Over the past 25 years I’ve had the great pleasure of representing and advocating for photographers. This creative business collaboration has yielded high paying, creatively satisfying assignments for photographers and remains my passionate mission.
I host a once a month, free photography community event, PROJECTIONS. Over the past six years more than 400+ photographers from around the world have presented their work with us to a global audience.
Here on the site you can learn about a variety of Services I offer that will help you grow your business.
The crown jewel is my three-hour, one-on-one personal workshop which is guaranteed to inspire you in every way. I call it the Creative Separation Capsule, nationwide over 1,000 photographers have attended.
Our business has been wonderful to me, It’s my calling to give back in every way possible, that’s what PROJECTIONS is all about. If I can be of assistance to you in your development and evolvement please reach out.
Currently I’m a speaker, portfolio reviewer, curator and judge for various trade groups and learning institutions. My affiliations run deep and wide: SVA, New School, Tampa University, SCAD, Epson, PhotoShelter, Pro Photo Daily, AI-AP, Eddie Adams Workshop, ICP, Syracuse University, APA, Palm Springs Photo Festival and ASMP. I’ve judged for the Lucie Awards, Sienna Photo Awards, Webby Awards, and Xposure Global Project. among other competitions.
CREATIVE SEPARATION CAPSULE
This is the crown jewel, my three-hour, one-on-one personal workshop which encapsulates a true overarching business view. It’s guaranteed to enlighten and inspire you.
The photographic landscape has changed drastically is recent years, this one-on-one workshop will help you fit in and succeed.
The Capsule is personal and is tailored made to your needs. Whether its website editing, curating, consulting, learning the estimating & negotiating process, best practices, promotion, portfolio review preparation or contest submissions we’ll together work through a solution.
I’ll help you learn how to reach and captivate your audience, whether it be a photo editor or a direct client. Most importantly we’ll talk about Creative Separation which is about separating yourself from your competition.
Over 1,000 photographers nationwide have attended my Creative Separation offering.
This one-on-one is about you, the business landscape and how to navigate it. The Capsule is designed to educate, motivate and inspire – come with energy! This is where the rubber hits the road, you won’t learn this is school.
Fee: $275 – Three Hours
CONSULTING / COLLABORATING
Its normal for a photographer at any stage of their career to hit a road block, lose perspective, and feel deflated, whether creatively or inspirationally. It’s the real smart shooter who recognizes it and says “I need a tune-up, I need to be inspired” .
Over the years, I’ve been able to partner with photographers and have had wonderfully positive results. The reason for the success is that we collaboratively found ways to move the creative process forward that was emotionally as well functionally achievable.
I always have an indominable thirst for being a facilitator and creative rejuvenator. Using my diverse experience of working with creative folks at ad agencies, galleries and museums has proven to be the perfect breeding ground to ascertain the “light bulb” moments when teaming with photographers.
Collaboration is about an explosion of ideas, with both feet firmly on the ground, that with intellectual conversation can become a reality. Think of our collaboraton sessions as an incubator for liberating ideas.
Fee: $100 Per Hour
EDITING / PRESENTATION
The editing and sequencing of one’s work is an exciting nerve-racking endeavor. Significantly, the presentation of one’s offering regardless of platform is the most important aspect of a photographer’s business.
How you present, promote and showcase your craft matters!
Representing photographers of every genre for 25+ years has given me the unique opportunity to collaborate in every aspect of the editing process. Whether it be your promotion pieces, website, art books, museum, gallery shows, portfolio or photo contest submissions the selection and sequencing of your presentation is crucial.
My experience of judging photo contests, editing of books, curating art shows has given me invaluable insight into what works as one tries to tell a story and to present themselves in a visually cohesive way.
Fee: $100 Per Hour
The process of running a photography business like any business can be an intimidating task.
Weather it’s estimating, negotiating or writing a creative brief it’s not easy and the task can feel insurmountable. Most photographers are not comfortable in this space for fear of not knowing what the client wants or what to charge. You find yourself getting lost in the numbers, anxiety creeps in and the opportunity is lost.
Estimating is about creatively separating yourself from the competition and connecting with your client. Plain and simple it is a nuanced approach that leads to successful bids and being awarded jobs.
My approach is always collaborative, for any project we must work as a team. Crucially important, we’ll project a unified seamless approach to the client.
Over the years, I’ve estimated jobs for every genre of photographer from commercial to photojournalist. I’ve built my reputation on being fair, insightful and professional. I’ve worked with most ad agencies and with almost every art producer.
If you have a project or want to truly understand the business side of our industry feel free to reach out. Together, we can tackle any brief and submit a responsible bid that will represent your creative vision.
Fee: $100 Per Hour
Our event has become a shining star of the photographic industry, I’m extremely proud of our success.
Once a month all of us come together (currently virtually) and we view the provocative imagery of our peers. Two photographers share their work and creative vision as the audience gathers thoughtful insight into the creative process.
Over the past six years we’ve had 400+ top photographers from around the world present their work to a global audience. PROJECTIONS is a platform for photographers to promote their craft with no restraints.
The range of photographers is as diverse as the folks who’ve come to be inspired. We’ve also had editors, designers and creatives directors showcase their work as well to our creatively receptive crowd.
Evening PROJECTIONS are about our photographic community engaging one another. This event continues to grow and evolve, the only criteria to present your work is your desire to engage.
If you have a question, like to attend, suggest a presenter, or be a presenter yourself simply send me a message and we’ll make it happen.
Our veterans are suffering, the women and men who gallantly served our nation need our help.
For too many years our hero veterans have been left behind. They’ve been ignored by the government and the country they defended, we must help them.
Through Christies, NY we have auctioned off the signed Situation Room photograph taken by Pete Souza of Osama Bin Laden being killed. The auction raised $14,720.
Our plan is simple and direct. Working with the VFW #39 out of St. Petersburg, Florida and beyond we are using the funds from the auction and additional donations to assist our veterans.
This assistance comes in the form of one-on-one outreach, we identify a vet in need and initiate a solution.
The particular solution might be the building of a wheelchair ramp, purchasing and installing an air conditioner, hearing aids or a car modified for hand controls. Whatever the need is, our mandate is to find a solution, expedite the process to a successful resolution.
Crucially important to our process is efficiency, there will be zero layers of bureaucracy. Every part of our solution will be streamlined towards the goal of: getting the job done and who else can we help!
If you’re in need, like to donate or assist please contact us.