SmugMug since I started Dgrin back in December 2003, and then going full-time in September 2005. I became COO, and worked with thousands of you over the years. When I started, I was the 10th employee, and now there are over 110 employees at SmugMug, all amazing, (I should know, I hired most of them)! Many are now doing the work I was doing, and couple that with the fact that I'm in New York and SmugMug is in Silicon Valley, it's natural now that SmugMug is 10 years old that it would be time for me to move on.
And that's what I'm doing.
I'm looking forward to more Muench Workshops with my good friend and partner, Marc Muench, more instruction, more photography, more passion, full-time!
I can't wait!
Thanks to you all, photographers and customers alike. Helping you over these many years has truly been my pleasure, and I'm a better person and photographer because of it. Thanks for being a huge part of my life and I hope that I can continue to help, that we will always be friends, shoot together, learn from each other, and maybe even work together.
Enjoy (full-time) photography,
PS: For the curious, why this photo? It's dawn, the time of new beginnings; the reflections make me think about what's happened and what can happen; the pointed mountains show me the way to the future. I took this photo many years ago, near where I live on the Hudson River in New York.