EXPERIENCE:

MFA Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago- 1980

Taught Photography 1973-1990  Univ of VA, Northwestern Univ, Shepherd College, and various workshops

Strobophoto Studio- Commercial and Fine Art studio since 1991

Artwork and Commercial work shown and published Internationally.

 

STATEMENT: 

 I love irony... not exclusively, but I have a particular appreciation for it.  And it underlies a lot of my work.  I must have been influenced by my mother who would laugh at news stories like, “Santa Loses Fingers While Stepping Off Helicopter To Wave At Kids”.  During the 50's my older brother told me all the science fiction and horror movies we were seeing were documentaries.  And my dad, being a doctor, surgeon, and coroner, would bring humor to the dinner table on things like bowel obstructions and suicides.  My whole family was great at extracting humor out of tragedy and that has given me a way of seeing.  For me creating images is all about my daily life, those meaningful pictures I'm able to extract from it, and the personal vision I bring to those visual narratives.

CLIENTS:

National Geographic,  Wired Magazine,   Business 2.0 Magazine,  Jazz Times,   Washington Post Magazine,   Baltimore Magazine,   Little Brown and Co.,   Der Spiegel,   Grove Atlantic Publishing,   Simon and Schuster,   Kaiser Permanente,   Capitol Records,   RIAA,   Warner Bros. Records,   AT&T,   Sprint,   Nickelodeon,   PBS,   The Learning Channel,   Discovery Network,   CBS, Turner Broadcasting, New York Times, Nikon,   Fuji,   Dupont,   T. Rowe Price,   Westinghouse,   Ford Motor Co.,   Microsoft,   Adobe,   Motorola,   University of Maryland,   Loyola Univ., Georgetown Univ.,   Johns Hopkins Magazine,   Maryland Institute College of Art.  And more....

CONTACT:

443-301=8760

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