jodi shapiro

biographical musings

Ever since I was a kid, I've been taking pictures. My parents bought me my first camera (a 110) and I carried it everywhere. I still have that camera.

I carry a camera everywhere, because I never want to see something interesting and exclaim "I wish I had a camera!"

The only problem with that is that I find interesting things everywhere: a fading Nutrine advertisement in Brooklyn, the wet markets of Hong Kong, winding back alleys of Macau, the poker tables at Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas, catacombs in the Czech Republic, a umbrella shop in London. It is a compulsion I have no desire to rid myself of.

My occasional musings on my photographic travels can be found at my blog.