My first job was sweeping the parking lot of a grocery store in Boise, ID. This job taught me a lot, but first and foremost was the proper use of an alarm clock. I had to sweep when it was empty, meaning I had to be hard at work as early as 6 a.m. The second job I had was washing dishes at, coincidently, a restaurant that shared that same parking lot. The tasks were different, but the lessons were the same: show up on time, work your ass off, and never miss a deadline.
I’ve had many jobs since then, but none as fun and interesting as being a photographer for a newspaper. Working for newspapers taught me many things. First, you can’t be good at just one thing; you need to be good at everything. Could I shoot portraits, sports, weddings, or video? Check, check, check, and check. And when I hadn’t done it before, I would quickly learn.
Over the last 25 years, my portraits have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Business Week, Marie Claire, and Arthritis Today. Sports Photography? Yes, I’ve shot a few games. My sports photography has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Bicycling Magazine, Velonews, and world-wide via the Associated Press.
Just as important as what I have photographed is how I’ve done it. Indoors and out, in action and posed, small details and huge vistas. I’ve photographed Fortune 500 CEO’s from Micron Technology, HP, and politicians, local mayors, and world leaders. I’m adept at handling a wide range of people in all kinds of environments.
The same work ethic that guided me in the parking lot before the sun came up still guide me behind the camera today. I still show up, work my ass off, and never miss a deadline.
Have a look through the site, and let me know what you think.
- Hewlett-Packard Inc.
- Micron Technology Inc.
- New York Times
- Bicycling Magazine
- USA Today
- Rolling Stone
- Marie Claire
- Sports Illustrated
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- The Idaho Lottery