My  professional life began in 1969 in photography with the U.S. Army, where I was trained as a photographer, applying my photographic skills to the Vietnam conflict in the early 70’s.

Fresh out of the service, I applied some G.I. bill money toward schooling as a professional announcer in a well-known Hollywood school for radio & television. Upon graduation, I stumbled into a job producing radio programming for Wolfman Jack.  The job was strange at best, and yielded some great L.A. stories that I tell at dinner parties.

At the same time I was introduced to the world of photography professionals by my future mother-in-law and I learned how to click a shutter with some of the best known names in the wedding and portrait realms.

My next show-biz job placed me in a sound studio recording  and mixing various radio programs, including  former Governor Ronald Reagan’s “Viewpoint.” The show folded when the Governor went off to run for President.

The mid-70’s put me back in college working on a journalism degree, which I achieved, along with a great skill set for television and video production. My prominence as a prolific producer there landed me a job with an educational television consortium and eventuated in an associate producer position, working for and with KABC-TV Los Angeles.

At the very same time I was helping start a family printing business in Pasadena when I had an opportunity in newspaper advertising for a major southern California retailer.  The skills of  layout and design, camera work, copy-writing, production and art direction filled my bag of tricks for seven years.

In 1986,  I pulled up roots in L.A. and followed my wife on her career opportunity to the San Francisco bay area, did a short stint in marketing for a building supply manufacturer and eventually hooked up with the public health industry as a writer, designer and  program producer for anti-tobacco concerns.

At this time, personal computers were on the rise, and I found myself swept up into its mouse and Apple world,  learning, out of high interest and necessity, how to write, design and even photograph with this new creative tool.

My first foray into computer design was for anti-tobacco health campaigns and snagged me two Addy Awards for multi-media presentations. I dined on that until the California Prop. 13 funds ran out.

At present, with all these creative outlets, I am enjoying the digital art of photography with a specialty in architecture and interiors. I live in Southern California  and work in both Northern and Southern California

accommodating old and new clients.

And which one of my many talents will be tapped next?Who will need my skills and expertise to inspire, motivate and otherwise communicate?

Well, it could be you.

Timothy D. Manning

About the Artist

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