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Specializing in editorial, event, and photojournalistic photography


Description: With Fabienne Claude, South Beach, Miami, 2009

With event organizer Fabienne Claude, Maxine Lounge, Catalina Hotel, South Beach, 2009





PROFESSIONAL MISSION: To provide photographic and design images to businesses and individuals in need of artistic direction to accomplish their goals.



Photos published in Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Media, Business 2.0, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Traverse City Record Eagle, KnightRidder/Tribune News Service, Ottaway News Service, American Salon, Modern Salon, Salon News, Salon Today, Beecham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, Cherry Drinks Guide Book, ASMP Michigan Report, Woman's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Neighborhood America, Traverse the Magazine, Northern Home, Country Lines Magazine, Northern Express, Northern Michigan Wedding Guide, others.



Professional freelance photographer, 1988 present.


South Florida–based photographer, 2006 – present.

Solar Designer / Installer Certification, NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners), Atlantic Technical Center, Coconut Creek, Florida, 2012.

Photo contributor for Fab-C Productions for events in Miami, Miami Beach and Sunny Isles, Florida.

Given Service Champion Award, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, 2009.

Worked coldest Orange Bowl game on record, January 5th, 2010, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14.  Kickoff temperature: 36°F.  Final temperature: 27° F.

Worked Super Bowl XLIV, February 7, 2010.

Accepted into the American Society of Media/Magazine Photographers, 1999.

OSHA-10 Certification for Solar/Construction contractors, 2013.

OSHA-10 Certification. 2011.

BLS/AED Certification for health care professionals, American Red Cross, 2012.

Editor's Choice Award for photography, "Best Philanthropic Endeavor," Salon Today magazine, December, 2003.

Editor's Choice Award for photography, Modern Salon Magazine, 2002.

General Member in good standing, American Society of Media Photographers, 1999 – 2004.

General Member in good standing, American Society of Media Photographers-Michigan, 1999 – 2004.

Produced photo shoot for Salone de Capelli, conducted within the grounds of the former Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, working as sole photographer and editor, Traverse City, Michigan, July, 2009.

Contributing Youth Football Photographer, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County Leagues, South Florida, 2008 Season.

Architectural/Exterior Photography Contributor, McCaffrey Properties, LLC, South Florida (pre-dominantly Broward County), 2007.

Architectural/Interior Photographer, Web/Print Designer, MD Construction, 2000 – 2005.


Northern Michigan staff/freelance photographer, 1992 – 1994, 1996 – 2005.


Staff Photographer, Art Institute of Chicago, 1994 1997.

HTML technician, Spiegel Corporation, Chicago, 1997.

Contributing photojournalist, Traverse City Record Eagle, 1992 – 2002.

Northern Michigan staff/freelance photographer, 1996 – 2005.

Photo-, Graphic-, and Web-Design Contributor, Epiphany Salon, Traverse City, Michigan, 1998 – 2001.

Contributing Photographer, Imprès Salon, Traverse City, Michigan, 1997 – 2002.

Contributing Photographer, Web- and Graphic Designer, MD Construction, Leelanau-, Emmet-, Grand Traverse- and Benzie Counties, Northern Michigan, 2000 – 2005.

Best of Northern Michigan Award, voted by the readers of the Northern Express Magazine, 2000.

Published as a contributing bartender, Cherry Drinks Guide Book, Village Press, 2005.

Completed BLS/AED Certification for health care professionals, American Red Cross, 2010.

Attended Go-Solar  conference, Broward County Department of Pollution Prevention, Remediation, and Air Quality, Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January, 2013.

Attended Focus on Photography, Aveda/Frederick’s Institute, Cincinnati Ohio, August, 1999.

Attended ASMP–Michigan, Pricing Practices in Professional Photography, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April, 1999.

Attended ASMP–Michigan, Choosing a Business Entity, Troy, Michigan, March, 2000.

Attended ASMP–Michigan, Copyright Law in Photo and Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April, 2001.

Attended ASMP–Michigan, Digital and Instant Capture Capability in Modern Media, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May, 2002.

Attended ASMP–Michigan, Pricing Strategies for Professional Photographers, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September, 2004.

Staff Photographer, The Link, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 1990 – 1992.

Darkroom Technician, Cedar Run Eye Center, 1992 – 1994.

Assistant, Arthur Bell Photography, Chicago, 1994 – 1997.

Lead Darkroom Chemist/Technician, Digital Imaging Professional, Traverse Custom Color Lab, 1997 – 2000.

Graphic Designer, Par Packaging, Inc., Chicago, 1994 – 1995.

Graphic Designer, Spiegel Corporation, Downer’s Grove, Illinois, 1994 – 1995.

Photo Editor, White Pine Press, 1989 – 1991.

Traverse Area Arts Council Juried Exhibition, Works on Paper, 1994.

Represented by Photo Art Gallery, Northport, Michigan, 1997.

Honorable Mention, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Juried BFA show/fellowship exhibition, 1996.

Traverse City, Michigan Area Wedding Photographer, 1993 – 2005.

Chicago Area Wedding Photographer, 1994 – 1997.

Former member of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Percussionist, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, 1989 – 1990.

Northern Michigan Studio– and Touring Musician, 1986 – 2004.

Percussionist, Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps, Toronto, Ontario Canada, 1987 – 1989.

Laborer, MD Construction, 2000 – 2004; carpentry, electrical, roofing, plumbing, demolition.

Research Assistant under Dr. William C. Scharf, Biology Department, Northwestern Michigan College, research based in islands of the Northern Lake Michigan Archipelago, off of Traverse City and Charlevoix, Michigan, 1986 – 1988.

Florida Responsible Vendor Certification, received 2008.

Florida Safe Food Handling Certification, received 2008.

Center Plate, Incorporated, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.

Boston Culinary Group, Incorporated, Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996; studied Photography, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, and Art History.

Studied Journalism, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 1990 – 1992.

Associate Degree of Liberal Arts, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, 1989.

Certificate, Solar PV Designer / Installer, Atlantic Technical Center, Coconut Creek, Florida, 2012.

BLS/AED Certification with Advanced First Aid endorsement, American Red Cross, 2010.

Solar PV Installation Certification, Atlantic Technical Center, Coconut Creek, Florida, 2012.

OSHA-10 Solar/Construction Certification, 2013.

OSHA-10 Certification, 2011.



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