I’m an award-winning landscape photographer and retired chief techie from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
My background is not In art but rooted in technology. I was fascinated by computers and their promise as far back as high school.
My one foray into art was photography, where I learned what the teacher called the three C’s – Composition, Contrast, and Color. I worked in the school’s photo lab, developing Tri-X and printing black and white. While I loved the comingling of art and science, I found my patience was not up to following ’70s era photography as a career.
So I spent my time in software development, starting as an early AI programmer automating factories, then moving to internet-related technology as soon as that came into being. As my career developed, I became a technology leader and Chief Technical Officer (CTO). I loved working with tech startups and early-adopter clients to find the right technologies for their emerging businesses. I nerded out on researching the available solutions, how robust they were, and how well they solved existing problems.
However, there were times in my life when I was so bound up in all the bits of technology that I often dreamt that I was trapped in a giant database. (In fact, one of my oldest kid’s first sentences was, “But Daddy, the database?”)
A Return to Photography
In times like these, I returned to photography to find some mental zen and contemplate on the real world – knowing that I was just an observer of what was real and not designed. With the advent of digital photography and a solution to my impatience for seeing my images, I found myself jumping back in with both feet.
Eventually, I began training at The Arcanum, a photography school that included the best teachers and mentors in the modern digital photography space. That experience led me to a much better understanding of the perspective of creating art and the tools that support it.
Where we will go
I’m partially retired now and love to get out into nature and create art. But I know that many fellow artists are as technology shy as I am at writing avoidance. So I look to take my whole skill set and apply it to help guide you effortlessly through the modern tech-related realm of digital art.
So kick back and relax. We’ll take this ride together and have a great time exploring photography and the technology that relates to it.
In other words –
Grab Your Camera, and let’s explore the intersection of Photography and Technology.