Well, let’s see…. I was born a poor white child in an apple orchard. hummm, that was perhaps a little dramatic and maybe a bit of an exaggeration. Ok, so I wasn’t actually born IN an orchard but I did grow up next to one in a really really small town in Michigan. Let’s just skip a whole lot of boring years and get to the photography stuff, what do you think? I agree… Ok, so in high school I bought my first camera- a Minolta 101, if I remember correctly, and these two shots were on my first or second roll of film. From the beginning I was caught up in the experimenting, or the interest in taking something that is ordinary and trying to make it into something that would stand out. Fast forward to my career as an advertising photographer, the same experimenting and fascination still drives me in my personal projects. Of course working for others is really about interpreting their vision but that is a great venture as well. I hope you like these images, I purposely selected ones I liked throughout the years that had a variety of styles. Some of those images are from the film days, which I actually still like, many of those images had no retouching work at all. These days we have different tools and so the experimenting process continues.
Through out the years I was privileged to meet some great people, go to some cool places, and do some rewarding work. I got to work for some awesome clients such as Boeing, Chateau Ste Michelle, Henry Weinhard’s, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Lopi Wood Stoves, Microsoft Hardware/Software/& 3d, Milgard Windows, Safeco Insurance and Smirnoff.
I feel super blessed and grateful to all the people that have hired me and put their trust in me and to those around me that did the heavy lifting. Also the last but not at all the least, to my King Jesus whom I owe everything including letting me be born in that small town and growing up next to that apple orchard.
Thanks for your time!, it is the most valuable commodity we have, once it is spent there is no getting it back. And I appreciate yours!