My work as a storyteller began in the newspaper world of still photography back in the late 1980′s – when shooting with film was the defacto standard, where one photo of the decisive moment captured it all. Although compelling at times, I wasn’t satisfied with the single still, and found photo documentary style projects for publication as a better medium to illustrate complex subjects.
I took an extended sabbatical from visual story telling from 1999 – to 2006 due to several life circumstances that required my attention.
By late 2006, I was ready to jump back in to that which drives me – telling stories visually, but I felt that I wanted to tell a more compelling story, and I wanted it in the voice of the subject, so I bought a microphone and digital recorder. I taught myself audio software, and brought the sound of the story to life. I found intensity and purpose in documenting my subjects in a way that told their stories with dignity and brought meaning to the subjects being documented.
I have gravitated to those specific issues that I feel passionate about: Local sustainable economies, sustainability in general, food security, alternative energy and other progressive topics related to social justice and bringing about a positive change in the world..
Having delved into this brave new world of digital multimedia story telling has opened up my eyes to the creative potential of digital story telling. I’m now leveraging new technologies and publishing platforms to tell stories. I’m immersed in these emerging, and converging, forms of communication, all of which can be brought to their fullest potential for your project. I shoot stills, video, record audio and utilize text and other interactive forms of imparting information. Most of all, what I bring to your project are the skills of a multimedia journalist & story teller who understands, and still works in, the field.
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