PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO EDITING PROFESSIONAL Photo Retouching, Image Creation, Art Direction, Asset Management, Image Usage, Artist
I am a Seattle-based photographer that has worked in and around the photography industry for over twenty years. I honed my craft at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I spent the past ten years working for two of the largest stock photo agencies in the world, Getty Images and Corbis Inc. My work has been seen in fine art galleries throughout Chicago.
While working in the stock industry, I spent many years performing high-end retouching and logo removal as well as content creation.
For the last five years I have been the Senior Photo editor for the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. My Role within the foundation was more of a Director of Photography where I was responsible for acquiring and managing a high volume of diverse photography assets and services across the foundation in an often fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities. As the Senior Editor I also acted as the in-house photojournalist for the foundation
In addition I also served on the board of a local non-profit called Youth In Focus http://youthinfocus.org/ for the last five years. Youth in focus is an afterschool program that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills.