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I began shooting photographic series on the streets of Los Angeles in 1971. “Paper Movies”represent my interaction as a photographer and designer with pedestrian traffic since 2008.

Henri Cartier Bresson, a photographer I greatly admire, emphasized the importance of the MOMENT: finding a compelling location and waiting for the ideal confluence of elements to shoot a good picture.  Similarly, I choose an urban location that becomes my set and wait for people to invade.  My camera records the moments when various individuals occupy the set.  Some participate actively by interacting with the camera; others become involuntary and unaware passers by. The result of this event is hundreds of images that record a finite period of time in a particular place. My designer’s eye selects the images that most strongly reflect my theme.  I organize these images to reveal line, pattern and movement, the poetry that supersedes the narrative of the event.