S. Burroughs, I took a series of images using only a 35 MM slide projector for lighting. You can see another even more provocative image of this series by clicking here.. Trish Begley was the model and she need to hold very still and exhibit complete patience during this shoot. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Naked Lunch

Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson is currently touring again. He is without a doubt the best rock and roll flutist ever and a great songwriter and singer. I am sure his new show is wonderful and worth seeing but don’t think it can match Jethro Tull playing “As Thick as A Brick” in 1973. This shot was taken at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. You can purchase a print of this image at my commercial site by clicking here.

Jethro Tull at Civic Arena 1973

Back in the Day

I don’t have many images that have survived from back in the day. This was taken at a Grateful Dead concert in 1973 at the Pittsburgh Civiv Arena. It’s not for sale because the quality isn’t good enough. However I thought that some of you would want to see it anyhow.

Grateful Dead at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in 1973

A Day in the Life

It occurred to me that the life of a film director is filled with extreme highs and lows. I didn’t realize until working on a film set that these could come within seconds of each other. It takes a special person to be able to handle this kind of stress. These images of George Romero were taken within seconds of each other on the set of Dawn of the Dead in 1978.
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The Joy and Anguish of Directing George Romero 1978