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Austin Photographer Park Street has provided photography to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals for over twenty years. Former President of the Austin/San Antonio chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers - ASMP, the preeminent trade association of editorial, commercial, and architectural photographers, your project is safe in his hands and will result in striking work that serves your specific needs.

Park’s services include Corporate Photography, Architectural Photography, Editorial Photography, Commercial Photography, Advertising Photography, Executive Portraiture, Fine Art and as he once used in an ad “Everything except Wars & Weddings”. He primarily works in Austin, San Antonio, Central Texas but shoots worldwide.

Park’s client list includes: Whole Foods, Dell, GSD&M, Wells Fargo, Holiday Inn, HealthSouth, HelioVolt, Walgreens ,and many others. He has been published in hundreds of books and magazines such as Texas Monthly, Communication Arts, & Time to name but a few. His work has been published internationally, collected, used in annual reports, CDs, web sites, and just about any other media you can think of.

Member - ASMP & Texas Photographic Society

2009 ASMP Award

2009-09-15 09:29:08

I am happy to say my work for HelioVolt - http://www.heliovolt.net - has been recognized in the new ASMP Best of 2009 issue. The American Society of Media Photographers is the leading trade association for photographers who photograph primarily for publication.

You can access the article at http://asmp.org/articles/best-2009-street.html.

My Latest Musing

To Peanut With Love

2011-04-03 11:40:50

Peanut died on March 23, 2011. Peanut was Jeff Danielís chihuahua. Our family was also Peanutís God parents. At least that is the easiest way to describe the relationship. When Jeff went out of town we kept Pea. She was also the reason we got our chihuahua, Jasmin. We loved Pea so much our daughter wanted her own dog and she only wanted a chihuahua. Peanut and Jasmin were from the same father so Pea played the mom role with Jasmin.

The way I got to know Peanut was quite special. Jeff was the neighbor across the street. We would see him every once in awhile with Peanut. My daughter who was about seven started asking Jeff to bring Peanut over so she could play with her. She would dress Pea up in outfits and then put her in a baby buggy and take her around the neighborhood. It was amazing how patient Peanut was with this.  She didnít really come over every day though until I blew out a disc in my back. I really wanted to avoid surgery so I ended up in bed for six months in a lot of pain. Almost from the first day Peanut would make Jeff bring her across the street so she could jump in bed with me and nestle up to the precise spot on my spine where the ruptured disc was. Needless to say we bonded quickly. It was the worst time of my life and Peanut helped make it much less horrible than if I had not had her with me.

By the time I had successful surgery we were best friends. She would come over almost every day and since Jeff did a lot of out of town sales Peanut would often stay with us. After a couple of years we got Jasmin who Pea treated as her daughter. It was bliss for us all.

After several years we decided we want to move so we sold our house. Jeff would drive the seven miles to our new house to bring Pea over several times a week and we would keep her anytime he was out of town. Let me say right now that Peanut could not have had a more loving owner, Jeff did more for that dog than many people do for their children. He went out of his way time and time again to make her life as full as possible.

Then Pea started coughing and starting to lose her sight. Jeff took her to every specialist in town and then to Texas A&M one of the finest veterinary schools in the country. Collapsed trachea, cancer, pneumonia, brain problems... So many different diagnoses. Nothing any of us could do seemed to make much difference. We gave her herbs, antibiotics, used a humidifier, used a nebulizer, on and on with trying everything we could. Finally she went completely blind but she had so much love and help from us all it was manageable.

We had her last weekend and she was not good. She wasnít so bad we rushed her to the pet hospital though. Kowecha, my wife, sat with her outside one night and she went to sleep with her head in her hand and she thought she might pass away then. It did happen a few days later. Jeff called my from the pet hospital and told me they had had Pea on oxygen all day but when he tried to take her home that night she was having trouble breathing. You must understand this was a dog that never spent a night without Jeff, our family or his family with her. He said he thought he was going to have to put her to sleep and wanted me to know. Both Jeff and I were crying. He put the phone down to her ear and I told her how much I loved her and what a wonderful dog she was. I told her I hoped she went on to have another great life. I could hear her labored breathing. We got off the phone. I cried.

About ten minutes later he called to tell me he had gone back into the hospital - they had kept it open past closing and he had talked to the vet about how to put her to sleep. They made a decision and the vet went into the back to prepare. Jeff said Peanut was laying in his lap cradled in his hands. She then got quiet, seemed to look at him and her eyes rolled up in her head and she died.

She was a magical dog right to the end.  I hope that when I die the first thing I see is Peanut running over to me.

A few photos...
[caption id="attachment_112" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Peanut"]Peanut[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_110" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Peanut with Elista"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_111" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Peanut with Jeff"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_117" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Peanut, Jasmin, and Baxter with Jeff"][/caption]

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