Jerry, aka "Dok," was born on January 1st, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, where he lived until he left to attend college at Columbia University in 1955. After graduating Columbia with a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1959, he moved west to Los Angeles in the spring of 1960. He then enrolled in the Theater Academy at Los Angeles City College to study acting, directing and producing. In 1964, after appearances in several plays and a few TV shows, he was introduced to fine art photographer Robert Frank.
In the fall of 1966 he moved into a small cabin in Big Sur to simplify his life and emerged the next spring to work in production on the Monterey Pop Festival. Using "The Farm" as a home base, he traveled around the country and Europe photographing Art Happenings, Love-Ins, Anti-War demonstrations, and the Counter Culture of the late 60's and early 70's.
He met his wife Mary in London, England, and they were married in late 1969 in Los Angeles. Their daughter, Autumn, was born in 1970 in Woodstock, NY and son Jacob was born in Los Angeles in 1973.
In 1992 he was invited to be an associate professor of fine art photography at Woodbury University where he taught for 7 years. Most recently he has been photographing and printing large and medium format black and white abstract landscapes shot mostly in the American Southwest and Scotland.