My motion picture experience in the U. S. Air force came in handy in 1956 and led to a job with RCA at cape Canaveral. Later an employment opportunity at the Martin Company in early 1957 in Orlando, as a documentary motion picture photographer, guided me to producing a portfolio of images that would propel me into advertising still photography by 1958. The key image, shown here, of an engineer testing a component on a flight simulator device, opened several paths to various advertising campaigns.
Applying learned skills and disciplined working methods and attitudes, allowed me to capture and create images to be used for editorial images, which could be applied to record cover jackets, calendars, and magazines.
Accumulated skills working with several kinds of cameras and techniques, led to photographing, at that time, high tech phone message machines, with an unusual lighting technique. This technique excited the art directors and paved the way to a complete campaign of all of their equipment.
Becoming a member of Professional organizations, such as “The Professional Photographers of America, Inc.,” gave me an opportunity to acquire a “Master of Photography Degree.” Shown here are 5 “Permanent Loan” images, which accumulated double merits toward the coveted degree. All 5 scenes were constructed in studio, for advertisements, and dismantled after photo approvals. The restaurant scene was awarded one merit. 25 merits in total was required to earn the degree. My Industrial, Editorial, Advertising, and Experimental images excited art directors to use me to photograph these complicated settings, which would earn those merits.