2000 - present
Digital Imaging Associate
A Marin County, California Photo & Digital studio
studio clientele - primarily artists, who need their work documented,
and need other various graphic support services, including 'artist
edition' prints and other digital work - that's what I've been doing for the past 7 years.
Scanning, prepping & color balancing files for artist
edition output on Epson 9500, 9800, 10600 & 4700 printers.
Working w/ large files (up to 700MB's or more) w/ many (over 20
is not unusual) adjustment layers.
Even though I was primarily a "B&W guy" for many years,
I've become really good at this. It seems most artists are not very
computer savvy, nor are they familiar with the inevitable compromises
that must be made in translating 'art' into a reproduction of the
art. Satisfying them can be a daunting task.
I've found that no matter good the 4x5 of a piece of art is, it never
captures everything, & by the time it gets scanned, even more
gets lost. And then the image file gets hit with a profile on the
way to the printer...!
Somehow, I manage to make just about everyone happy, a vast majority
of the time.
Dealing w/ clients throughout the process - After 25+ years in graphics
& photography, my client/personal relations skills are excellent.
Myriad other tasks include: retouching and image manipulation of
whatever sort is requested, dealing with the production logistics
of all the various printers, and 15+ artists' edition jobs, working in a MAC OSX enviroment.
Program familiarities: Photoshop/CS2,Dreamweaver,'Imageprint'(Colorbyte) RIP, FTP transfer, a bit of Fireworks & Gifbuilder.
I am not, however, the person you want to have trying to troubleshoot O.S. or network problems, or do calibration and other highly technical things - never had any aptitude for that kind of thing, and it's too late to start now.
1997 - present
Web Graphics &
& Multi-Media Development
Miller-Freeman Publications., BreakThrough Software, Photolinks, AtchisonNet,
Meta Records, Wadsworth Publishing, & Mindforge, Inc., a multi-media
development company, Greensboro, N.C.
Currently, I do my own various websites, and those of several longtime
east coast friends - go to the
web portfolio to check 'em out.
A Digital Illustration portfolio is here...
1986 - present
1986 - 1996
In a simple traditional darkroom,
I produced B&W photo-montage prints, up to 16"x20".
projects have covered a wide range of circumstances and resources:
from a thumb-nail /concept (usually mine), and all original photography,
to being given a pile of disparate elements, which must be incorporated
into a preconceived finish, and all combinations of these extremes.
Clients have included: Guitar Player, Keyboard, SF Focus, San Jose
Merc. News 'West' sunday magazine, Washingtonian, Regardies', and
Kiplinger's magazines; SF Bay Guardian, MacMillan/McGraw Hill-NYC.,
and The Heritage Foundation.
the same techniques, I've produced a portfolio of over a 150 images
from the raw film I've shot since moving to San Francisco in '92.
This work, and that done while living in Washington D.C., has been
seen in group shows from the Bayfront Gallery, at Fort Mason,SF, to
the Tartt Gallery, in D.C.
Awards, Shows, "recognition of peers"
Freelance, in the Washington D.C. area.
both interiors and exteriors of all kinds, on 4x5, for builders, architects,
ad agencies, and magazines. Assignments led to awards in numerous
competitions; Clients included: Brick Institute of America, Unique
Homes Magazine, Milton Homes, Pulte Home Corp., and others.
Advertising Art Director
Earle Palmer Brown, Bethesda, Md.,
Asst. A.D., W.B. Doner, Balto., Md.
(and several other ad agencies that no longer exist,
so far as I can tell:
with beer - (Carling Breweries), Food-(McCormick/Schilling), Hotels,
Industrial products, Jewelry, Publications (The Washington Post was
an E.P.B. client), Retail (I once directed Crown Books CEO Robert
Haft amidst a pile of bestsellers), Real estate,and Financial Institutions.
I did everything from full page newspaper ads to billboards, trade
magazine ads, mailers, & package design for focus groups. Concepted
for, chose, and directed both illustrators and photographers (including
dealing with models, props, and locations)...
& whatever else it took to get the right mechanical out the door
even if it meant I had to write the headline myself.
Paul's School, Concord N.H., Class of '69
University, Washington, D.C. - 1969-71
Virginia Community College/ Alexandria , Va.1973-75.