I used to design children's clothing--had my own label that I named
after my maternal grandmother, Ida. We sold to small boutiques
across the US, Japan and a few dept. stores... Then came catalogs,
the gap, old navy, need I say more... Well actually yes, my desire
was to make one thing at a time... Images. When u are in the rag
business you must make many at a time and then some!
Before and after that I worked for two well known commercial
photographers and did some or my own editorial photography,Conde
Nast, (mostly portraits and still life) etc.
After Katrina, I received a grant, spent a lot of time in New
Orleans documenting the city. As people slowIy came back I made a
series of portraits of two classes from a public high school with a
troubled past which took about two years to produce. Later, I was
invited to present the work at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and
as luck would have it Sally Mann's show opened the same
If you visit NO, check out The Ogden; it's a little jewel.
Now I am working on three new photo projects, one in Louisiana and
two in New York, as well as a few commercial gigs. I also print
part time for an art photographer and work about 15 hours a week
for a wonderfully wacky and brilliant physician. In other words,
I'm busy, but not too busy for a like minded mate.
I'm a nomad AND nester and was in a relationship that lasted 12+
years-- we traveled a lot, mainly Europe - but we mostly found
ourselves in the West Village with a 4 year stint in a tiny river
town up in Westchester. I'm looking for a mate who's ambitions
complement my own. For the record, that 12+ year relationship ended
a long time ago, so I won't bring them up unless you ask.
I LOVE hanging out with my family when I'm in New Orleans.
Dance and movement are super important to me. I take a Haitian
dance class and modern class once a week in Brooklyn, and I go
swimming a couple of times a week in my neighborhood.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a choreographer, second choice was
art historian, somehow I became a clothing designer, photographer,
I'm in love with New Orleans and visit at least 4-5 times a year,
cause let's face it, if you are lucky enough to be from there...
then you know what it means...