"Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them."

                                                                                          - Marcel Proust

 

 

I was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts,  the hometown of Bette Davis, Jack Kerouac, and James McNeill Whistler.  After finishing high school I attended The University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where I studied Comparative Literature, and the University of Grenoble in France. Upon graduating, I pursued brief but instructive careers as a dishwasher, cab driver, and waiter, and during this period I also studied photography at the Essex Photographic Workshop in Essex, Massachusetts. I then took a few graduate courses at Harvard University, had a few short stories published, and ultimately embarked on a thirty year career in social work.

With all that behind me, I have now returned to my first passion - still photography. I was given my first camera before I was a teenager, and spent many long hours in the darkroom while most of my friends were doing drugs, getting into trouble,  and wondering what was wrong with me. Photography has retained its appeal for me to this day, the difference being that I now have the time to devote more attention to it. What you see here is a sampling of some recent work, and for anyone interested, you can contact me directly about purchasing prints, all of which are made on archival, acid-free paper, with light-fast pigment inks. The pricing particulars can be learned by contacting me via email.  

Thanks for looking,

Paul  

 

                                                                                                                              Zoe, the wonder dog.

                                                                                                                              Zoe, the wonder dog.