Bachelor of Arts Journalism, U. Miami (Florida), 1960.
Staff photographer Miami News, 1960-1963, Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1963-1966. Photographer, writer International Harvesters, Chicago, 1966-1967. Picture editor National Geography Magazine, Washington, 1967, photographer, 1967-1969.
Picture editor Detroit Free Press, 1969. Writer, photographer Denver Post, 1969-1977. Freelance writer, photographer, 1977-1988.
Director photography Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, 1988-1990. Instructor photojournalism, department journalism University Missouri, Columbia, 1990. Instructor School Visiting Communication Ohio University, Athens, 1991-1992.
Working book author Cupp Design, Inc., Atlanta, 1993. Graphics editor Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Sun-Sentinel, 1993-1994. Freelance writer & photographer Hilliard, Ohio, since 1994.
President, creative director Photos Online, Inc., since 1995. President Half Moon Public, LLC, 2003—2006. Teacher junior and senior high school-adult classes, including Journalist-in-the-schools, pilot program, Aurora, Colorado, 1974-1976, National Endowment Arts poet-in-residence 5 Colorado schools.
Photography aboard Voyager Spacecraft.
Board of directors Friends of Children of Vietnam, adoption agency, 1973. Member National Press Photographers Association (recipient numerous awards, citations, including, named National runner-up Photographer of Year 1965, 72, named Regional Photographer of Year 1974, recipient 2nd Place News Picture Story award 1974, 3rd Place Sports Picture Story award 1974, McWilliams award for picture story 1974, McWilliams award for single picture 1974, 75, 2d Home, Family Picture Story award 1972, co-chairman national convention), Colorado Press Photographers Association (Vice-President), American Society Magazine Photographers.
Married Catherine Lucille Lum, November 20, 1965. Children: Mary Catherine, David Patterson, John.