Having grown up in New York City, I've always had an urban sensibility. No surprise, then, most of my photographs come from New York and Paris. I'm working on three series. (1) I make double exposures on film in the camera (not in Photoshop or in the darkroom). After taking one picture, I cock the shutter again without advancing the film. Then I search for an image that will harmonize with it. It's a risky process, playing intention against chance. I feel most inspired in museums, where I can pair a work of art with real life. (2) "16 Slices of Love" features couples kissing in Paris and New York. Out of these photographs, I enlarge certain details (excerpts) that become painterly compositions of forms and colors. (3) The third series of photographs reproduces posters peeling off walls. Partly buried faces, words, and patches of color break through the surface, suggesting the rough-and-tumble beauty of city life. My photos have won awards in exhibits throughout North Carolina.