Sunday, September 26, 2010

Adrienne Cooper- Enchanted

I recently had the pleasure and honor of having my photographs used as the cover and inside art for the great yiddish chanteuse Adrienne Cooper on her new recording Enchanted: A New Generation of Yiddishsong, on the Golden Horn label.

Adrienne's voice is both earthy and transcendent, with incredible power and heart. The band, led by Michael Winograd and including Frank London, creates an impassioned firestorm of spiritual beauty on my personal favorite creation Sholem Lid (Peace Song).

Learn more about (and purchase) her new CD at:
Adrienne's website is:

Congressional Black Caucus

Here area few images from a recent assignment at the annual Congressional Black Caucus in Washington DC. Congressman Charlie Rangel had some luminaries attend his forum on military family health issues, including Reverends Jessie Jackson Jr. and Al Sharpton, plus both an opera and a gospel singer.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Iron and Steel

A group of New York City firefighters presented Arlington County VA firefighters with a section of steel recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center's north tower that was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Five hundred motorcycles, plus vintage firefighting vehicles, accompanied the steel beam on its journey. The ride ended at the Pentagon. The next day, moving ceremonies were held at Arlington Station #5, which was the first respondent to the terror attacks on the Pentagon.

The beam, a physical symbol of solidarity, dignity, and hope, will be displayed at the firehouse.

I had the honor of being engaged by the Arlington County Fire Department to document the occasion.

These photographs, arrayed in the order I took them, are my own personal visual take on the people and the event.

Stained Glass Hand

Portraits / Coming of Age

These portraits are of Mandy Spiwak, at Temple Beth El in Maryland.