Born in 1952 in Champaign, Illinois, George became interested in photography at the age of 12. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in 1975 with a BFA in Photographic Illustration.
He moved to Columbus that year and was employed as a staff photographer at Icom Inc. In 1979, he became the first staff photographer at the Media Group Inc. Both companies were primarily involved with corporate communications, film, video and multimedia presentations.
George started his own business in 1984, and soon specialized in photographing people for regional, local and occasionally national projects. Most of his work is produced for corporate, institutional and advertising clients. His work has appeared in annual reports, billboards, ads, magazines and in-store displays.
George has been teaching at CCAD since 2000.