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For many years I've worked as a documentarian --  a photojournalist and filmmaker trying to tell authentic, engaging stories for editorial, nonprofit and socially responsible corporate clients. 

My clients have ranged from The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel and  Smithsonian to the Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation to AT&T and Microsoft. I am grateful they have hired me to produce honest and compelling stories, not slick highly produced advertising.

In all the work I've done there is consistent credo that has guided me: 

Come with respect and humility, be curious, respond with compassionate, look carefully, be open and available, be vulnerable, don’t judge, be patient, be quiet and calm, listen well, be present, be persistent, be honest, live your commitment, keep your eyes and heart open.

If you have a project you'd like to discuss I'm always available. Areas for particular interest and experience:

Stories, stories, stories. It's all about the story

Economic equality and opportunity issues

Family homelessness Juvenile justice reform

Environmental stewardship and land use, ranching, mining, farming

All things related to oceanography, fisheries  and maritime issues

Blue collar America

The rural diaspora in America

Portraits -- I love making pictures of people that shine

Other stuff under my belt: Author, Fellowships at a couple of universities, teacher at the college level, workshop organizer, nonprofit board leader, lots of awards, traveling exhibitions. Dad. Civic activist. Dog lover. Sailor

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