Greg is a National Geographic Image Collection Photographer and a Founding Member of the Austin Center for Photography. He is also an Ambassador and Advisor to the Austin non-profit, Well Aware, that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa.
His latest project was shot on location at India's Kumbh Mela, the world's largest spiritual pilgrimage. View his film "Cloth Paper Dreams" here: http://www.clothpaperdreams.com
Fate as we know it sometimes lies beyond our means of understanding and surfaces at just the right moment in our lives. Greg’s fate currently lies in the blue and green hands of a Black Hmong Villager from the northern highlands of Vietnam.
After ten successful years in the technology business, he resigned from his position in 2004 and traveled the world for one year. Upon his return to America, the images he captured soon became his life. One image in particular stands out in its ability to touch people. That image is the “Blanket Weaver”. Over the past few years this simple but striking image has surfaced as his signature piece and clearly embraces a story that he is intended to tell.
He aims to return to Vietnam in a few years time and find this woman who has changed his life. He will then write a book about his journey. The book will be one of “Hope”, hope that we all find our gift. Of “Quest”, the quest to find a woman solely based on a photograph of her hands, and the “human” story of the “Blanket Weaver” and who this woman really is.
Although he now shoots with a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, Greg captured his early images from the initial one-year trip with a $400 OLYMPUS point and shoot camera with no formal training in photography or art. He has been given a gift and intends to return the favor by sharing a wonderful story with you.
Greg has exhibited his work at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango (group exhbiition juried by Steve McCurry), the Visions at the Paseo in Oklahoma City, Exposure Gallery of Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Austin Museum of Art's 'Night in the Galleries', The International Art Expo in New York City, the Austin Fine Arts Festival, Houston’s Bayou City Arts Festival, Kansas City's Plaza Arts Festival, Chicago's Wells Street Arts Festival, Madison's Art on the Square, Park City's Kimball Art Festival, the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech, Houston's Fotofest, Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, the Audi Forum in New York City and many other spaces around the nation. He has also been published internationally in England, the United States, Papua New Guinea and Mexico.
Greg's work has been published by National Geographic.com, MSNBC.com, Itchy Feet Magazine, Today's Machining World, Insite Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, PDN Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, and the Austin American Statesman, among others.
JUROR AWARD AND PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Main St. Art Fest, Ft. Worth, TX
BEST IN SHOW/PHOTOGRAPHY - Waterway Arts Fest, The Woodlands, TX
3rd IN SHOW - South Miami Art Festival, Miami, FL
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY - Sun Valley Art Fest, Sun Valley, ID
BEST 2D ART - Pearl Street Art Festival, Boulder, CO
REMI AWARD - 2015 Worldfest Film Festival, Houston, TX
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY - 2014 Nacogdoches Film Festival, Nacogdoches, TX
BEST SHORT CINEMATOGRAPHY - 2014 Chicago International REEL Short Film Festival, Chicago, IL
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY - 2014 Chicago International REEL Short Film Festival, Chicago, IL
BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY - 2015 Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL
ART OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD - 2013 Winter Park Arts Festival - Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
INVITATIONAL AWARD - 2011 Madison Art in the Square
BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY - 2011 Tulsa International Mayfest
BEST IN SHOW - 2010 Castle Rock Arts Festival
SIGNED - MAY 2010 National Geographic Image Collection
FEATURE ARTIST - 2010 Umlauf Garden Party
PUBLISHED - SEPT 2010 www.nationalgeographic.com
1ST IN SHOW - 2009 Museum of the Southwest Septemberfest
BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY - 2009 Stone Arch Arts Festival
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE IN PHOTOGRAPHY - 2009 Art Expo New York
BEST IN ART - 2008 Austin's Junior League Christmas Affair
BEST IN SHOW - 2008 Museum of the Southwest Septemberfest
BEST IN MEDIUM - 2008 Rockport Arts Festival
FEATURE ARTIST - 2007 La Dolce Vita at La Guna Gloria
BEST IN SHOW - 2007 Museum of the Southwest Septemberfest
OUTSTANDING ART - 2007 Dallas City Arts Festival
2ND IN SHOW - 2006 Museum of the Southwest Septemberfest