About the Photographer
George first picked up a camera over 30 years ago to photograph the Jersey shore. He worked in black and white film in his own darkroom as well as color transparencies. Fifteen years ago, he picked up a digital camera and has never looked back. The capabilities of digital imaging technology have opened up many new opportunities to create in a final image what he truly saw when the image was captured.
A few years ago, a mentor turned George on to the world of people photography and studio work. Specifically, it was the concept of envisioning an image in your mind and then going out and creating it for the camera to record. He considers pushing the shutter as act of gathering raw material to be combined into composite story-telling images. Recently, he has been creating image series based around a common theme or idea. His work is currently offered by the Steamboat Center for Visual Arts.
George has engaged in a variety of photographic projects for organizations doing good works around the world. He has made trips to Guatemala to photograph the operations of HELPS International, documenting the efforts of a team installing stoves in a Mayan village, a medical team performing surgeries and other medical procedures, and the graduation and operations of a school set up by the organization, as well as photographing the in-country manufacturing operations for the stove parts and other products. George was the Photography Chair for the North Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. For over 8 years, he organized a team of photographers to cover the annual 12,000 runner Race for the Cure© and all the related activities of the Affiliate year round. He has also photographed events for various other non-profits including Heroes for Children, The Joanie Hatcher Memorial Event, the Plano Balloon festival and the Super Bowl Hope Walk. He is currently contributing art to support the Bust of Steamboat, a local organization fighting breast cancer.
He now resides in Steamboat Springs, in the mountains of Colorado.
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