Beginning in 2001, I began to walk the streets of Scranton, Pennsylvania with my camera. I photographed Frankie Knuckles getting his hair cut, 80 year old Gene Caciappo in his tailor shop, and lovely young women learning to apply makeup in the Empire Beauty School. I spent six weeks making pictures in a nursing home.
The “Scranton Project” became well known. A federal judge invited me to photograph a naturalization ceremony; an obstetrician asked if I’d want to photograph a cesarean section. I made pictures of Mayor Doherty's election and reelection bids. In between, I made portraits on the streets and in the city’s parks.