About Walt

I have been photographing since about 1957. The Junior High School I attended had a camera club with a darkroom. I studied photography at Brooks Institute of Photography between 1968 and 1970. I worked in the photo industry in camera shops, portrait studio darkrooms, commercial studio darkrooms and did some freelance work. I learned early on that I preferred the lab side or doing my own personal photography.

I owned three One-Hour/Custom Photo Labs from 1980 to 2002.

I currently operate a specialty photo lab and gallery plus I teach private photo darkroom classes.

I have been a member of the PhotoZone Gallery since 1992 and have exhibited there and in other galleries to include Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Umpqua Community College Gallery, Jacobs Gallery, Oregon Arts Alliance, Emerald Art Center, Maude Kerns Art Center, the Center For Photographic Art in Carmel California and most recently at the University of Oregon Law Center. I taught photography at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and Lane Community College. I have a large body of Color, B&W and alternative process work. I have been involved in a project to self publish several books using an on demand service.


I have published several books of my work which can be viewed on the Blurb website.

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