a writer, I've published five books, including "Natural Attractions:
A Select Guide to Experiencing North America's Unique Wildlife and
Wonders", (Warner Books) as well as feature articles for such
periodicals as "Adirondack Life," "Birder's World,"
"Conde Nast's Traveler," "Nature Photographer"
and "The New York Times."
an editor, I served as Editorial and Marketing Director of Everyman's
Library and Phaidon USA, as a consulting acquisitions editor at
Grove Press, as Director of the Ruth Hagy Brod Literary Agency and
as the Natural History consultant to Barnes & Noble Books. My
photographs have appeared in "Adirondack Life," "Conde
Nast's Traveler," "Downbeat," "Nature Photographer,"
"The New York Times," "Think," and at the Alice
Austen House Museum; my commercial clients have included CBS, IBM
and Groove Merchant Records. I currently serve as President of the
Board of Directors of Happiness
is Camping, For Children with Cancer, of which I have been a
director for 14 years, and on the Board of Directors of High Peaks
Audubon Society, of which I am Publications Chairman.
with words or images, I work with the assumption that poetry is
paying attention to the details, that describing something with
accuracy and style, or capturing a glorious image, requires, and
rewards, a complete immersion in the moment, a concentration without
elimination. Writing and photographing represent, to me, two inseparable
ways of seeing. As a writer staring at a CRT, I can't help but remember
the visual ingredients of a place or a feeling--the light, the colors,
the contrast range. And as a photographer looking through the viewfinder,
I relish the willing suspension of language, the total surrender
to line and form and color and gesture. In both media I try to discover
the extraordinary in the ordinary, the eternal in the everyday,
and I work hard to confer on every subject I study its inherent
dignity, even such humble stuff as excited electrons and simple
patterns in the sand.