Printing Team

sarah is a dedicated member of our TrueArt™ Creative Production Team
Sabine is a proud part of our TrueArt™ Creative Production Team
Bob is our Master Giclee Printer and a proud member of our TrueArt™ Creative Team
Dan is our LightJet operator and a dedicated member of our TrueArt™ Creative Team

SarahSarah Power

The first time I picked up a SLR, my Canon EOS, I couldn’t believe how cool it was to be able to sharpen what seemed to be out of focus. Turned out I needed glasses!  Once I discovered the Colorado Institute of Art, I had my calling.
After finishing my education at CIA in 1984, I immediately went to work in the photo reproduction industry. I have honed my color management skills over the years and am now considered an expert color printer with an awesome ‘color eye’. As the digital age has pretty much put all those darkroom skills in the archives, I’ve had to reinvent myself digitally. One of the greatest things about photography is change, this can be both good and bad, but I always try to look at things positively. I wanted to learn Photoshop, so I threw myself at it in the year 2000. I’ve been with Reed since 2003 where I have continued to refine and expand my Photoshop knowledge with the help of both Kim Reed and John Harris. These guys know everything you could possibly need to know when it comes to Photoshop, and I have them in my back pocket. After being in this industry for over 25 years, it’s amazing how I am still challenged at times. Being able to use Photoshop everyday allows me to continue being creative and use all the years of my color expertise to bring out the best possible image. I take tremendous pride in what I do and I’ve been told it shows!

MelanieBob Jewett

I’m not just one of Reed’s Master Pigment Printers; I’m an artist, a collagist and an insatiable collector of found ephemera. I come by my eccentric sensibilities naturally; I get it from my grandfather. Years ago, I worked at Rocky Mountain Custom Photo, a one-hour film processing lab, cranking out hundreds of machine prints every day. Those machines jammed all the time. I was intrigued by those munched “photo fubars”, so I started collecting bits of the rejected, damaged, photo paper that came from those jams, cutting them into geometric shapes, and piecing them together in collages. It was around that time that I discovered the meaning behind my family name, Coller. While thumbing through art books in a hole-in-the-wall book store, I picked up a dictionary on art terms and processes. It turns out that the French word, coller, means “to stick or paste together”. My grandfather was a collage artist and I knew then that my penchant for collages was in my blood! That’s really where my journey as an artist began.

When I made the move to Reed in 1993, I was able to take the “color eye” that I developed at RMCP and refine it working alongside the pros. I learned what fine-art quality is from the best, Bob Reed. Now, I oversee Reed’s Metal and Pigment Printing divisions. I love what I do here. I love working with artists and being immersed in the artistic process every day. People might not realize how much skill and effort goes into making a print better than anyone else. I’m proud every day of the successful problem-solving and extreme attention to detail that makes that possible.

There’s always something new here—people, products, art. I love that. And it motivates my own artistic projects. In addition to being a pro printer at Reed, I’m a near full-time artist, showing my own work in galleries, festivals and by commission.

SabineSabine Walker

After I finished my job training as a photo technician in Germany, I came to the US in 1993. Over the years, I’ve worked for professional photographers and reproduction facilities in California and Colorado.
As much as I like taking photos of family and friends, I love the aspect of printing in my job, which I have been doing for Reed since 2005.
I have been told that I have the best eye for color west of the Mississippi!
Call me crazy, but I believe work is a blessing.

DanDan Walters

I’ve been a photographer since I was a kid, shooting a little bit of everything, but one thing I knew early was that I loved telling a story with my camera. That was why I enjoyed shooting sports as a student, and then, ultimately, studied Visual Communication & Journalism at Metro State College in Denver Colorado. Although my plan was to pursue Photojournalism, my love for the outdoors ultimately led me to my real passion: wildlife photography. After college, I worked as a custom printer at The Pro Lab where I was inspired by the beautiful scenic and wildlife images I printed. I’m an avid hiker and mountain biker, so when I acquired my first 300mm lens I decided to try it out on a hike up Mount Evans to see the mountain goats. I was hooked. Now, I’m out shooting every weekend during cold weather, and after work, as well, during the summer.

I’ve learned to be patient and wait for the drama that characterizes my wildlife work. I’m not interested in pretty animal portraits, but instead, I capture dramatic moments where there is action or emotion from the animal. I am honored to have had my images in numerous industry publications, including National Geographic, Colorado Outdoors, Bugle Magazine, All Animals Magazine, Smith-Southwestern Publishing, and Chicago Wilderness Magazine. But, my proudest accomplishment to-date is being included as one of the international Share the View Competition Top Ten Colorado Photographers for two years running. The competition is tough in wildlife photography, so I consider this a real honor.

In 2008, I came onboard with Reed as the lead Lightjet printer. Many years mentoring with the likes of Rocky Mountain News photographer, Jay Kelzer, and Steve Annibal from The Pro Lab, taught me what makes a good print. Basically, I approach every image as though it were my own. I make sure I would be happy hanging it on my own wall. But, when I’m not printing other photographers’ amazing work, I’m out in nature searching for the perfect light to showcase the amazing animals that I love.