The highlight of my early work was when I was asked to write and photograph pictures for a book on Thai art for Oxford University Press. It took five years to research, write, find the images I needed throughout Thailand, take the pictures, and create the line drawings. The resulting book Beasts, Birds, and Blossoms in Thai Art, was published in 1994.
I began my career in photojournalism as a stringer for Associated Press in Central America during the late 1970s-early 80s. Highlights were when I took the first photographs of the Shah of Iran and his wife as he sought asylum in Panama.
The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Newsweek Magazine quickly picked up the photos I wired from Isla Contradora, Panama.
I continued to cover events in Panama and Nicaragua, including riots and escalating tensions. Correspondent Tom Fenton continued to work with Associated Press and is now publisher of El Paso, Inc.
When I moved to Thailand I initially wrote articles and took pictures for Sawaddi magazine, which was published in Bangkok, Thailand. This is an example of a cover photo for featured articles in the magazine.
Over the course of several years I took pictures at the for Treasures of the National Museum, Bangkok, which was published in 1987. This work led to the book contract with Oxford University Press.
My photos appeared in Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit published by Aperture Press.
Upon returning to the United States my agent was Bruce Coleman, Inc. My photographs appeared in books, magazines, annual reports, and other print media. This is a tearsheet from Psychology Today, which picked up one of my pictures.
Some of my images can be bought through PhotoShot, which replaced Bruce Coleman, Inc.