Daily newspaper journalism shaped my world view, taught me how to interact and respect other persons ideas, beliefs or ways all while creating meaningful photo reportage on deadlines. Since my first internship at the age of 18 through my years as a staff photographer and picture editor (The Arizona Daily Star & The Dallas Times Herald) a common thread was interwoven, adding to my interest in society, documenting the world around me and allowing me to travel to tell stories.
Interests in a wide range of issues helped me to research, propose and go do stories in my home towns, around the country and across the globe. From pensioners in danger of loosing their homes, spending late evenings with what was then a new type of policing in the early 1980s (DUI enforcement) or picking up from a press conference an idea which allowed me to work in the former Soviet Union in the late 1980's prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain all contributed to what I still believe was one of the best professions to be in.
Over time my work was honored with awards from press associations, peer reviewed competitions and journalism distinction. From winning the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) top sports photograph nationally at 22 years old to multiple nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in Photography (staff and individual) created other avenues away from daily journalism which steered my career to magazine and other genre of photography.
The collection is culled from both newspaper and magazine news & feature assignments and long-term projects from the 1970s to 1990s.
Skydiving, Wisconsin, USA. 1977.
Late night accident, Arizona, USA. 1982.
Cop at donut shop, DUI stop and arrest, Arizona, USA, 1980,
Patient and daughter, Arizona. USA. 1980s.
Hopeless, facing eviction from his squatter hotel room, Arizona, USA. 1980s.
Little change over decades, anti- Israel protest by Muslim believers, Arizona,USA.1980s.
Teens rescued from canal, Arizona, USA,1980s.
Drive in 7-11. Dallas, Texas, USA. 1985.
Tornado aftermath, Balch Springs, Texas, USA. 1986.
Convenience store robber seconds from taking his own life after confrontation with police. Arlington, Texas, USA. 1985.
Drug bust, Dallas, Texas, USA. 1985.
Overcome with grief after her teen daughter was killed in drive-by shooting. Dallas, Texas, USA. 1985.
Destruction from earthquake,Mexico City, Mexico. 1986.
Funerals for those killed as result of earthquake, Mexico City, Mexico, 1986.
Jesus, Madonna and Rambo, shop keeper during civil wars in Honduras.1987.
United Nations refugee camp, Nicaragua, 1987.
Political unrest, Anti- Soviet protest, Tallin, Estonia.1989.
Flight deck operations, USS. George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean. 1995.
Folk artist, "The Texas Kid". Dallas, Texas, USA. 1986.
Crash damage, high school softball, Arizona, USA, 1981.
Birthday surprise for minor league manager's birthday. Arizona, USA. 1981.
Matadors prepare for bullfight, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.1980.
Troée d'Arenberg, Trench of Arenberg. Paris- Roubaix cycling race. Arenberg, France. 2001.
NFL football playoff game. Oakland, California, USA, 2001.
President George H.W. Bush throwing out first pitch of season, Arlington, Texas, USA. 1991.
Upper class hats, Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.1993.
Working class hats, Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.1993.
Kiss, burn center, Arizona, USA.1980.
Trauma center physicians, Arizona, USA. 2007.
Natasha project. A year and a half project documenting a single mother and her five year old daughter, deformed at birth. This Russian family was brought to the USA for facial-cranial surgeries which resulted in an absolute change for both parent and offspring.
Principal photography in Dallas, Texas, USA, Leningrad & Kuur, Russia (Soviet Union).
Portrait of Natasha upon arrival in USA.
Single mother and daughter, pre-operation, Dallas, Texas, USA. 1989.
Two teams of surgeons and a ten-hour marathon operation.
Svetlana upon seeing her daughter in post-op for the first time.
In the classroom her mother taught, Kuur, Russia. 1989.
Pouting during playtime on Soviet tank.
Six-months past surgeries.
Replicating the famous Michelangelo "Pietà", stretching exercises at home in Russia,
Natasha project . A year and a half project documenting a single mother and her five year old daughter, deformed at birth. This Russian family was brought to the USA for facial-cranial surgeries which resulted in an absolute change for both parent and offspring. Principal photogr...