O. Henry Mace has been a professional photographer for most of his adult life. While working on a psychology degree at the University of Missouri, Henry operated a small-town photography studio. In 1971, he and his new wife moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where Henry worked as a medical videographer and freelance photographer. His clients included renowned maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Richard Hamilton, Barbizon Models, the Mrs. America Pageant, Pentax Corporation, Vidal Sassoon, and Aaron Spelling Productions (top photo), among others.
Henry is the author of the number one world-wide guide to collecting 19th century photographs and at one time owned one of the largest West Coast collections of 19th century images. He has also published a collector’s guide to Victoriana and authored the highly praised non-fiction title 47 Down: A history of the 1922 Argonaut Mine Disaster, published by John Wiley and Sons. Henry designed his first website, timeship.com, in 1996, when the World Wide Web was just six years old. By the turn of the 21st Century, Timeship's splash page sported an animated three-masted sailing ship that cruised onto the page and settled under the masthead. The concept was impressive enough to win him a Dottie Award in Sacramento in 2001.
Now based in Napa, California, Henry works as freelance photographer, specializing in promotional photography for hotels, B&Bs, VRBO rentals, and restaurants, as well as art & decorative photography, model portfolios, and all types of commercial/promotional photography for Internet use. Henry also continues to focus on writing historical non-fiction. He is currently working on a biography of one of America's premier 20th century female Washington correspondents, Ruth Finney.