Profile – A photography enthusiast since high school, shooting film and slides until 2003. My interest and skill was elevated with the purchase of my first digital camera 2 days before leaving on a 2 week vacation in France. I learned on the fly shooting and editing on an iBook in iPhoto. Later after showing friends and clients of my massage therapy center my Provence photographs, I was encouraged to enter some shows. It was a great learning experience for me seeing my work next to others and not winning anything. I endeavored to improve my photographic skills and processing skills. I joined several photo clubs, where I could socialize, go on photowalks, attend workshops and pick the brains of some very skilled photographers. I also entered some juried shows and have won some awards and recognition for my photography. My wife, Denise Moore, in addition to being my massage center business partner, is also a very accomplished jazz vocalist in the Tampa Bay area. I began photographing her gigs for her website and portfolio. Publishing her shows on FaceBook led to me being asked by other musicians to shoot their shows. Many musicians are using my photos as their profile pictures. Owner and Director of SunCoast Massage Therapy Center in Tampa, FL since 1989 with wife, Denise Moore.
Experience – Event Photographer: IVLP Gold Stars, International Council of the Tampa Bay Region, St. Petersburg, FL — 2011 This was a dinner and reception for 18 returning visitors to the Tampa Bay area as part of the US State Department International Visiting Leadership Program. Photographer: Latin Jazz Allstars, Ybor Jazz Tampa, FL — 2011 On the campus of Hillsborough Community College Latin All Stars featuring Gumbi Ortez, Butch Thomas and Carlos Marchena. Photographer: an evening with Dick Hyman, St. Petersburg, FL — 2010 Famed jazz pianist, Dick Hyman entertains at a reception and dinner for the International Council of the Tampa Bay Region. Photographer: Ybor Jazz Festival, Tampa, FL — 2010 A five day jazz festival with headliner Kevin Mahogany and the St. Pete College Helios Orchestra on the campus of Hillsborough Community College and several local jazz musicians and vocalists. Photographer: Jam Sessions, St. Petersburg History Museum, St. Petersburg, FL — 2010 An Evening honoring Randy Weston (pianist), Buster Cooper (trombonist) and Herb Snitzer (photographer) as America’s Jazz Ambassadors to the World.
Education – Wittenberg University, B.A. Skills Digital photography with post processing in LightRoom and PhotoShop Web design. Massage school instructor and continuing education provider/presenter. Production manager for massage and personal growth seminars and workshops.
Affiliations and Memberships – Photographic Art Society of Florida Florida Center for Creative Photography, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts National Association of Photoshop Professionals Florida State Massage Therapy Association (President 1986-87) — 1976-present American Massage Therapy Association — 1986-present Florida Board of Massage Therapy (Vice Chair) — 1982-1986 Rotary Club of Palm Beach, FL (President, 1978-79) — 1974-1984.
Awards – Photographic Art Society of Florida, Black and White Plus One Color — 2011 Best of Show; Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Annual Members Show — 2011 First Place (Riverwalk Category); Photographic Art Society of Florida, In to the Woods — 2010 First Place; and Honorable Mention Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk (Tampa) — 2010; second place Boyd Hill Art Show — 2009; (2) third place Therapist of the Year — Florida Massage Therapy Association — 1989
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