Background and experience:
I began my photographic career in the mid ‘60’s as a journalistic photographer and by the late ‘60’s I was covering political rallies in Southern California.
In the early ‘70’s I attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles where I studied Commercial Photography.
Shortly after moving to Seattle, Washington, I launched my commercial and Illustrative photography business. During my 25 years in business I had the pleasure of working with Art Directors and Graphic Designers on projects, large and small, for such companies as Boeing Aerospace, where I produced huge displays to represent them in Trade Shows. When Microsoft was yet a young company I helped put them on the map by pioneering a new way to view software, something that can’t be seen, for advertising. I’ve worked on numerous catalog projects for Kenworth trucks, many jewelry companies both manufacturing and retail. When clients like Cole & Weber Advertising and Chiat/Day Advertising needed a photographer who could work with people in advertising situations I was one of the photographers they called in the Seattle area. Large projects, strict budgets, attention to deadlines, technical and organizational skills have been the basis of my business practices over the years. These same skills apply to the art of photography as well.
After retirement I settled in Santa Fe, which I now call home. I’ve enjoyed being an active part of the local community mounting shows throughout the city. With my semi-retired graphic designer wife, Teena Robinson, we have constructed and now operate a multi-purpose studio just two miles north of Santa Fe’s center. We have been instrumental in running Santa Fe’s yearly artists open Santa Fe Studio Tour. We host and teach artists workshops and preside over artists’ critique groups.
I’ve been involved in the arts community by participating on the Board of Directors at Creative Santa Fe, by being an active participant in many local charities and arts organizations. Most importantly, however, I’ve spent much