With 25 years in Camera, 15 years as a professional Chef and a near lifetime of creating exceptional images, I bring talent, smarts, intuitiveness and polish to your production. I'm savvy with all levels of stills, film and digital media.


1/01 – Current

Winemaker & Executive Chef – LightCatcher, Inc.

1/01 – Current

Winemaker and EC for upscale contemporary Texas winery. Wines: from harvest to bottling. Food: dish conceptualization, preparation, crew training to guest satisfaction. Budgeting, purchasing, designing, implementing, staging, execution. Commitment to increasing and improving skills at all levels.

1/80 – Current

Director of Photography Numerous Productions

Film (Theatrical) — Freelance Details
1/80 – Current

From features to commercials to docs, from concept to shoot to post, I always deliver beautiful, editable images. I will get to know you and what you need, and will deliver you more than asked.

1/80 – Current

Camera Operator (1st Unit, 2nd Unit, Specialty, VFX) Numerous Productions

Film (Theatrical) — Features, commercials, MOW's, docs, reality, scripted TV. Details
1/80 – Current

1st or 2nd Unit, Day Player for SFX or VFX, Reality/Docs - I will deliver you shots. Expert on a gear head. Rock steady handheld. Experience with most support systems and cameras from film to digicam. Aerial, jib and long boom experience. Expert compositional eye.

3/15 – 3/15

Camera Operator Animal planet live

ANIMLPLNT — Reality/Doc (TV) — Discovery Channel Details
3/15 – 3/15

Remote Camera Operator, backup. 8 camera feed to stream and live TV. Dallas Zoo live giraffe birth.

2/15 – 2/15

Food Stylist – Avocados From Mexico

Commercial/Ad Details
2/15 – 2/15

Food stylist on two campaigns, Tribal Foods and Build a Sandwich. Styled 120 shots over three days, some very simple some full on cooking and finish plating. Required to represent products in various circumstances from raw to freshly cut to casserole and grilling cooking.

6/14 – 6/14

Food Stylist Cooking with Carol

Internet — Carol Ritchie Details
6/14 – 6/14

Created menu, did shop, prep and performed live three camera cooking demonstration of various restaurant dishes.

12/97 – 3/98

Visual Effects Supervisor Wishbone's Dog Days of the West

SHOWTIME — TV Movie/Mini — Big Feats Entertainment
12/97 – 3/98
6/94 – 3/98

Visual Effects Supervisor (All 50 episodes, 1feature) Wishbone

PBS — Scripted (TV) — Big Feats Entertainment Details
6/94 – 3/98

Designing, shooting (35mm & 16mm) & directing VFX unit, and compositing VFX for each episode. Also performed 2nd Unit Director/DP duties as needed per episode.


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Class of '10

Culinary Institute of America

Culinary & Wine
Class of '00

TV Munson School of Viticulture & Enology

Viticulture & Enology for commercial winemakers
Class of '80

Roger Corman School of Hard Knocks

How to Work Fast and Hard
Class of '77

Sonoma State University

Performing Arts, Language & Writing - Hutchins College

My Gear

  • Cartoni Fluid Head Tripod & Hi Hat
  • DP Kit
  • Food Styling Kit
  • HD still cameras
  • Porta Jib
  • Studio strobes & accessories
  • Tota Light Kit and Accessories


  • Dames d'Escoffier
  • former IATSE local 600
  • Texas Chef's Assn


  • Advanced Driving Skills
  • Digital Cameras
  • Editing
  • Expert Chef Skills
  • Film Shooting still and cine
  • Food Styling
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Some French and German
  • VFX Shooting