I recently realized that while I had posted the details about my new position at HID Global on Facebook and LinkedIn, I had never really defined what the change would mean for this blog.

First, I plan to continue with the blog. I enjoy writing, and it is a therapeutic outlet for me.

The change in my position means little; yet, it means a lot. I know that is confusing, but let me explain. This blog has always been a personal blog, except for a short stint when it was linked to the Creative Memories site. I post details and my thoughts about events and things that interest me.

I have been interested in photography since a stint on the Lincoln Middle School yearbook in eighth grade. When I was in high school, I got my first real camera and traveled to South America. In graduate school I taught black and white photography at the M.I.T. Student Art Association. From M.I.T. I moved to a position at 3M in medical imaging and to Creative Memories. My blog will continue to reflect those interests.

This blog will no longer reflect Creative Memories views or the viewpoint of a Creative Memories employee. For the official Creative Memories viewpoint, I recommend their web site, as well as Facebook. There is no dearth of information coming from Creative Memories.

If I come across information interests me, I will write about it. Essentially, I plan for this blog to offer a more balanced perspective on the imaging industry. Creative Memories makes great products and so do many other companies.

Expect to see more posts related to identification and security. I am now working in this area, and it interests me.

If you chose not to follow my blog because of these changes, I will miss you.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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3 Responses to Change

  1. Monica Lee says:

    I, too, have found that since leaving Creative Memories that I appreciate many things about its products but I have learned other manufacturers offer excellent quality as well and sometimes options that better suit my needs. I enjoy your writing (and your humor) and I will look forward to what you blog about images (and whatever else) in the future.

  2. Nicole says:

    No plans to leave – I appreciate your sharing your thoughts and experiences with us.

  3. DenaInIA says:

    I will continue to follow your blog. I appreciate your knowledge base and your willingness to share.

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