Born in Münichen Deutschland and grew up in Michigan, traveled back and forth to Europa throughout the years. I thank my mother for doing her best to give me many experiences and opportunities in life.
Foto • Received
my first camera at the age of 9, a cheap Ansco® point and shoot with
Christmas money, and then built a darkroom and experimented with
photography. By age 12 for my birthday I purchased a used Minolta® 303b
European model in Gräfing with my Mom while there for the summer, (English version was 101b).
I found a hobby I enjoyed and homed my skills throughout the years,
taking photography when it was offered in 8th grade, and again in
College, only to learn as much as possible. These days I work in video
productions, print and advertising as a Freelance Photographer and
Camera Operator, member of the National Press Photographers Association.
Art • My
mother was a talented artist in all forms, fashion drawing,
calligraphy, and design. She inspired me to draw from the time I could
hold a pencil, ripping all the blank pages from my Golden Books to draw
on when I ran out of paper. I treasured my brown lunch bags over the
cool lunch box I had, because they would have an original drawing on it
done by Mom of whatever I wanted, then I would reuse it until it got
the age of 6 I was taking water color classes at a local museum. And
there after signed up for any art class I could, I was alright but it
took much practice to get where I am today. Now I can reproduce some of
the master painters work in water color.
Video • While
plugging away at my degree in Broadcast Electronic Media I became
comfortable editing video and sound, I had worked previously with video
in the analog form, but digital or linear made it possible for a person
to make high end productions with effects on a small budget. I purchased the new
equipment and had it before TV station had converted completely to
linear editing. I have since updated in 2008 to HDTV Cameras 1920 x
1080 wide screen. I also freelance for other production companies, as a
Camera Operator, Director of Photography and Editor in their endeavors, while
working on my projects. I also will hold the hat as Director, Producer in
Music Videos for Independent Musicians, Independent Films,
Documentaries, Instructional and Viral Videos.
Marketing • By
the age of 21 I was pushing Rain Forest Dried Fruit and Recycled Goods.
At 25 I developed a product for retail sales and started taking orders
from Real Goods Trading Co., and was featured in several catalogs,
circulated in the 50 States, Canada and Puerto Rico. In the same year
my company developed a Marketing Campaign for a Federal Credit Unions'
VISA™ Card Department, redesigning their literature and VISA® Card.
Along with Graphic work for the Rails to Trails and other
Organizations, Businesses and Individuals.
Focus • I am a Freelancer that works with Advertising Firms and Individual Clients. These
days I tend to lean towards Video Productions a Cinematographer, Director, Producer and Editor, while using my skills in
Photography for Stock Imagery for use on the web amd print. Art coming when I have
time, and there it waits. Marketing comes with the territory, and
everything else is just another option or experience that I take from
time to time, a way to pass the time while it's on my side.