In the studio -
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I’ve been interested in art all my life (and that’s been a long time!) As a kid, I painted and did pencil and ink drawings. During my Navy days it was it was cartoons and charts and graphs for the ship. In the 70’s and 80’s it was air brush art.
I've been behind a camera since the late 50's, and have shot a wide variety of subjects... architecture, wildlife, scenery, macro and even underwater during my 15 years as a scuba diver.
In 2010 I began working with Omaha’s Goth and alternative culture community, and my work became considerably darker and more theme-based in nature than anything I had shot before. Now, most of my current work is a bit creepy, mysterious and edgy. Being a big fan of the classic horror movies of the 30’s and 40’s, I prefer to set the mood with costumes, lighting and props, rather than gore. I’ve always been a fan of movie poster art, so I frequently incorporate that theme into many of the photos.
I’ve referred to my photos as MY WORK. It’s not. These images are collaborations between myself and a wide variety of clever and creative models and friends who contribute immensely to the look and theme of the images.
A lot of the photos are “green-screen”. This gives me the ability to put the subject in a much more interesting setting. All of the background shots are photos that I’ve taken, and I’ve been fortunate enough to do some extensive traveling over the years. So, if the photo looks like I took the subject to Rome or Egypt for a shoot, I did not! It’s all the magic of green-screen editing!
In Real Life…
I’m not a professional photographer - just a hobbyist. My career was in military and industrial electronics. Six years in the US Navy serving aboard destroyers as a Sonar Technician, followed by thirty five years at the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, as the Electronics Department Manager prior to retiring in 2008.