The quote "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" by Henry Thoreau sums up my career in Photojournalism.


Donn's first opportunity to prove his creative abilities was in high school where he photographed for his high school newspaper and free-lanced for the LAKEVIEW HERALD, a local weekly newspaper in Baattle Creek, Mi. In 1962 Donn enlisted into the U.S. Air Force as a Still Photographer  and while stationed in Kansas City Missouri, photographed President  Harry S. Truman and Astronauts  Ed White, the first American to walk in space with the Apollo 7 Mission and Donn Eisele, also with the Apollo 7 Project.
After serving four years Donn joined the photo staff of the BATTLE CREEK  ENQUIRE & NEWS where he managed the paper's Darkroom and assisted on photo assignments. eventually Donn went to the MARSHALL EVENING CHRONICLE to set up and lead their Photo Department. 
In 1975 television became a career objective and Donn joined the staff of WUHQ-TV 41, an ABC Affiliate station in Michigan as Chief Photographer and Videographer. There he produced and directed TV commercials as well as the weekly "On Location" segment that aired on Saturday nights. Additionally he edited feature films for viewing on air. WEVU-TV 26 in Naples,Florida was Donn's next assignment where he processed and edited the news film for the nightly news show.
Donn contnued his photojournalism career in 1992 when he worked part-time for the NAPLES DAILY NEWS as Darkroom Manager and Staff Photographer. He was featured on the AMERICAN PHOTOJOURNALIST website as won several newspaper photo awards.

Donn is currently freelancing for Scripps - Howard publications in Collier & Lee County, Florida.
Donn's images have appeared in the following publications;

The Bonita Banner - Collier Citizen News - Feature Photo Service - Florida Lawyer Magazine
Globe Communications -
Gulfshore Publishing - Herald Custom Publishing
Harbor Style Magazine - Homes & Land Magazine - Luxury Lifestyles Magazine
Knight-Ridder Photo Service -
Louisville Magazine - Marco Eagle - Mature Lifestyles Magazine
Mavrix News Photos -
Meister Publishing - Miami Herald
"N" The Magazine of Naples -
Naples Illustrated Magazine - Naples Daily News
New York Post - Parade Magazine - PGA Magazine
Point of Purchase Magazine - Silver Image Photo Agency
SW Florida Business Magazine - Swiss Press - Tennis USA Magazine