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 37 years. My first professional photography -- 1967 -- was full-time summer photographer for the Boston Globe while still in college. Between four and eight assignments a day. We did all our own processing and printing. A glorious, hard-working three months with a cast of welcoming characters in the Globe's photography department.
First stint after Navy service ( Released 1971) was almost all Boston: photojournalism, advertising, corporate, and commercial work on location. In 1984 I built a studio which opened up new client and image creation options. 1990 brought my studio broader marketing communications projects that including writing and design responsibilities.
Consulting to digital photography companies followed: digital was trying to supplant analog film capture. Companies needed to better understand shifting futures and customers very foreign to their marketing and branding. How to navigate a fast-changing digital photography market? I spoke at Seybold and other industry venues, sized new markets, and wrote case studies to illustrate market shifts.
Interesting Marketing Communications and Business Development positions came my way in software supply-chain services, digital asset management, and short-run database-driven printing startups in the later 90's.
In a sharp turn off this track, I dove into public school teaching in 2000 while earning a Master of Education degree at Cambridge College. We moved to Hawaii's Big Island in 2004 where I taught several different class levels in my small rural town’s public elementary school.
I reentered professional photography in 2010, especially known for well-composed interiors and impactful exteriors of high-end vacation rentals for management companies.
Since moving to Seattle in early 2017 my work has been personal only. Here we are in wonderful Seattle, across busy Eliot Bay harbor from a downtown cityscape. Puget Sound views and vistas of the Salish Sea a step away from the house. Night walks with Jack, our dog, through our surrounding streets were full of the little views seen here on the site as "One Dog Night".
Satisfying exercise for me, Jack, and my eye.