About Noir is the New Black
The images in Noir is the New Black emerged from the visual exercise of converting some of my color photos to black and white. I wanted to look at the same things differently during a transitional phase to wherever my photography goes next. A companion collection, Jersey Shore Noir, also resulted from this exercise. Not coincidentally I created both compilations during the hurricane season.
"And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what the storm is all about."
Noir is the New Black and Jersey Shore Noir are both dedicated to survivors of the storms.