He was born in New Nork. He studied in Miami. He worked in fur industry for his parents and started working in photography; he became assistant to Bill Helburn. He mainly worked in fashion and portrait for magazines like Vogu and cosmopolitan. In the 60’s, he directed advertising for TV; he then made feature films. He made his first film in 1970. His work as a photographer was shown at the Pompidou Center in 1982. Michel Ciment wrote a book about him.