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My self-summary
This is the part where we are all expected to show just the right amount of wit, intellect, character, humility, and self-deprecation.

With that being said, I consider myself a witty- yet- humble,self-deprecating intellectual raconteur who builds orphanages in his spare time.

But seriously...I love good conversation, laughter, and intellectual stimulation. I love a quiet afternoon spent reading as much as I like yukking it up at the local dive bar with some friends. I have been accused of being an old-school romantic. I have noticed that some women love it, some are afraid of it. So be it, I pride myself on being a gentleman.

I am passionate about my career, and about good art (films, books, plays, art, music).

I have been extremely lucky in my career...I have met some great people who have become life-long friends, and I have traveled to some far-flung places, all paid for by generous producers!
What I’m doing with my life
I moved to L.A. from Cleveland, Ohio in 2011. I am a Director of Photography and Camera Operator. I have worked on TV shows, movies, commercials, corporate videos, etc. Everything from the sublime to the ridiculous! I recently worked on a national, prime-time TV show for ABC, and then a few weeks later I shot a video about tractor safety. Glad to be workin', I always say.

Los Angeles (and So Cal in general) truly does have a lot to offer, and I am enjoying getting to know the city and its vast and diverse tapestry of people and places. I love discovering new hiking spots, and funky little revival/indie movie houses (like The Aero and The Arena Cinema)

I also like road trips, quirky bookstores, the beach, biking, volleyball (I played for 6 years on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie back in Cleveland) and going to the gym.

I am looking to met somebody who has diverse interests, a sharp wit, and who can hold a conversation.
I’m really good at
I've been told that I am pretty good at my job. I have been doing it about 20 years, so I must be doing something right.

I can also imitate people, tell a good story, and make fart noises by squeezing my hands together.
The first things people usually notice about me
My graying temples seem to always draw attention from both men and women. A female friend of mine said I have "super-hero hair"...I can hang with that. And recently at Trader Joes', an older lady came up to me and said my gray hair looked "smashing".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Insider, Zodiac, Lifeguard, To Live and Die in L.A., Day of the Locust, Edmond, Flash of Genius, pretty much ANYTHING from the gritty 1970's, esp. angry cop movies (i.e, French Connection, Dirty Harry, etc). One of my new favorites is WUSA, an obscure flick from 1970 starring Paul Newman.

Books: "Rabbitt" series by John Updike, "Travis McGee" series by John D. MacDonald, "Fredom" and "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen, "White Noise" by Don DeLillo, other favorites include David Mamet, Kem Nunn, Tom Wolfe, Cormac McCarthy. As for non-fiction: Michael Lewis and Thomas Friedman (whom I have a love/hate relationship with).

Newspapers/ Periodicals/On-line: NY Times, LA Weekly, Harper's, The Atlantic, McSweeney's, The Onion, Cracked.

TV: Louis CK show, Portlandia, The Wire, stand-up comedy specials on Netflix. (Bill Burr is my new hero!). I am woefully behind on all the new, "hip" TV shows. Hell, I just found out that JR got shot. No spoilers, please!

Music (new school)- School of Seven Bells, London Grammar, Black Keys, M83, The Dead Weather, TV on the Radio, Ray LaMontaigne.

Music (old school) - Chris Rea, Dire Straits, The Cars, Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh/James Gang, Jay Ferguson, Gerry Rafferty, Tangerine Dream, 60's psychedelic and garage rock.

Food: I try to stay healthy...salads, wraps, etc. I also dig sushi and Mexican. Not too picky with food, but I try to stay away from fast food.
The six things I could never do without
Stimulating conversation, hearty laughter with good friends, The Sunday NY Times, a good cup o' joe, my grandfather's US memorial flag from his funeral, sunsets.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to fill out these essays.
On a typical Friday night I am
looking to chill with an art walk, quality movie, or play. Some wine afterwards would be nice...or, I can just as easily hang in a dive bar with pool tables and a good juke box. But if I play pool, I may start singing the soundtrack to "The Color of Money".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Shouldn't we save this for maybe the third date or so?
You should message me if
you wouldn't mind spending some time with a gentlemanly raconteur who is always up for new adventures.