"You do not take pictures, you are taken by pictures." --ERNST HAAS



Profile
I was born and raised in Florence, Alabama: The birthplace of W.C. Handy (Father of the Blues) and adjacent to the famous Muscle Shoals Music Hit Recording Capital of the world. I started photographing at age seventeen in 1979 and never looked back. I have over thirty-seven years of experience photographing everything from fine art, commercial, industrial, advertising, editorial, lifestyle, photojournalism, architectural, interiors, music, weddings, school photography, portraits/ school, seniors, corporate and yes, even babies. I do love babies.

Experience
Photojournalist (Stringer), TIMESDAILY; Florence, Alabama-March 2019 to the Present.
Photo Editor, NO’ALA Studios; Florence, Alabama-February 2012 to June 2016.
Responsibilities included: Photographing a variety of assignments within tight deadlines, editing, retouching, archiving, and production of photo ideas to finished, published stories, on location and in studio.
Freelancing since graduation; Florence, Alabama-May 1980 to February 2012.
Assignments for variety of clients from public relations to commercial to photojournalism.

Education
University of North Alabama; Florence, Alabama 35632. Graduated with Bachelor of Science
Degree in commercial photography, May 1984. August 1981 to May 1984, worked as
photographer for Department of Publications and information services. Duties included photo assignments for several university publications including the Diorama (yearbook), The Flor-Ala (newspaper), the Alumni News, and various newsletters, brochures, and programs, Completed work for Information Services for general release photos and slide presentations.

Skills
Proficient at Photoshop CS6 & Cloud, Macintosh Computer Formats, Archiving Images, Film and Digital Camera Formats ( 35mm, Dx, Fx, Medium Format Film, Large Format Film, Medium Format Digital), Epson Large Format Printers, Traditional Darkroom Processing and Printing, Lighting (location and in studio).

Awards
International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention, 2004.
Tennessee Valley Art Center Competition: Second Place Black and White honors, 1984;
Originality Award, 1983.
Decatur Black and White Photography Exhibit: First Place Award, 1984.
Society for Collegiate Journalists National Competition: Honorable Mention, Feature Photography, 1984.

Featured Work
Rolling Stone Magazine Online (international music magazine) * August 2018.
Americana Music Triangle (juried exhibition of photographs; New Orleans, LA) * April-May, 2016.
Alabama Magazine (statewide magazine) * November/ December, 2016.
Mefford Jewelers (exhibiting photographs of Muscle Shoals area) November 2014-2017.
NO’ALA Magazine (regional lifestyle magazine) * February 2012-Present.
Huntsville Magazine (regional lifestyle magazine) * April 2012-Present.
Franklin Art Show (exhibited collection of fine art photographs-Franklin, TN) * May 2011.
Rosenbaum House (book of photos of house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) * 2006.
Audio Visual Interiors (national magazine-New York City, NY-photo story) *January, 2004.
No Depression (international music magazine) * July-August, 2003.
BobVila.com (photos for website and brochures) * 2001-2002.
Bliss Magazine (regional magazine-cover photos and feature articles) * January. 2001-2007.
BellSouth Telephone Book (cover photos) * 2001, 1999.
Entrepreneur Magazine * February, 2000.
Louisiana, The Restaurant (exhibited collection of photographs) * May, 1997 to May, 2001.
Decorating (Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication) * December, 1994.
River Views (regional magazine-cover photo) * July, 1994.
Weekly Reader (national educational publication-cover photo) * April, 1994.
Alabama Literary Review (collaborative poems and photos) * Winter, 1992-93, and Spring, 1993.
Alabama Wet Land Exhibition (collective series) * August 1993.
Crappie (fishing magazine) * Spring, 1993.
The Cape Rock (collaborative poems and photos) * Spring, 1993.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (book of days) * Spring, 1993.
Alabama Magazine (cover story) * November, 1992 and (photo story) * September, 1992.
Catholic Digest (feature article) * May, 1992.
Broadway Frame and Gallery (exhibited collection of fine art photographs) * December, 1991.
Shoals Magazine (regional magazine; multiple cover photos and feature articles) * 1991.
Tennessee Valley Authority (exhibited collection of fine art photographs) * November, 1989.
Foto Expression (photos marketed through stock agency, Toronto, Canada).
Studio 124 (exhibited collection of fine art photographs) * April, 1989.
American Photographer * January, 1988.
Journal of Family Practice (national medical publication-cover photos) * April, 1987, * March,
1987, * November, 1986.
Journal of the National Medical Association (national medical publication-cover photo) *
January, 1986.
Boston Globe (newspaper-feature story) * December, 1984.
ArtLine (regional magazine-Birmingham, Alabama-photo story) * 1984.