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New York City

“Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other.” ~ Neal Cassady

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Claire, 1983, Boston

This image is from a small body of work (pardon the pun) that I put together as a final Master Work for NESOP in Boston. I had never worked with a model, clothed or not, or worked in a studio, and this was Clare’s first time modeling – clothed or not. I invited her into the school’s studio to see what we could find. I think we worked well together, and she went on to work with me on the entire project that included nudes, still lifes and landscapes in medium format and infra-red. Sadly, most of those images were lost. I graduated with honors, thanks in no small part to Clair.