With the help of my grandfather, I built a darkroom in the garage during my freshman year in high school. I started with a Beseler 23C and added a Beseler 45MX and a Dichro 45S colorhead. On most nights throughout my high school experience, that’s where you’d find me.
"I am endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and both my personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making."
My Creative Timeline
Built my first Darkroom
Built my first DarkroomMarch 15, 1981
Prop Master, Texas Shakespeare Festival
Prop Master, Texas Shakespeare FestivalMarch 15, 1989
Built a variety of hand and stage props for the 1989 Summer season.
Prop Artisan/Milliner, Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Prop Artisan/Milliner, Alabama Shakespeare FestivalMarch 15, 1990
Started in the props department building furniture and stage props and moved into costumes making/modifying shoes and boots as well as a variety of headpieces and crowns for the 89-90 season.
Practical Special Effects Construction, Wonderworks
Practical Special Effects Construction, WonderworksMarch 15, 1991
I was part of the team that built a variety of NASA and space-related exhibits for a museum installation, including a LEM, a scale model of the shuttle and a full-size shuttle cockpit simulator.
Production Assistant, 525 Post Production
Production Assistant, 525 Post ProductionMarch 15, 1993
Assisted clients and staff in various aspects of audio/video post-production.
Web Designer, Microcity
Web Designer, MicrocityMarch 15, 1996
Responsible for front-end design (Photoshop, Illustrator) and back-end development (html, css) for a variety of local and regional clients.
Director of New Media, CCS Interactive
Director of New Media, CCS InteractiveMarch 15, 1998
Established and led a new media division of a vocational computer school. Designed and developed a variety of web (HTML and Flash) and print content for local and regional clients.
Art Director, Universal Studios
Art Director, Universal StudiosOctober 1, 1999
I developed a variety of projects for all of the major business units, including designing the homepage for universalstudios.com.
Contract Designer, Universal Pictures
Contract Designer, Universal PicturesMarch 15, 2002
After our division closed, I stayed on as a contractor working with Universal Pictures on promotional materials for upcoming films.
Went Freelance as a Designer
Went Freelance as a DesignerMarch 15, 2003
Graphic, web, and rich-media design for a variety of entertainment-based clients.
Photoshop Instructor, Tri-Community Photo
Photoshop Instructor, Tri-Community PhotoMarch 15, 2007
Taught multiple Photoshop classes (beginner, intermediate, advanced) focusing on image editing and compositing.
Launched Faded & Blurred
Launched Faded & BlurredMarch 15, 2009
An online hub for photography that featured reviews, spotlights, tutorials, and monthly photo walks.
Launched Q&A@F&B Podcast
Launched Q&A@F&B PodcastMarch 15, 2009
My first podcast. 15 episodes with photographers.
Launched Process Driven Podcast
Launched Process Driven PodcastMarch 15, 2011
In-depth conversations with makers and creators from a wide range of disciplines including photography, art, film, and literature to talk about what they do and why.
Co-host, On Taking Pictures
Co-host, On Taking PicturesMarch 15, 2012
Co-hosted a weekly photography podcast with Bill Wadman for 325 episodes from 2012-2018.
Co-wrote ChillMarch 15, 2012
Co-wrote, photographed, and produced Chill, a book about ice cream, featuring more than 35 original flavors.
Host, The Craft & Vision Podcast
Host, The Craft & Vision PodcastMarch 15, 2015
Over 12 episodes, I explored process, craft, and creativity with some wonderfully creative people.
Wrote Photography by the Letter
Wrote Photography by the LetterMarch 15, 2017
I wrote, designed, photographed, and self-published Photography by the Letter – a Field Guide for Photographers and Photo Enthusiasts.
Buy a copy.
Producer/Editor, The Beautiful Anarchy Podcast
Producer/Editor, The Beautiful Anarchy PodcastMarch 15, 2019
I produced and edited the first two seasons of David duChemin’s terrific podcast.
Co-Host, Lensflare Podcast
Co-Host, Lensflare PodcastMarch 15, 2019
Along with David duChemin, I co-hosted and edited 13 episodes of Lensflare, the companion to David’s Making the Image series.
Launched In Between Podcast
Launched In Between PodcastMarch 15, 2019
One-on-one discussions that explore and connect broad conversations around a topic to our actual everyday lived experiences.
A Day’s Work Podcast (in production)
A Day’s Work Podcast (in production)March 15, 2021
I’m hosting and producing a podcast based around talking to people about what they bring to and get from the work they do every day.