it started with roads and feelings. depressed, i drove endlessly around the hamptons, off-season. the hedges were a cozy reminder of childhood, an anchored symbol of security, order. it was 2009 and even though i had just gotten married and obama had just won, my life in photography was getting me down. digital had taken over and we were officially in a recession. jobs seemed less fun and i couldn’t get pregnant. so i took pictures of hedges. i mounted a show in red hook, called “happy, contained.” it cheered me up. so, hedges have become my thing. a lot of my generation’s art has been about the dark side of the suburban confinement. my friend david looked at those pictures of the hamptons and cringed, “Yup, you really got it,” he said. bends in roads and certain routes are happier than others, darker than others. in palm beach, hedges are competitive sport. in england, a dwindling habitat and class war. i love all of this, but i also just love the simple collaboration between living thing and graphic design. green graphics, so to speak. they are also portraits to me. my commercial career is about personality and humor. these guys are a continuation of that. in looking for hedges, i’ve enjoyed entree into the rich and slow moving world of gardens, which in this time of harrowing politics and disposable culture, interests me very much. i’ve been taking pictures of hedges for ten years and feel i’m just figuring it out.
this site favors the vertical photos. if you're interested in a studio visit for a proper look, do get in touch. i think they look best 30 by 40 inches or so, but some look better bigger or smaller. they are all editions of three and available framed or unframed. i also love to look at a room and make a selection especially for it. so get in touch if collaboration appeals.