Maurice worked for Apple Computer for 11 years as a Systems Engineer, manager for the San Diego and Hawaii regional offices and became the National Media Technologies Specialist for the U.S. sales team. He left Apple in 1994 and helped to build one of the larger royalty free stock photography companies, which was bought by Bill gates in the late 90s. He then went on to help build the digital production team of a LA design firm, and also built the sales team for a video compression company in San Diego.
From 1996 to 2002, Maurice managed and produced the staging and built the presentations for all of Apple’s major U.S. and many international trade shows, where he wrote stage presentations for Apple product introductions and wrote many of Steve Jobs’ keynote speeches. Maurice and his staff were part of the opening production crew the first 11 Apple Computer retail stores, creating and directing the stage presentations in the stores. He also produced show stages and presentations for such companies as Sony, Kodak, Disney, Adobe, General Magic, Vignette and many others. Maurice also spent several years doing “Advance” work and site planning for the Vice President of the U.S. in the late 1980′s/early 1990′s on the West Coast of the U.S.
Today, Maurice is a professional photographer and videographer, as well as a website designer and S.E.O. specialist. Maurice builds and manages over 50 company websites, and photographs and maintains the sites for exotic hotels in Europe, the Caribbean and the U.S. Maurice also shoots auto photography and videography for major car manufacturers, magazines and Edmunds.com.
You can visit Maurice’s photography site, mauricenaragon.com, although most of that content is being integrated into this website.
Les began his career as a photographer for the hospitality industry. Moving from hotel photography to the automotive world, he began shooting for such magazines as Popular Hotrodding, Fabulous Mustangs and VW & Porsche. Les is also an accomplished writer. He began writing press releases and checking copy for the magazines.
Les later became the editor and lead photographer for European Auto Magazine based in Southern California. He spent over a decade dedicating his creative talent to this magazine, making it one of the major players in the supercar world. In 2012, Les had had enough of working for large companies and joined us here to stretch his creative talents.
You can read more about Les’ career in this article in European Car Magazine.