sumodog.com

What's with the website?
Many years ago, I had the fantasy that I wanted to learn how to create a website. It didn’t take long for
me to decide that it was way more work and took substantially more time than I was willing to invest.

So then what?
For several years, there were just a handful of photographs available for viewing on the website. I
simply didn't want to spend the time or make the effort to turn the website into anything elaborate.

Why is it still around then?
Beginning in 2001, I had the privilege of volunteering as the “official” photographer for a local fire
department. Carrying a department identification card, two-way radio and safety equipment, I
responded to calls when I had time. My objective was to photograph the men and women of the
department performing their duties so they could show their friends and relatives what they did for a
living. The sharing was done through this website. Additionally, the images were made available to the
department for public education and internal training. When this project ended in 2008, there were over
18,000 images posted. If any members of the department would like copies of photographs from the
project, please use the contact me form to the left and let me know who you are and what you would
like to see. I will do my best to accommodate you. And yes, I still hold out hope that I may be invited to
start this project up again.

What’s next?
For the past three years, I have posted and removed several different photo projects. Some involved
work. Others involved family. Over time, the website will continue to evolve, though in what direction,
I’m not sure. From 1985 to 1994, I worked as a photojournalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first
four years were as a freelance photojournalist. My work has been published in the Oakland Tribune,
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, East Bay Express, Contra Costa Sun, Contra Costa
Times and several other newspapers, newsletters and publications. The next five years were spent as
the Photo Editor/Photographer/Darkroom Technician for a small neighborhood newspaper in San
Francisco. I still have many of my negatives from those time periods and hope to be able to scan my
favorite images and publish them to this website.

Anything else?
It's entirely possible. We enjoy travel and food so I'll probably work those into the site somehow.
Suggestions are welcome.

---dexter

                                    
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