Stanley Smith was formerly Head of Collection Information and Access at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was in charge of maintenance and dissemination of information about the Getty’s collection including images, multimedia, audio tours, didactic material, mobile applications, digital asset management, and scholarly requests. He also headed the digital photo studio for Seattle’s Experience Music Project, where he was instrumental managing the digitization of EMP’s extensive collection. He was founder and CEO of Argentum, a professional photographic and digital lab in Seattle then joined Mac Holbert to launch The Image Collective.
Widely regarded as the world’s first digital printmaking studio focused solely on photography, Nash Editions established an international reputation for fine art photographic digital output. Prior to Nash Editions, Mr. Holbert was the Tour Manager for such music groups as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Peter, Paul & Mary and Carole King. He has long been active in the environmental movement helping to produce benefits for the Cousteau Society, Greenpeace, the Algalita Foundation and others. In 2000 Mac was honored by being named a Computerworld Smithsonian Award Laureate for his pioneering work in digital printmaking. Mr. Holbert has lectured extensively and conducted workshops on digital printing.
Alan graduated from MIT, went to work at Apple, and then started Open Door Networks. Alan helped engineer Apple’s original Macintosh computer, helped steer the city of Ashland’s Fiber Network, and is the creative force behind the award-winning Art Authority line of apps for Apple devices.
Jim is a parallel entrepreneur. One of his companies, Project A, writes e-commerce solutions for clients all over the world and will be providing new e-commerce sites supporting on-demand product orders for museums worldwide. He partnered with Alan many years ago to develop the award-winning app line, and is also passionate about community causes, both local and global.