Photographer/Owner @ GigaView360, partner @ 360Labs
Portland's first Google-Trusted Photographer providing StreetView-like virtual tours for businesses on Google Maps & their own websites.
After an early career chasing whitewater & shooting Google StreetView across North America, my panoramic imaging today allows me to share entire experiences online.
Grand Canyon GigaView, a gigapixel virtual tour by river of America's premier natural attraction, was my first panoramic photography project, funded through Kickstarter.com, and has now been explored by nearly a million people in Google Earth (via 360Cities.net) and Bing Maps.
Besides Google Business Photos, I offer my gigapixel panoramic photography services to international brands (NFL), legendary musicians (U2), or anyone who gathers a crowd.
I've worked with the emerging medium of 360° video for over ten years. Among the first employees of Immersive Media, I've also worked with yellowBird, MatiVision, and, most recently 360Heros, as well as pursuing homemade 360° video systems with GoPro cameras in my garage.
In spring 2013, a project I helped build, the Beck 360° Experience with Lincoln Motor Co, won two Webby Awards, including one for Best Use of Video.
I still try to get out of the city as often as my wife and I can, where you can sometimes find me atop a scenic viewpoint with a range of panoramic photography gear. Robots, calibrated pano heads, dozens of cameras, lens, and maybe even multirotor RC helicopters to capture the experience.