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About — M.H. Rubin

“This might not seem like nothing to you now, but it will.”

Selfie at the deYoung, 2015

This is me: I have been a photographer for more than 40 years, a writer for fewer, a long time resident of the Bay Area, but moments away from a big move to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

When I was a kid, I was a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann; his surreal images were everywhere around me. I’ve never been a professional photographer; I’d say I’m a professional amateur — and spend my time evangelizing photographic exploration for consumers. Some of my work these days involves managing a large photographic collection of classical works of midcentury modernism.

Me at 20 and at 57

Concurrent with photography, I’ve had an entrepreneurial career that has spanned industries such as publishing, consumer retail, entertainment media, and technology. Highlights include Lucasfilm, Netflix, and Adobe, as well as number of startups. In the old days I had editing and post production roles on television and feature projects, including the CBS miniseries Lonesome Dove, Paul McCartney’s concert film Get Back and the Bertolucci feature The Sheltering Sky. I’m proud that my ex-wife and I pioneered the you-paint-it “contemporary ceramics” industry (at Color Me Mine, Petroglyph) and even prouder of the successful way we handled our divorce and parenting.

I have a degree in neuroscience from Brown University, which has been nominally useful; my secret passion is to be a performance storyteller (sorta like Spaulding Grey, but without the suicide part); I’m a lifelong educator, the author of essays and books primarily on filmmaking, including a history of Lucas and Pixar: Droidmaker (2005).

It’s been a long meandering career of highs and lows and my Medium stories chronicle the weirdness.

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A publication dedicated to bringing out the stories behind the writers themselves. A place of autobiographies. Types of personal stories include introductions, memoirs, self-reflections, and self-love.

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M. H. Rubin

M. H. Rubin

Living a creative life, a student of high magic, and hopefully growing wiser as I age. • Ex-Lucasfilm, Netflix, Adobe. • Here are my stories and photos.

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