Tony

Tony was born and raised in Southern Oregon where nature and wildlife is plentiful.  As an adult Tony has seen and experienced nearly every state in the United States as well a few other countries.  When taking into account where Tony grew up and what he has seen since it is no surprise that photography became a part of him.  Photography is the tool for capturing what was unique through Tony’s eyes.  

After earning his  bachelors degree in fine art photography Tony began focusing full time on business while also taking steps steps towards completing the Master's Art program at the Academy of Art University.  In the meantime Tony has exhibited in a number of local locations and has had images published in the Grants Pass Daily Courier.  Tony also received the top honor for a large print from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs competing against submissions from 28 other organizations across the Pacific Northwest. 

 

 

 

Lori

Lori is a native Oregonian born in the small town of Grants Pass in Southern Oregon.  When growing up there many occasions where having slide shows in the living room were not uncommon as her father was an avid documentarian and photographed everything from job sites to hunting trips in the woods.  Lori took photography classes in high school when film was still widely in use and the experience of seeing an image appear on a blank piece of paper always intrigued her.  After graduating high school no matter what Lori did she always had a camera of some kind but it wasn’t until several years later and a variety of life events that Lori returned to her passion in photography.  

While studying alongside her husband through the Academy of Art University Lori has honed her skills and found her style.  While her husband Tony has strengths in nature and wildlife photography Lori found her way in portraiture and commercial work as well as becoming a digital artist creating surrealism and composite imagery.  Together, they support one another as well as compliment each other by being able to meet the needs of nearly every client.  

 

Combined Resume/CV

Education

2017            MA degree started, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2016            BFA Fine Art Photography, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2009            Rogue Community College, Medford, OR (Graphic Design Courses)

2004.           AAS Business Technologies, Rogue Community College

Professional Experience

2015-Present        Private classes for clients ranging from basic camera skills to advanced Photoshop and Lighting 

2014-Present        Teaching basic camera skills and composition through the Caveman Camera Club

Awards and Recognition

2017            Award of Merit, Columbia Council of Camera Clubs

2016            Top honor for large print from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs

2016            President’s Honor List, Academy of Art University (Spring)

2015            Honorable Mention for small print from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs

2015            President’s Honor List, Academy of Art University (Fall)

2014            President’s Honor List, Academy of Art University (Fall)

Exhibition Record

2017            Group Exhibition, Juried Art Show, Artoberfest

2016            Group Exhibition, Juried Art Show, Artoberfest

2016            Solo Exhibition, Grants Pass Association of Realtors

2015            Group Exhibition, Juried Art show, Artoberfest 

2015            Solo Exhibition, The Laughing Clam, First Friday Art Walk

Professional Services

2017/2018       Education Coordinator and Mentor Chair,  Caveman Camera Club

2014/2015        Vice President,  Caveman Camera Club

Skills

  • Proficient with DSLR and film cameras
  • Experienced with studio and location lighting using both natural and artificial light
  • In depth knowledge of fine art, portrait, event and commercial photography practices
  • Processes images with the most up-to-date software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Aurora HDR, Nik Collection and theTopaz Collection 
  • Able to custom print and mount images per archival standards and quality
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Can Produce work from a layout meeting client needs and expectations

Exhibitions Curated

2016-present            Nature,  Grants Pass Association of Realtors

Affiliations

Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce

Southern Oregon Art Guild

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Caveman Camera Club (CCC)

Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs)

Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce

Testimonials

Lori and Tony are amazing! They dedicated every minute to us during our session and never made us feel that out time was running out. The took the time to involve our kids and let them pose us parents resulting in some pretty hilarious family memories. We felt like family friends and they delivered the best family portraits we have ever had. I would highly recommend them to anyone. (B.B)
I never thought family portraits with our hyper toddlers would be this fun. MAP didn’t try to control our kids to do what they wanted but instead worked with what the kids wanted to do and everything was so natural looking in the end. I appreciate it when people don’t try to pose us in a stiff portrait because that just isn’t us. Thank you guys for a great time and fabulous job. (K&G)
The print is AMAZING! Thank you so much for explaining my options, this is even better than expected. (A.T)