Visit just about any historic site and you're going to hear at least one ghost story. I would submit that the ghost stories are part of the history, regardless of authenticity. People believe ghost stories and legends, and in the process, they become part of the history of the place. I'd go so far as to say that it's the hauntings that grab more attention than the history. I'll leave it up to you to decide what that means about us as a culture.
I love assignments that I can sink my teeth into, and my work is also available for commercial and editorial use by contacting me directly. Stock imagery is available, as well as fine art prints, suitable for framing and sale.
The past year has seen the publication of History and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley, by Jonathan Kruk, and Haunted Long Island II, by Lynda Lee Macken, both of which feature my images. In addition, my images were chosen for use on the Plimoth Plantation website, as well as brochures for the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, two of my favorite places.
My work has appeared in the New York Times, CNN, Broadway World, Indianapolis Post, and BBC websites, as well as travel sites for Plymouth and Gloucester, Massachusetts, Savannah, Georgia; Donegal, Ireland and Bath, England.
I’ve also worked freelance as an illustrator and graphic designer for major corporations, agencies and institutions, including Ogilvy and Mathers, Lintas/New York, Bristol Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly.
In addition, my artwork has been exhibited at the Mitchell Museum of Art in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, The Jungle in Evansville, Indiana, as well as numerous local exhibitions throughout the midwest and oddly enough, Germany. They love me in Germany, and I love them for that.
Recent client list: Plimoth Plantation, History Press, Historic Hudson Valley, Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, Philipsburg Manor, Horseman's Hollow, Sunnyside, Black Cat Press, SmugMug, The Stony Brook Environmental Conservancy.
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!