Bio: When asked the best advice a photographer could give on how he became a photographer they said they started early. That statement reminded me of many of the great photographers of this generation i respect, and in some cases have been lucky enough to work with. Like many i admire, I started with a camera in my hands before i could ride a bike.
Growing up in a creative family, the desire to capture my vision of the world was engrained at an early age.
My grandmother, Yvonne put an old Olympus OM1 single lens reflex camera in my hands when I was a ripe 4 or 5 years old, explained the basics of exposure, "Get the line in the middle of the plus and minus. Don't go below 1/30th of a second." then she turned me loose. That was 41 years ago.
I have been lucky in my life in that my family pushed me both creatively as well as commercially from a young age, and I began to get involved in commercial photography in my early teens. My mother's career path allowed me access to the studios of the early 90's while my grandfather, Jack Schlichenmaier gave me insight to the world of the agencies from his time as a partner in Glenn Advertising a major advertising agency of the era in the Southwest before his retirement. Glenn Advertising has since evolved into Temerlin McClain and then shortened to TM and is still alive and a player in the market.
Pushing myself creatively, the path was natural. I attended ETSU, today renamed Texas A&M-Commerce before later transferring to the University of Texas in Austin. At 47, I have been in business based in Dallas, Texas as an commercial photographer and shooting in the Dallas Fort Worth market since age of 21 years after getting my feet wet assisting and learning the craft from some of the best photographers in the DFW area after starting in the business as a bright eyed 17 year old.
Clients Include: Neiman Marcus (Fashion, Product, Editorial, and Christmas Book), At Home, Pier 1, PrimeSource, Walmart, Sam's
I hope you enjoy my work.
1307 Bluebonnet Trail
Arlington TX 76013