Freelance Photographer; Las Vegas, NV — 2009 - Present
With more emphasis in Fine Art, Commercial, Publication, PR and Fashion, I shoot a wide spectrum of the human condition.
Owner/Photographer; Laredo and San Antonio, TX — 1997 - 2009
Operating Avalon Studios, I photographed Commercial, Industrial, Medical, Fashion and Portraits. Shooting and editing video, I have authored DVDs with video, photos and music. I have consulted and trained desktop publishing, website production and maintenance to corporate clients.
Photographer/Art Director, Production Test, Inc. Laredo, TX — 1995 - 1997
Utilizing the new advantages of desktop publishing, I was able to digitize my older and current oilfield photography, laying out brochures for in house marketing materials.
Freelance Photographer, Houston, TX — 1992 - 1995
I made portraits, portfolios, dance, nightlife and contributed to the National Inquirer.
Parsons School of Design, NYC — Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography - 1990
Corpus Christ State University - 1996 -1997
San Antonio College - 1994 - 1996, Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX - Graduating in 1978, Allen Military Academy, Bryan, TX - 1973-1975
Photography, video, DVD authoring, page layout, website design and maintenance with Final Cut Pro, Express and Premiere. Designed/maintained websites since 1995, HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Quark XPress and InDesign. I can also render the human form life in pensil, charchole, water color, acrylic and oil paints. I am profecient in painting in styles ranging from Flemish Realism to Paul Gauguin's Symbolism with his modern use of color and subject. With the pensil, charcoal and brush, Al is a very good draftsman.
U.S. Air Force — 1978-1982 Enlisted, Security Specialist, Electronic Security Command, Marksman M-16, trained in facility security, counter terrorism, and combat; with a Top Secret Security clearance.