About Your Hosts
This last picture was taken on location where Gabe and I first met. That’s right, a slaughter house! I was director of corporate communications for a major meat packer and he was an emerging shooting star in the annual report field. We figured with that offal (oooh, bad pun) start, what couldn’t we handle? We joined forces and for the next 18 years Gabe helped the Fortune 500 look a helluva lot better than it really does, winning major corporate photography awards along the way.
In the off-season, we began producing a soup-to-nuts stock photography collection which eventually bypassed annual report production income and gave Gabe a great excuse to abandon the 5-cities-in-6-days rat race. Now our neighbors who already were confused about our lifestyle (“You make money doing that?”) and privately presumed one of us had a trust fund (I know I didn’t and Gabe’s lousy at keeping secrets!), were convinced we’d won the lottery (“They sometimes don’t even leave the house for a week!”).
Our best collaboration, however, was the offspring we produced. He gave new meaning to the word “handful” and if first-born might have remained an only child … Just kidding! Seriously, his energy and interests exposed us to unexpected people, places, and events; the most ambitious being the year we took off to look for America. It was on that trip that “Postcards from the Moon” took shape, laying the foundation for the gallery we opened in 2007.
All kids are long grown and gone. Ian is an emerging photographer who alternates between San Rafael, CA and Questa, NM. Juliette is an account executive for a software company and telecommutes from Austin, TX, and Max is a graphic designer with Prudential Annuities in Connecticut. He recently got married to his high school sweetheart of 11 years (I guess his early years of rushing about turned into adult years of taking his old sweet time!). Here is the whole family at the recent wedding.