Clients asked me to capture people and places, feelings, power, poetry, joys. I was a working self-employed professional photographer twice, for a total of about 30 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. Started to take on broader marketing communications projects as a small agency. Consulting to digital imaging companies followed: trends and information to help them 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 at firms big and small in 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.
Here we are in wonderful Seattle, across the busy harbor from downtown. Puget Sound and the Salish Sea a step away. I'm a lucky guy.