I worked for over 15 years shooting commercial work for clients ranging from individual clients to fortune 500 companies. Some exciting work, some flat out boring, it seems like i shot a little of everything. I considered myself a tradesman photographer and I shot “FILM” using a 4x5 View Camera and medium format Hasselblads and 35mm Nikons too. I was very good at it but I wasn’t “great”, and I felt like no one really cared who did the work in the end. I was ready to move on.
Fortunately I was thinking ahead, I was always working on the next step, paying attention, keeping my eyes peeled! I like to say “one day the stars aligned” and I stumbled into this new medium merging my photos and digital painting. It combined all of the skills I had been developing all along!
Here’s a few samples from my “bread & butter” days:
These were shot for the USPS “Celebrate the Century” Series (2001):
Commercial Clients included: United States Postal Service, Outside Magazine, American Heart Association, Washington Post Magazine, Nabisco Foods, Planters Peanuts, JC Penney, Runner’s World Magazine, Discovery On-Line, Fila Sportswear, Time-Life Books, Vanity Fair Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Dreamworks Pictures, HBO, LG Electronics, Gateway Computers and America On-Line.