During my four year tour in the U.S. Navy
in the mid-1980's most of my time was "haze grey & underway" on the
Destroyer, U.S.S. Comte DeGrasse. My job was as an Electronics Warfare Technician,
but I was also part of
the ship's "Snoopy" team. The idea was simple, when
we made visuals of
non-U.S. vessels, we took photographs of them
for intelligence purposes. One of my favorite stories I love to tell is while in the
Mediterranean Sea in
1985. "The U.S.S. Comte De Grasse (my ship) and a Russian Krivak II Cruiser
were playing cat & mouse for a couple weeks, basically following each
other around and targeting each other's radar on the other....anyway...I
literally have photographs of Russians taking photos of us...very cool!"
My travels through European and Middle Eastern countries afforded me
opportunities to photograph some of the most fascinating sites and structures,
such as the Vatican and the Coliseum in Rome, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the
ruins of Pompeii and Paestum, Italy and so much more. Someday I'll get around to posting
some of them here.
In 1999 I founded ProPoint Media Photography because I wanted to
offer the public a different "outside the box" experience....and my expertise
and proof positive results with photography
and graphic design are a testament to that.
I grew tired of the photography
businesses that clearly never really understood nor
could deliver what I've discovered most customers wanted. Photography, for me, is
far more than just a point and shoot function....it's an art
form that allows me to capture a moment in time, and once
gone...it's gone. Lighting techniques, posing, movement, emotions, and enhanced graphic
can all have potential to influence the composition of a photographic image or composed print; knowing and understanding these
characteristic traits as well as how to manipulate them
is what makes my photography art. Placing my spin on what I see through the
camera lens (and virtually stop) what I envision around me are priceless
characteristics I bring to my business.