I had the urge to go live in Boston for some time and finally did in October
1972 where I held various jobs, including short-order cook, delivery boy and
photographer for the East-West Journal. My favorite place to photograph was
in the Italian neighborhood called The North End. It was like being in Italy
with its vegetable stands, butcher shops and old-world charm. The adults spoke
Italian and the men passionately debated every subject in the current news.
It was easy to photograph around the parks and on the playgrounds where no
one seemed to notice me. Or perhaps I’d learned how to blend in, as Cartier-Bresson
had done so often. I’m happy to give him credit anyway, for that and
all the other lessons. Not that my photographs compared much to his then, but
his influence was certainly felt and I think reflected in this early work.
Michael for more info.
Mothers & Children (Boston, 1973)
Italian Neighborhood (Boston, 1973)
Schoolyard Role Playing (Boston, 1973)
Tight Squeeze (Cambridge, 1973)
First Game of Red Sox Season (Fenway Park, Boston, 1973)