George has been working professionally as a
photographer since he was
16 and is one of the most experienced shooters in the state of
Hawaii. He is a former staff photographer with the Los Angeles
Times, a photo editor for the Oakland Tribune and also the St. Paul, MN.
Pioneer Press. He is currently contracted with the Associated
Press and is a frequent contributor to the Honolulu Advertiser. He
came to Hawaii to escape the daily grind, and we feel fortunate to have
him working for us and to also have him as our friend. You will,
- Three years of journalism and photography
training at Ventura Community College in California (1982-84,
1985-86). Served as photo editor and sports editor on the
Ventura College Press.
- 1981 graduate of Santa Paula, Ca. Union High
School. Top ten honors.
Recent Newspaper Work
- 3/99 to 7/99-- Deputy Director of Photography
for the St. Paul, MN.
Pioneer Press (circulation 200,00). Duties included: scheduling of 10
photographers, four image techs and coordination of freelance
photographers in the area and around the county; running assignments
desk; editing photographers; attending budgeting meetings and
assisting with page design.
- 2/97 to 3/99-- Photo editor for ANG
Newspapers in San Francisco Bay Area, a collection of five papers,
including the Oakland Tribune, with a combined circulation of
240,000. Duties included: scheduling of 17 photographers, five image
techs and coordination of free-lancers; assigning all regional
shoots and projects; editing photos; and assisting with page
design. Before being promoted, served as chief photographer at
the San Mateo County Times, one of the ANG publications.
- 4/95 to 2/97-- Staff photographer for the
Napa Valley, Ca. Register (circulation 21,000). Frequently
designed section fronts and photo projects on QuarkXpress.
- 4/94 to 3/95-- Staff photographer for the
Texarkana, TX. Gazette (circulation 40,000)
- 5/90 to 8/91-- Full-time photojournalist for
the Los Angeles Times. Worked primarily for the Ventura County
edition, but shot for all editions and sections.
- Free-lance photography for the Associated
Press, United Press International, Reuters and Agence France-Presse,
Also, did assignments for the New York Times, Washington Post,
Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and many other newspapers,
as well as People, Time and Sports Illustrated. Have worked with the
following photo agencies: Allsport, U.S.A., Gamma/Liaison, Sygma and
- Corporate, marketing and public relations
work for Polaris industries, Hormel and many others.
- Three years as the primary photographer for
Silver & Black Illustrated, an Oakland Raiders fan magazine.
- Ran a successful photography business in
Hawaii for over two years (1992-94) that catered to tourists. I made
sales, ordered supplies, did accounting and handled employees.
- Member of the National Press Photographers
Association and former regional contest chairman.
To View George's Work in
Several Flash Slideshow's,