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 the ’70s era photography as a career.
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 and could not find an escape. (In fact, one of my 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 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 modern digital photography. That experience gave me a better understanding of the perspective of creating art and the tools supporting it.
Where we will go
I’m partially retired now and love exploring nature and creating art. But I know 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.