Title: University Photographer
Department: University Communications and Marketing
How long have you worked at Rutgers: 36 years
What I Do
As the university photographer, I cover all three major campuses, plus occasional people and activities all over the state and beyond. I am called upon to document important events, produce creative portraits of faculty, staff, students and alumni, plus produce an archive of all our great campuses during the four seasons. Many photo shoots are designed for specific marketing campaigns. Duties "beyond the field" include helping to tag, catalog, archive and deliver images to clients in the university sphere.
Favorite Rutgers Memory
I have too many stories to choose from. A favorite though is being sent many years ago by Rutgers Focus (a black and white print weekly that was a precursor to Rutgers Today) to photograph a local band called The Professors, which was (surprise, surprise) a bunch of our professors and Ph.D. candidates. Over the course of the next year, I sat in for a few tunes and eventually became the permanent bassist when the original member left for a tenure position at West Virginia. I still play in that band now for over 25 years.
Besides serving on the board of directors of the University Photographers' Association of America, Raritan Headwaters Association and Central Jersey Trout Unlimited I also play bass in about six bands in my "spare time".