About Me

I’ve had a lot of varied positions:

  • Photographer
  • Photography Assistant
  • Dark Room Technician
  • Clerk
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Writer and Author
  • Salesman
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Reporter
  • Accountant
  • Publisher
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Photographer

I grew up happily in New Rochelle, N.Y. during the 50’s and 60’s. New Rochelle was a wonderful place where I was befriended by so many wonderful people. I went to college in Michigan, met my lovely wife Kris and shortly thereafter moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where we raised our large family of nine children.

Having been trained in computers and programming, we soon founded Abacus – a startup company in the early days of microcomputers. Abacus had a long 34 year run publishing books and software for the growing consumer market until 2012 when we closed shop and moved onto new challenges.

Over the past few years, my strong gravitation to photography has returned. There are probably a few other jobs that I could add to the list above, but you can see that I’ve come full circle having starting out as a photographer and now I’m back at it again.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Arnie:
    I came across your flicker collection while looking online for some photos from an event called UAC Controversy at the University of Michigan in 1969. I found your photos of William F. Buckley who was one of the speakers. He is walking across campus with my husband, the tall guy on Buckley’s right. The one that was eventually used in the yearbook isn’t on Flicker, but I’ve always enjoyed that shot.
    Thanks for the memory!
    Nancy Donohoe

    1. Amazing how ‘old’ photos somehow show up years later with our newer technology. I happen to have several from that day covering WFB if your husband/yourself are interested.

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