Alan has been making photographs since the 70's and teaching photography since the 80's. He has taught at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
As a recovering commercial photographer specializing in advertising and public relations, he now concentrates on fine art photography. His photographs have been in many group and one- person shows and are part of the permanent collections of several museums, as well as many private collections.
Currently he teaches workshops at Whatcom Community College and is a digital imaging specialist at Quicksilver Photo Lab in Bellingham.