I was born in Eastern Oregon and moved to the Willamette Valley at a young age, where I grew up in Albany and graduated high school at West Albany High School. In my Junior year in high school, I was pleased to be accepted through a juried selection to Oregon State University's JumpstART a summer precollage art camp for talented high school students. It was at this camp that I was introduced to fine art photography and darkroom processes. I instantly fell in love with photography and shot film through my college years.
I attended Linn-Benton Community College and earned two Associate Degrees, one in Graphic Design and the other in Digital Imaging and Prepress Technologies. After college, I transitioned into digital photography but placed my focus on graphic design, silk screening, and painting, while continuing to shoot digital on a small personal scale.
It wasn't until my wife and I had our daughter and I was laid off from my graphic design job at Hewlett Packard, becoming a stay at home father, that I rediscovered myself as a photographer. I then transitioned back into film, yet held on to digital format as well. I built a darkroom at my home next to my fathers art studio and switch back and forth between the two mediums (digital and film), as well as shooting with paper on large format cameras. I have been blending these mediums together and trying to use the best aspects of all of them at the same time.
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