photo by ian gittler

I take pictures.  I currently live in Tokyo, Japan.

I was born and raised in Binghamton, New York.  A graduate of Binghamton University, I spent a few years living in Washington, D.C. before settling in New York. I live in South Slope, Brooklyn.

When I moved to New York City in June 2007, I found myself captivated by the city’s energy, mystery and attitude.  During this time, I developed a strong interest in photography. Without the City and a friend I met along the way, my interest in photography may have never been realized.

I think of a camera as a pen; in my current project, I have set out to write about Chinatown, Manhattan.  The project is my love letter to a culturally vibrant neighborhood.  A “town” still fraught with grit, discovery and mystery.