About

I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles and work nationally.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Archi­tec­ture, interiors, landscape architecture, hospitality, por­traits, and documentary work for editorial and commercial clients.

Click on Photography to see my work; more on Tumblr and Instagram

TEACHING
I originated a business class at Pasadena City College: Professional Practices for Photographers, and now conduct workshops on business for creative entrepreneurs, along with workshops on digital workflow and architectural photography.

Click on Teaching to find out more.

WRITING
Jour­nalism, blogs, copy, segments for a show on HGTV (Homes Across America), and a piece of radio reportage for Marketplace that aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Writing for radio intensified my respect for compression in writing.

Other projects include a feature profile of fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky in Photo Media Magazine.  I also interviewed 32 photographers as oral histories for the ASMP Guide to New Markets in Photography, (3 chapters and 21,000 words), including Spenser Lowell, Andrew Eccles, Grace Chon, Melissa Golden, Ethan Pines, Saverio Truglia, Lynn Goldsmith, Chase Jarvis, Claudia Kunin, and Dan Winters.  I’m currently one of the editors of the ASMP website and Strictly Business blog.

Other features include pieces on a resuscitated Victorian house, the biologist Ken Norris, and children’s services.  Clips available upon request.

AND
My idea in everything I do aims for the sweet spot where craft and design combine without a seam.

I’ve always been fascinated by how things work and people create. Prior to my career as a photographer, writer, and educator, I was a carpenter, contractor, kitchen designer, web designer.

Everything I’ve learned has taught me to value collaboration, giving back, respect of craft, and the pleasure in producing things.

A few obsessions: building design, graphic design, history, music, movies, and trying to understand what’s going on inside the mind of my Wheaten Terrier, Whiskey.

I’m sure he feels the same about me.

FINALLY
Not to be con­tro­ver­sial, however, I am a strong pro­po­nent for the use of the Oxford Comma.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
ASMP – The American Society of Media Photographers (National Board Member 2011-2014, 2016-2019)
AIAP – Association of Independent Architectural Photographers
NPPA – National Press Photographers Association
PEN America
SPE – Society of Photographic Educators

PRO BONO
The Bateson Idea Group
Young Photographers Alliance
Los Angeles Conservancy
Pasadena Playhouse
San Francisco Heritage
Physicians For A National Health Program