Pinky’s Eye is my blog about photography, video, travel—and life.
Back in the 1970’s, beginning at age 12, I spent most days after classes in a slightly larger than phone-booth sized darkroom that my father built, dealing with all those smelly Kodak and Ilford photo chemicals and a totally analog and manual process.
At age 15 I started working at a Houston photo store chain, “That Photo Place” & “That Other Photo Place”, selling film cameras and darkroom equipment to folks 3x my age. I really got in to the various photographic papers and chemical/dye processes, such as Cibachrome.
I attended and graduated in 1978 from The High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, Texas, spending even more time every afternoon after school as a paid intern with Fred Damon Photographics in West University. Fred would shoot anything—wedding chapel deals, oilfield equipment, executive portraits, passport pics, etc. You name it, he did it, and I’m the guy that printed some of that stuff.
Upon receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982, I became a professional television news video journalist, editor, and live field producer for KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas.
After eight wonderful years in the TV news business, I moved on to entrepreneurial ventures, spending much of the past 26 years heavily involved in the Internet industry, traveling to 57 countries and living in Ireland for five years. I have never let up shooting when on the road.
I thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoy the photos, videos and stories on this blog, and I always welcome comments and discussion. If you’d like to explore a bit more beyond my blog, I invite you to visit my galleries.