Clients asked me to capture people, places, feelings, power, poetry, and joys: I was a self-employed professional photographer twice, for a total of about 35 years. Since moving to Seattle in early 2017 my work has been personal only.
First stint was almost all Boston: photojournalism, advertising, corporate, and commercial work. Had a studio which opened up new image options. Then started to accept broader marketing communications projects as a small agency.
Consulting to digital photography companies followed: digital was trying to supplant analog film. Companies needed to better understand trends. How to navigate a fast-changing-now-digital-photography market? Spoke at Seybold and other industry venues, sized markets, and wrote case studies to illustrate market shifts.
Held Marketing Communications and Business Development positions in software supply-chain services, digital asset management, and short-run database-driven printing startups.
In a sharp turn off this track, I dove into public school teaching in 2001 while earning a Masters of Education at Cambridge College. Our family moved to Hawaii's Big Island in 2004 where I taught several different class levels in my small town’s public elementary school.
I reentered professional photography in 2010.
Here we are in wonderful Seattle, across the busy harbor from the downtown cityscape. Puget Sound views and the Salish Sea a step away.
I'm a lucky guy.