Hi, I'm Coop. I am a professional photographer in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. As a documentary photographer, I am a storyteller. That is to say, through my images, I tell stories about the world in which we all live. And then, sometimes I change the perspective to show a different view and invite your contemplations. It is the way in which I have chosen to communicate with the world and I would be honored to help tell your story with my images. I provide outstanding reliable service, a comfortable and enjoyable experience for subjects in front of the camera, and photographs you will love.
My photographic journey started more than 35 years ago. I got hooked on photography in school taking pictures for my high school newspaper and yearbook. There was so much in life I hadn't seen that became possible through photography. I was fascinated with how my camera captured things I had missed even though I was there in the same moment. Having photographs also allowed me to relive special moments that would have been eroded by time.
I am currently a graduate student at the Academy of Art University (AAU) working toward an MFA in Photography. AAU is the oldest private art college in America and I graduate this fall - 2019. Photography was my first true love and in order to ensure the life of my first passion I teach others what I have learned over the last three decades. This continuation of the medium comes about through workshops taught at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
My Proffessional Memberships Include:
Society for Photographic Education (SPE) - Midwest Chapter
American Photographic Artists (APA)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)