I have been taking pictures for over 30 years. I first began working professionally in the early 1970s, in South Florida, on feature, commercial, documentary and industrial films. My primary experience was as a cameraperson and editor but I always had a still camera at my side.
My first job was working for the legendary Stanley Colbert at Mini Films (later known as Co-Productions). Stan exposed me to a world of art that I hadn’t known before. At the beginning of his career Stan had been a literary agent and was Jack Kerouac’s agent for “On the Road.” Later he was the executive in charge of production for Ivan Tors Studios in Miami, where he produced Flipper, Gentle Ben, and many other shows, before starting Mini Films. After Mini Films/Co-Productions he returned to Canada to become an executive producer at CBC and in the late 1980’s he became president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers of Canada. Another interesting fact is that Eric Clapton’s “461 Ocean Boulevard” was named for Stan’s beach house in Hollywood, Florida!
In the mid 1970s I went to work for the Filmmakers Group in Fort Lauderdale and also worked freelance elsewhere in the south Florida area. During that time I had the good fortune to be able to work with some top film editors in the industry such as Fima Noveck, Michael Luciano and most closely with Angelo Ross. In 1981 I moved to Boston, where I worked for several years as a video editor at Cinemagraphics/Video One and then at WGBH.
While in Boston I discovered POTTERY and left filmmaking to become a studio artist for the next twenty years. During that period I studied ceramics at the Radcliffe Pottery Studio in Somerville, MA, and traveled extensively throughout Asia studying ceramics in China, Korea, Japan and Thailand. I was an artist-in-residence in Calhoun College at Yale University and director of the ceramics program at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1993 I established my pottery studio in Charlotte, Vermont. I have served on the board of directors for the Vermont Crafts Council, The Ferrisburgh Artisan’s Guild and the Shelburne Art Center.