Excerpt: Ctein's Biography, from the website
I'm Ctein, and I'm not your average photographer.
I have a double-degree from Caltech in English and Physics, and I've written over 500 articles, columns, books, and manuals on photographic topics. I've done research in everything from solar astronomy to computer screens and from the seventy-year-old dye transfer printmaking process to state-of-the-art electronic color displays. I've made new discoveries about ordinary black-and-white photographic printing and new designs for computer printers.
I'm also a crack technical writer. I've written manuals for (among others) Be, Inc. on hardware and Electric Communities on software. Along with word-processing I can do illustration, page layout (I designed and laid out my book POST EXPOSURE), and HTML (obviously). If you're in need of a part-time contract technical writer take a gander at my resume.
But, in my heart of hearts, I'm an artist. Kodak made me their PPA Featured Photographer in 1983, and everyone who has seen my work declares it unparalleled. The editor of the magazine PHOTO Techniques wrote of my work, "Ctein may well be one of America's most accomplished unknown photographers." That's very flattering, but I'd like to do something about that second-to-last word. Hence, this modest effort at self-promotion.
Ctein has produced artwork that has been used for the free, French RPG, Twin Galaxies.