I close my left eye when I shoot.  Always have and still do.

I've spent my whole career seeing stories and composing images – both moving and still – inside that ever-present rectangle.  And always with the left closed.

While working as a video producer/director for The Adcom Group's Upper Cut Motion and Sound studio, I wore an additional hat – photographer and photo editor for the digital magazine, ID8 Nation

Our team produced, video, still photography and stories for ID8 Nation which explored the entrepreneurial ecosystems city-by-city throughout the country.

During my 18 months on the project we visited Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, North Carolina's Research Triangle, Denver and Miami.

It was a great ride and here are a few of my favorite images from the project.

Sometimes a camera opens the door to other worlds and the chance to witness miraculous things.

Thanks to the researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Veterans Administration, an amputee wearing a prosthetic hand can pluck the stem from a cherry.

This photo was commissioned by Case for the October 8, 2014, cover of Science Translational Medicine.




Looking back I realize how privileged I was to be a staff photographer at The Plain Dealer.  I got to witness so many of life's moments, large and small, intimate and public, celebratory and sad, and share them in the hope we're all reminded of the many things we have in common.  I cherish those experiences.

Last May MetroHealth commissioned a series of photographs depicting the many aspects of trauma care.  The photographs were made into giant banners shown at their annual meeting.