Opal & Agate Photography LLC
Hired 5 times
Serves Lakewood, OH
1 year in business
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Details: Professional / business • Office • 1 person • No outfit changes • Flash drive • My home, venue, etc.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I earned a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in SF, CA in 2010. I focused my gallery portion of my final semester on Alternative Process Photography: Safer Chemical Processing and Non-Harmful Makeup of Chemical Emulsions in producing Van Dyke Prints and Platinum Prints. After school I went on to work mostly with digital photography which had just become the standard for photography worldwide.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was the guy with the camera when I was a teen and totally immersed in skateboarding. I shot a lot of film of friends and acquaintances riding in the mid to late 90’s. I started to get a lot better at skateboarding and stopped shooting for probably 6-7 years when skateboarding ruled my life. After an injury and chronic pain started setting in, I went to art school to study photography and per-sue a fine art degree. I especially loved the portrait studio in school and I have a sharp eye so I realized I had a knack for people pictures. I started planning a studio in 2011 when I married my soul mate, Emily. It is finally manifesting.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I love hiking and recently after arthroscopic surgery in my right knee; I picked it back up in a major way. I hike at Whipp’s Ledges a lot (3 times a week every week this year so far) and I have always been drawn to the rock formations there so I have been , essentially, taking “portraits” of interesting subjects of ancient rock and their scars, inclusions, and sedimentation. The purpose of the project is to document humanity living with nature and seeing the past in detail. The images are coming along wonderfully and I am proud of them but I am most proud my dedication to capture them. I look forward to sharing them in a book soon.