Starting as a theatre actor when he was 9 in Riverside, CA., Colin has always been involved in the arts. In high school he segued from acting into technical work, behind-the-scenes, followed by a course of study at U.S.C. Film School. Once in the real world, he spent the late 1980’s and early 1990’s working as a draftsman on various film/television projects, including: “Robocop2”, “JFK”, and “Tales from the Crypt”. As a television production designer credits include: “The Game”, “Saving Grace”, and “Reba”. Outside of the narrative storytelling field, he has designed interiors for private clients, museums, and events.
Photography became an interest around age 16, after viewing a show of Ansel Adams’ work. He usually captures images with analog equipment, 35mm or 6×6 format, completes his darkroom work digitally and has been printing his photos using the Gumoil process since 2005. He uses this process because he prefers a handmade approach for his work, revealing the hand of the artist in the final print. Subject matter varies but Colin is particularly fond of chronicling the impermanence of the world that we inhabit, the continuing cycle of change, decay and re-birth, in line with his Buddhist view of life.
He lives in Los Angeles with his husband David and their dog Zach.