I was born September 23, 1942 and raised in New Jersey and New York City. In the early ‘70s I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and have been based here ever since, except for three lovely years in Boulder, CO during the early nineties.
My interests have always been eclectic and broadly scattered throughout the arts, sciences and humanities. My original career trajectory was toward Industrial Design, but after meeting the Cinema Vérité pioneers Albert Maysles, D. A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock in the early 1960s I became their apprentice and never looked back. Following a brief, five-semester run-in with higher education at Pratt, Harvard and the New School, I began a career in independent media production (film, video, radio, photography, music production and writing) that has now spanned six decades.
Films I’ve produced or photographed have earned over two dozen international awards, notably including my short 1961 documentary SUNDAY, which was widely acknowledged as the first social-protest film of the 1960s, is part of the permanent film collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art, and was recently restored by the UCLA Film and Television archive. As of the early 2020's it is still being shown at international film festivals.