I am a visual storyteller. My career has been diversified, challenging, and above all, FUN! Over the years, I have accomplished editorial and advertising photography assignments (with a specialty in food), shot and directed corporate video productions, served as a military photojournalist and public affairs chief (both stateside and overseas), and mentored hundreds of emerging professional photographers.
Currently, I am an associate professor of photo media at Idaho State University in the Inter-Mountain West region of the US. I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate photo-media classes, including photo communication, advanced photo media, the history of photography, and visual culture image research methods. Research interests include photo history, personal and social identity through photo-media, visual semiotics, and cultural-technological influences of photo-media.
As a multiple ADDY Award winner, my freelance work takes me on location or keeps me in the studio. My client roster includes names you may recognize: Tyson Foods, Land O’ Lakes, Bass Pro Shops, Copper Mountain Resort, and The Swiss Colony, to mention a few. My work has been published in magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal, TV Guide, and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, among others. I have worked in broadcast and TV operations for a local PBS station, which included producing several on-air promo pieces. My first monograph, Incongruity: Found American Cultural Objects,was released in 2007 and my second, Journey Through the Vineyard: A Photographic Year at Baltimore Bend, was released in 2010. Currently, work is underway for my third monograph about my recent journey to Istanbul, Turkey.
My award-winning fine art photography has been has been published and exhibited nationally in juried publications, web-galleries, and on-site galleries on both coasts and places in between. I have spoken and presented at international conferences on visual research and photo history at venues spanning the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
The Daguerreian Society (DagS)
Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
Western Historical Association (WHA)