Derek Goldberg – Artist on the Stairwell!

by Jessica on November 25, 2014

Introducing Our New Artist on the Stairwell, Derek Goldberg! 

It was a cold winter day in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., back in the mid-1970s, and I was heading to a local Lincoln car dealership in order to shoot my first roll of film. I was just a school kid then, taking my first class in B&W photography. That day as I shot and developed my first roll of 35mm film, little did I realize that I was beginning a long and transformative journey, one which would cement in me an ever-growing interest and appreciation for the power and majesty of the still image.

Since then, and following a BA degree from Dartmouth College and a MFA degree from USC Film School, I have shot somewhere between 70,000 to 100,000 images – black & white, color, negative, reversal, infra-red, traditional and digital. My area of interest has been travel photography, with a particular focus on street, scenic, and architectural subject matter. I am fortunate enough to have traveled from the varied regions of the American continent to places remote and diverse throughout Asia, Africa (where I was born), the Middle East, and Europe.

I can’t see myself telling anybody what he or she should see in my photographs or what they should mean to them. Frankly, I can’t really put it any better than the New York City street photographer Garry Winogrand, who once said, “I don’t have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph.”

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