'On the roof, and dreaming...'
(A self-portrait/montage, 1997)
1975, I've always had a darkroom...
(or a high 'darkroom convertibility quotient'!) wherever I have lived.
doing montage work since the early 80's -
No matter what else goes on in my life, I manage to keep up
with doing something 'darkroom'....come hell or high water.
And there's been a lot of both of those.
2000 - present
Black Cat Studio, San Rafael CA.
clientele?.......primarily artists who need their work documented, and
need other various support services, including 'artist edition' prints of their work.
responsibilties: Scanning, prepping & color balancing files for 'artists
edition' output on Epson 9500, 9800, 7600, & 10600 printers. Working
w/ large files (up to 500MB's) w/ many adjustment layers.
Also.... dealing w/ clients throughout the process. After 25+ years
in Graphics/Photography, my 'client/personal relations skills' are
Myriad other tasks include - retouching and image manipulation of
whatever sort is requested, dealing with the production logistics
of all the printers, and 15+ artists' edition jobs. Familiar w/ MAC
OS9 & 10, AgfaT2500 scanner, Nikon LS2000, Retrospect tape back-up.
Also familiar w/ Dreamweaver, Gifbuilder, Fireworks, & FTP transfer.
Web Graphics, Site design,
Digital Illustration, & Multi-Media Development
BreakThrough Software, PhotoLinks, Atchison.Net, Meta Records, Wadsworth Publishing, & Mindforge, Inc., A multi-media development
company, Greensboro, N.C.
In a simple traditional darkroom,
I produce B&W photo-montage prints, up to 16x20".........
projects have covered a wide range of circumstances and resources:
from a thumb-nail /concept (usually mine...), and all original photography,...
to being given a pile of disparate elements, which must be incorporated
into a preconceived finish,....and all combinations of these extremes.
Clients have included: Guitar Player, Keyboard, Music &Computers,
SF Focus, San Jose Merc. News 'West' magazine, Washingtonian, Regardies',
and Kiplinger's magazines; SF Bay Guardian, MacMillan/McGraw Hill-NYC.,
and The Heritage Foundation.
the same techniques, I've produced a portfolio of over a 200 images
from the raw film I've shot since moving to San Francisco in '92.
This work, and that done while living in Washington D.C., has been
seen in group shows from the Bayfront Gallery, at Fort Mason, SF,
to the Tartt Gallery, in D.C.
Awards, Shows, "recognition of peers"
Freelance, in the Washington D.C. area.
both interiors and exteriors of all kinds, on 4x5, for builders, architects,
ad agencies, and magazines. Assignments led to awards in numerous
competitions; Clients included: Brick Institute of America, Unique
Homes Magazine, Milton Homes, Pulte Home Corp., and others.
Advertising Art Director
Earle Palmer Brown, Bethesda, Md.,
Asst. A.D., W.B. Doner, Balto., Md.
with beer - (Carling Breweries), Food-(McCormick/Schilling ), Hotels,
Industrial products, Jewelry, Publications (The Washington Post was
an E.P.B. client), Retail (I once directed Crown Books CEO Robert Haft
amidst a pile of bestsellers), Real estate, and Financial Institutions.
I did everything from full page newspaper ads to billboards, trade
magazine ads , mailers,& package design for focus groups. Concepted
for, chose,and directed both illustrators, and photographers (including
dealing with models, props, and locations)......
Whatever else it took to get the right mechanical out the door on
...even if it meant I had to write the headline myself.
Paul's School Concord, N.H. - Class of '69
University, Washington, D.C. - 1969-71
Virginia Community College/Alexandria, Va.1973-75
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