I listen to what a client says about their photographic needs and translate it into visual images. It may be warm and inviting, graphic, contemp… Read More
I listen to what a client says about their photographic needs and translate it into visual images. It may be warm and inviting, graphic, contemporary, abstract or conceptual, creating a set of images uniquely representing their business that addresses their particular audience or market.
I grew up in a small town in Iowa, and started learning about cameras when my father gave me a Pentax Spotmatic for my 16th birthday. My high school was very encouraging, suppying me with film, chemistry and paper and leaving me to experiment. A part time instructor gave me a few jobs for a newspaper and I was hooked.
I’ve always had a love of animals and wilderness so first pursued a degree in Zoology when I attended the University of California, Berkeley. Along the way I also picked up a pilot’s license and took a number of classes in Psychology. At Berkeley I took several classes from William Garnett, a commercial and fine art photographer who convinced me to pursue photography as a profession. After graduating, I took a year off, worked as a photographer for a few commercial clients and magazines.
Knowing I lacked technique, I then attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Art Center taught me far more than technique, it taught me the value of style and the art of visual pursuasion. In Los Angeles, I became familiar with the profession and practice of photography, but yearned for the out of doors. Colorado strikes a great balance between city and access to wilderness for me. Read Less