“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams
George has a diverse background of photographic shooting and printing experiences, and much interrelated media-associated familiarity with design, graphic arts, video, TV and advertising.
Commercial photography projects have encompassed industries such as: merchandising, fashion, restaurants, health, education, real estate, manufacturing, computers, bottling and petroleum.
Air and sea projects include assignments from a helicopter, cherry picker (mobile crane), and an open sea assignment shooting one-time America’s Cup winner, The Courageous.
People that George has photographed include: business executives, politicians, manufacturing workers, office personnel, and a knife-wielding sushi chef.
Professional photographic assignments that George has been involved with have been published in Boston Magazine, Money Magazine, Inc Magazine, as well as numerous catalogs, brochures, and corporate annual reports.
Photo Admirations & Miscellanea
- Kodak KINSA Awardee (This work was published in newspapers throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, and included within a North American touring exhibit.)
- Cover photo award-winning Cabbages & Kings magazine
- Photography instructor to Boy Scouts
- Color darkroom seminar leader
- Taught digital photography workshops
- Photo Editor for college art magazine
- Multiple motorcycle cross-country photo tours
- Cable TV Producer
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London
George has authored media for marketing, public relations, presentation, promotion, management, fiction and letters to his mom (never enough from her perspective).
“We live in a mad world. But there is a simplicity yearning inside us for recognition.” When queried further George may reply, “Great googly moogly and holy guacomole!”
(Translation: Have fun!)
George has had several short stories published as well as countless non-fiction works.
In the genre of contemporary fiction, George writes around the edges of life and death: An area of livingness in transition, oftentimes rich with heightened awareness and personal insights….
Is It Against The Law To Kill A Dead Man?
•Love & life in a funeral home showroom•
(2079-word short story)
“‘Is he dead yet!?’ Zelda fired her query at the Funeral Director with a thrust of pointed hostility.”
•A new life•
(1490-word short story)
“One’s perceptions can be funny. Whose to say what is real and what isn’t, anyway?”
(2998-word short story)
“In ways that he never noticed before, she was more beautiful. Not the same kind of physical beauty she possessed in their early days, but in a way, much more pervasive—if only he would take the time to look.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Sir Winston Churchill
George has given innumerable professional presentations; answered live call-in questions on TV; hosted Cable TV shows; been interviewed for publicity videos; has given speeches, told stories, and inspired audiences in Great Britain, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Arizona, Illinois and mostly in California. He has spoken to intimate groups, as well as to audiences of dozens, hundreds and thousands at a time.
Since 2000, he has also been an active community service participant by way of his role as President of Artists For A Better World International, which has included presenting awards to community leaders and exemplary artists, as well as performing as master-of-ceremonies at numerous events.
George has achieved the Toastmasters International “Distinguished Toastmaster” honor (highest leadership and public speaking award) and is a Past President of one of the top Toastmasters groups in the world, the Renaissance Speakers, in Hollywood, CA.
“A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.” L. Ron Hubbard
Artists For A Better World International (AFABW) is dedicated to building a worldwide network of artists who share a vision of creating a better world through aesthetics and is open to artists and art enthusiasts of all religions, nationalities, creeds, races and cultures. In short, any and all who desire to help in the creation of a better world.
As President, George is Executive Producer of the AFABW audio, video, theatrical, graphical and literary productions (books) which include artists and performers from around the world. George is Publisher of the monthly AFABW Art Line eNewsletter, he is Director of the AFABW website, and he is Administrator of AFABW membership and expansion.