Nolan Streitberger

Nolan Streitberger

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 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). I have been blending the two mediums together and trying to use the best aspects of both mediums at the same time.

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