The goal is to do work strong enough to speak for itself but the opinions of others can have special meaning. Here are my top three areas of career highlights so far.
~THREE FIRST PLACE WINS IN CATEGORY IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS, INCLUDING THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD.
~FIRST LIVING PHOTOGRAPHER TO BE SHOWN IN THE "MASTERS ROOM" OF THE OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY OWNED FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COUNTRY.
~AND MOST SPECIAL, THE TIMES PEOPLE HAVE BECOME EMOTIONAL WHEN THEY HAVE FIRST SEEN MY FULL SCALE EXHIBITION PRINTS. I WASN'T QUITE PREPARED THE FIRST TIME THAT HAPPENED...
The rest of the more public moments are listed below.
November, 2010. A featured artist for the three day Stormy Weather Weekend in wonderful Cannon Beach, Oregon, with my flagship gallery, the Bronze Coast Gallery.
May, 2009. One of my best shows ever with the Bronze Coast Gallery.
October, 2008. One of my images was juried into a show put on by the growing Center for Fine Art Photography by George Lepp, one of the most productive talents in photography today.
September, 2008. FIRST PLACE winner in category in the largest photography competition in the world, the International Photo Awards. They had nearly 23,000 entries from 124 countries. A 30" print of my winning image was included in the "Best of Show" exhibit, part of the kickoff for the annual Lucie Awards in New York. That exhibit will be touring internationally through 2009.
May, 2008. At my favorite one-man show of the year at the Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon, we set an attendance record with my public unveiling of my new and different image "Contemplation". The image represented my first very sharp six foot long super glossy Lightjet print.
November, 2007. My image was used as the cover for the well
done LORE magazine. See the cover here.
September, 2007. Hal Gould, the venerable "Patriarch of Fine Art Photography" breaks his own rule and hangs my latest in the "Masters Room". As the first living photographer to do so, I am absolutely blown away.
August, 2007. Won THIRD PLACE in my category in the International Photo Award competition (the largest in the world) along with six Honorable Mentions. The image was later published in their annual book of winners.
July, 2007. Won FIRST PLACE in category in the international Px3 competition out of Paris, France. The winning entry was later published in their annual book.
July, 2007. As my SECOND PLACE entry in the May show at the
Center for Fine Art Photography was later named "Director's Choice" it was published full page in the July/August 07 issue of Camera Arts Magazine.
June, 2007. My image "Magic Bird" was juried into the Denver International Airport Photography Show by Tim Anderson, Editor of Camera Arts Magazine, from a national call-for- entry.
May, 2007. My image "Misplaced Magic" is juried into the Center for Fine Art Photography's show titled "The Art of Digital Printing".
August, 2006. It was certainly a special moment to win FIRST and SECOND places in my category from the world wide group brought together by the International Photographers Association. The images were later published in their annual book.
May, 2006. I don't normally list my one-man and group shows but being a featured artist as part of the Spring Unvieling weekend with the Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach in Oregon is always a high point.
April, 2005. I had a completion of a career dream when I had a one-man show with the venerable Hal Gould and the long standing Camera Obscura Gallery. Hal's contributions to fine art photography are a book in their own right.
September, 2004. I am featured in Wildlife Art magazine, a pleasant surprise for me as nothing that I shoot moves.
August, 2004. There was another blurb featured in Shutterbug magazine, my second for that publication.
November, 2002. my article, The Trials of Precision Studio Work; the Butterfly and Moth Series, was published in the November/ December issue of View Camera. This is an example of one of
the paired page layouts.
March, 2002. Several of my images were chosen from an international field of submission for the Graphis Flora coffee table book, showcasing the best in floral photography.
August, 2001. From an international field of over 10,000 photographers, mostly professional, I was one of 24 chosen for a two page series for the prestigious Communication Arts Photo-graphy Annual. I'd show the cover here but it was pretty bad considering how great the content was.
May, 2001. A feature article on my work was published in the May/June issue of View Camera complete with the pleasure being featured on the cover. It was a thrill as it was my first real publicity via the article though I had no idea that the cover was coming too.
I don't believe in the common practice where artists pad their resumes with endless little things done in places of which you've never heard that you won't read about anyway. So,with out boring you with all of those listings (some of which I know I have forgotten) I promise I have have had numerous other one man and shared gallery shows and I could make this list much longer. Plus, my work really is now hanging on four continents (I'm going for Mars next) and has been included in numerous corporate collections, such a Visa, JD Edwards, Storage Tek, Cisco, Exempla, etc. and has been used by clients such as Bausch & Lomb for advertising.