I have been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, first as a model and actor, did fashion shows, interviews, modelling assignments for designers and products, back in Hollywood in the late 80's and early 90's; And a few bit parts in movies through the years. *Latest - POTC "Dead Men Tell No Tales" 2015.
I moved on to be behind the camera in the early 90's, and quickly moved into shooting for the major modelling agencies in LA, national print magazines, national & international music industry magazines, and doing photo shoots and graphic art for CD packages and PR shoots for indi & major labels. As well, photographing & interviewing celebrities for international media, and photographing industry Gala events in Hollywood where I began to shoot and produce videography for the music industry and informational industries, and on camera interviewing. After being published internationally in a plethora of genres of magazines, I published, edited and shot for my own magazine; and was a staff photographer for a couple other regional magazines in LA.
In 1996 We founded a non-profit organization to benefit innercity and disadvantaged children, and I ran a number of programs to benefit that demographic and need within the child care industry for 5 years before passing the torch onto the other dedicated board members. During this time I also taught photography and post film production & developing to middle school kids through the D.A.R.E. program. In 2000 I left LA to move to Maui to pursue peace and began shooting nature, landscape, human interest and wedding photography, as well, I went back to my root schooling in architecture in having my own design and construction business.
When I left Maui to come to Australia in 2005 I continued both industries; as an entrepreneur in the arts, photography & graphics, and as a specialist in the construction and design industry. From 2006 to present I continue to be affluent in the arts, graphics and photography fields for the love of art with my own brand "Art4Life/Bechtel.Photography"; Where as I have been published in magazines, done major contracts for Councils & Parks, nonprofits, designers, and major companies... And capture nature at it's finest for the love of it, and for stock image production and sales.