Star Kist Foods:
> Location lifestyle and studio product photography

The Walt Disney Company:
> 875 portraits of artists, staff and executives from: Pocahontas
> 923 portraits of artists, staff and executives from: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
> 123 portraits made of selected artists and production executives from: Hercules
> Large group portrait specialist for Disney Toons Studios
> Special portraits made for two editions of Disney’s Art of Animation
> Children’s portraiture for the Disney Store catalogue
> Large group portrait specialist for Disney Animation and Pixar studios

Southland Title/Land America:
> Business professional portraits for marketing

ABC Television:
> Large group portraiture for print distribution to employees

> Lifestyle photographs of families, kids and preteens for catalog use

Warner Brothers Studio:
> Large group portrait specialist for feature animation division

Cinema Secrets:
> Costume and makeup catalogs

SG&A Campaigns:
> Location portraits and lifestyle photography of persons running for political offices as well as incumbents seeking re-election

Freeman & Mills:
> Business professional portraits for marketing

IBEAR MBA – USC Marshall School of Business:
> Business professional portraits for MBA candidates

The Huntington Library:
> Construction documentation. I photograph and produce time lapse videos

Shimizu America Corporation:
> Architectural photography for marketing purposes


Phase One. Los Angeles County Office of Education. Creative Memories. Focal Press. Brooks Institute. Adobe.
Wacom. Marriott Hotels & Resorts. Datacolor.


PP of A: “Bone Daddy Adapts”
California Chiropractic Association: “Bone Daddy”. These were articles written about my work.
“Build A Better Photograph, A Disciplined Approach To Creativity” was released in late 2009 by Rocky Nook, Inc.

Disney Press principal photographer on these book projects:
The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The Art of Bambi.
The Art of Animation from Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast. Disney’s Aladdin, The Making of an Animated Film.
The Art of The Lion King. The Art of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Animation Magic. The Art of Hercules. The Art of Animation from Mickey Mouse to Hercules. The Art of Mulan. The Tarzan Chronicles. Disney’s Winnie The Pooh. FANTASIA/2000, Visions of Hope. Dinosaur.

Demons & Merveilles: Pinocchio. Mickey Mouse. Snow White.
Taschen: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse/The Ultimate Story

CATALOGS (I was the principal photographer on these catalog projects)

Sotheby’s: I was commissioned to photograph “The Art of Disney” catalogues four consecutive years
Disney Consumer Products: Disney Standard Character Guidebook. This was a thirteen month shooting assignment.
Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures: 50 Years of Sid & Marty Krofft
Applause Inc.: Various product and fashion catalogues
Cinema Secrets: Various product and fashion catalogues


ACCD Alumni Association Board of Directors
Advisory Council, LA Community College District
Advertising Photographers of America
Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Charter Docent
Burbank Community Disaster Volunteer
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
California Teachers Association
Advisory Board, John Burroughs High School
LA County Office of Education Advisory Board
Advisory Board, San Marino High School
Wacom Professional Artists Program
Canon Professional Service
Sequoyah School Audit Committee
Pasadena Citizen Police Academy Volunteer
CERT Leadership Team founding member for the Pasadena Fire Department


Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Photography and design classes
Art Center College of Design. Developed and presented a professional business practices class for artists
Burbank Unified School District. ROP. Evening Photoshop classes for high school and adults
Glendale Community College. Photoshop, Lighroom, color management and digital printing classes
Brooks Institute. Ventura, CA. Intro to digital imaging, lighting theory, manual flash techniques, Photoshop, inkjet printing & pre-press Photoshop classes for the entertainment industry
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Photoshop and digital imaging classes for the Graphic Design Department
Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom tutor at
Photography and Photoshop instructor at
Photoshop instruction at the Los Angeles Center for Photography
Lightroom instruction for the Los Angeles Center for Photography


BFA: Art Center College of Design


The California Community Colleges Credential in Art and Photography
Adult/Vocational Education Professional Preparation
Health Education for Educators, Level 1. UC San Diego


NAPP’s Photoshopworld Expo and Conferences
Brooks Institute: Professional development workshops
LACOE: Professional development workshops
FIDM: Professional development workshops


Society for Technical Communication
CTA Regional Competition
NAPP Photoshop Guru Award
International Photography Awards

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