I am a freelance design/ad agency Mac-based pre-press expert. In other words, I am a digital plumber. Before the Mac, it was a blood-sport with sharp knives, hot wax and various toluene sprays and solvents.
I first wrote that in mid-2007. Things have changed since then. The pre-press work has largely gone away. I’ve become far more engaged in the film/digital fun-space; where film-based photography is brought into the digital workflow. This is the best of all possible worlds—where the magnificence of film and its wide-spectrum of deliciousness is treated in the Realm Of The Square-Headed Girlfriend. The best place to see these are in the settling dish, here.
In my workaday life I make war on bad art director/designer layouts inside IDCS4 and up. For some reason I’d thought that the Quark “DuctTape Xtension”, and its handmaiden, Baseline Shift had gone away. Oh no, they live on.
When not doing this cheez, I live outdoors. I read widely, and am interested in everything except television and professional sports.
If you have a moment, check out my book “LA1980: a photo memoir”