It is with a sense of sadness that I retire my old website.  I liked the way it looked, and it worked very well for me over the past 7 years.  It was produced by our good friend, Todd Lemke.  I think that Todd’s natural design sensibility really added to the presentation of my photos and I would like to thank him publicly for his effort and for his elegant design. Indeed, many of Todd’s design elements made it to the new site – and for good reason.

I needed to a different approach however, because it became too difficult to add new images or projects.  I also wanted to have a news page that I could run as a blog to keep viewers easily updated as to my activities. Mary Virginia Swanson has spoken very highly of Livebooks but I was wary of a “one size fits all” template approach. 

The solution, as it turns out is a Livebooks custom design, it offers the best of both worlds.  They have been very accommodating throughout the design process, didn’t seem to mind my exactitude.  It actually made good economic sense too, as they give you a huge break on hosting fees, with a custom design. I was very fortunate to have worked with Ryan Mahar, one of Livebook’s senior designers, I think he did a fantastic job.  He answered all of my questions promptly and never complained that I was bothering him with too many changes to the design.