2000 - present
Black Cat Studio - Novato, CA.
clientele?... primarily artists who need their work documented, and
need other various support services.
responsibilties: Scanning, prepping & color balancing files for 'artists
edition' output on Epson printers, from 9500 - 9900 models. Working
w/ large files (up to a gigabyte) w/ many adjustment layers.
Also, dealing with clients throughout the process - after 35 years
in Graphics and Photography, my 'client/personal relations skills' are
Myriad other tasks include - retouching and image manipulation of
whatever sort is requested, dealing with the production logistics
of all the printers, and 15+ artists' edition jobs. Familiar w/ MAC
OSX , a variety of scanners, & 'Retrospect' back-up.
Also familiar w/ Dreamweaver & FTP transfer.
Web Graphics, Site design,
Digital Illustration, & Multi-Media Development
BreakThrough Software, PhotoLinks, Atchison.Net, Meta Records, Wadsworth Publishing, & Mindforge, Inc., A multi-media development
company, Greensboro, N.C.
Art Photography - B&W Photomontage
B&W Photomontage printing
In a simple traditional darkroom,
I produce B&W photo-montage prints, up to 16x20"......
projects have covered a wide range of circumstances and resources:
from a thumbnail/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, Music & Computers,
SF Focus, San Jose Merc. News 'West' magazine, Washingtonian, Regardies',
and Kiplinger's magazines; SF Bay Guardian, MacMillan/McGraw Hill-NYC.,
and The Heritage Foundation.
I don't do assignment work anymore. I leave a portfolio of it on the site,
cause it still looks great, and totally smokes what anyone else was doing in a darkroom 'pre-photoshop'.
I had a close encounter with 'the grim reaper' a few years ago,
and at 61, with whatever time I have left on this earth, I want to do what's below:
the same techniques, I've produced a portfolio of over a 200 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.
with beer- (Carling Breweries), Food-(McCormick/Schilling ), Hotels,
Industrial products, Jewelry, Publications (The Washington Post was
an EPB 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 on
time .....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.