What turned me away from painting was a realization that the streets and parks of Boston provided me with subject matter that I could not conjure up in my studio.
At that point a blank canvas drew nothing but a blank stare.
So with a newly purchased 35mm Leica loaded with tri-x film I began my forays into downtown Boston to photograph.
The kind of photographs I took then related to my art school days – when I would amble around the city making quick pencil sketches of people on park benches and subways.
Source: New York Photographs 1968–1978