Burn Magazine, the online publication curated and created by Magnum photographer and all-around great guy David Alan Harvey, has published my essay “Harlem Jazz.”
It’s an audio slide show with music from a concert in Harlem and an interview with 98-year-old saxophonist Max Lucas, who started to earn his living playing jazz in 1925 as a sideman to a banjo player in a barber shop.
I shot most of the images in available murky light and teetered on the edge of underexposure to capture that mood. In a couple of pictures I concentrated on slivers of light and waited for a face to turn into them.
The future holds some promising opportunities for photographers online, and I’m thrilled to be part of it at Burn. It’s definitely inspiration to raise my game.
Many thanks to David and Burn’s tech/design guru Anton Kusters.