About

Artist’s Statement

“A velvet hand, a hawk’s eye; these we should all have.”
–Henri Cartier-Bresson

Derek Goldberg received a BA degree in English from Dartmouth College and a MFA degree in Film Production from USC Film School. In the course of travels since then, he has shot somewhere between 100,000 and 120,000 images — black & white, color, negative, reversal, infra-red, traditional and digital.

His area of interest has been travel photography, with a particular focus on street, scenic, and architectural subject matter. He has been fortunate enough to have traveled from the varied regions of the American continent to places remote and diverse throughout Asia, Africa (where he was born), the Middle East, and Europe.

Why he shoots photographs, he couldn’t tell you. He can’t see himself telling anybody what he or she should see in his work or what any one photograph should mean. Perception and interpretation are singular and personal to each viewer. Frankly, he can’t really put it any better than the New York City street photographer, Garry Winogrand, who once said, “I don’t have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph.”  He hopes you enjoy his images for what you see in them.  And thanks you for stopping by and taking a look.

All photographs on this site are available for sale (some as limited editions) or for licensing in a variety of uses.  You can check the Purchase link in the main menu, or contact us directly by clicking on the Contact link in the same menu or by sending an email to derek@derekgoldberg.net.