During High School and College worked as a electronics technician, sheet metal mechanic, and in a lab performing abortions on rats. High School was Brooklyn Tech. Six thousand boys.
And then there was college, also Brooklyn. Started a major in Economics. When all that was left was Accounting, moved to Philosophy. Then graduate work contemplating an academic career. Bored. Moved to photography and had a most satisfying career. Enjoyed working for among others:
New York Magazine, New York Affairs, Ms. Magazine, Village Voice, Soho News, Rags, Cosmopolitan, Present Tense, Newsday's magazine, The Herald, American Book Co., Washington Square Press, Random House, ABC, Gulf and Western, Revlon, Grant: N.Y.S. Council on the Arts, Art Director's Club One Show Award, Taught four years, one day a week at SVA, and last but not least, at the very end, stock represented by Magnum.
Started to renovate a five story abandoned brownstone. Learned most of the construction trades. Family, daughter and money for the next 25 years. My daughter recently graduating with the education that I would have liked to have had and the brownstone being my 401K, returned to photography and studied digital printing with two masters at ICP.
It certainly is a new world.
All the work presented here was done during the 1970's.
All work © Shalmon Bernstein 2014