I’ve been a media/tech geek my whole life, which dates back to the time before pixels! I can’t remember a time in my life I didn’t have a camera. I think kids today are born with camera phones and Twitter accounts, but prior to the digital revolution my family had a darkroom. It was complete with a 12 foot sink, running water, 3 enlargers and all the other goodies you would expect. My dad and I built the darkroom out of an old shed in the back yard. We shot black and white 35mm film primarily, but I also managed to get my hands on several medium format cameras over the years.
In High School I was the typical A/V nerd. I recorded music of local punk bands on the weekends with an antique reel-to-reel and yard-sale gear held together with duct tape and willpower. Hey, it worked. I was active in a few extra-curricular school clubs: KPAW Radio Lab and the Yearbook Staff. In those days (late 1980s) — desktop publishing was very rare, the Yearbook Staff actually used scissors and glue to copy and paste layouts, no really. In my junior year I was lucky enough to inherit a fully-loaded graphic design workstation computer. It was a Macintosh that started a life-long love affair with digital media of all kinds.
I own and operate Sharp Design Digital — a full service digital media studio in Southern Oregon.
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