Crowson Photography was created in 2016 while completing a MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University. As a 'late-bloomer' (52) and a Florida native, Tallahassee has been my home-base for 26 years. My professional history includes 10 years plus as both graphic designer and cruise ship musician and most recently in what feels like a dream come true, photography.


Working on my MFA at the same time, my ship gig allowed me to photograph trees and street performers all over the globe, as well as supplied many subjects on which to hone my portraiture and location lighting skills. My graphic design demonstrates a clean and functional style that, like my photography strives to simplify messages and clarify objectives.

From all my various artistic disciplines, I have developed a keen sense for affecting emotional responses & I carry this talent into my image creation with a mission to arrest viewers with visual strait-forwardness and subjective wonderment for both nature and our human spheres.



Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Academy of Art University, 2011 to 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Music, Florida State University, 1984 to 1987 and 2000 to 2003

Certificate in Commercial Art, Lively Technical Center, 1990 to 1992


Work Experience

Owner, Crowson Photography, 2016 to present

Music Director/Orchestra, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, 2007 to 2016

Gallery Assistant, Park West Gallery at Sea, 2008-2016

Writer/Travel Photographer,, 2010 to 2011

Graphic Designer, Bailey Publishing and Communications, 2006 to 2007

Music Director/Showband, Carnival Cruise Lines, 2002 to 2005

Graphic Designer, The Tallahassee Advertiser, 2000 to 2001

Graphic Designer/Public Information Specialist II, Florida Department of Insurance, 1996 to 1999

Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Homes & Land Magazine, 1994 to 1995

Graphic Designer, Thrifty Nickel Want Ads, 1992 to 1994



Artopia, a fund-raising auction and show, Big Bend Cares, June, 2016 & 2017, Tallahassee, FL

Southern Exposure Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Visiting Artist Group Show, April 2017


Awards and Published Work

Finalist, Photographer’s Forum’s 34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest, 2014

Russian House and Garden, “Landscape Projects, Gardening Like Travel,” page 45, June 2012

Chasing the Light, Summer In San Marco, Self-Published Fine Art Photography Book, 2011

Winning Logo, Lively Technical Center Logo Design Competition, 1993

Winning Logo, The United Way of the Big Bend’s Logo Design Competition, Take Time To Care, 1993



COCA - Council on Cuture and Arts, Tallahassee


Client List:

Perky Pets

Dance Cast, Jewel of the Seas 2013

Mike Hunnerup, DJ


Volunteer Work

Product-Event Photographer/Graphic Designer, WFSUTV and Radio, Summer 2010

Event Photographer, Tally Top Pet Annual Photo Contest 2016