Born and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Neil became interested in photography during high school. After completing a BFA in Photography at Ohio University, the US Navy offered photographic experience in the Atlantic Fleet Combat Camera Group. Following the Navy and a move to Arizona, Neil’s career took him into television news gathering, a position he held at Channel 10 in Phoenix for 39 years. In the 1970’s Neil completed his MFA in Photography at Arizona State University. His work has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, and F22 Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, among others. Neil presently serves on the board of Arizona Photography Alliance, participates in photography lectures and workshops, and continues work on creative photography projects.