2016 darren  atkinson                                                                                                      ...I like what I see!

About

Darren  Atkinson

-Born in Rexburg, ID

-Raised in Casa Grande, AZ -By loving parents, six older siblings (not always loving) ,and fellow villagers.

-Living & Working from Springville, Utah

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Studied commercial photography and photo journalisn in Phoenix, AZ.

 

 My first memory of becoming passionate about photography was in Boy Scouts. Our Scout leader was a college professor and photo enthusiast. We made pin hole cameras from shoe boxes and processed the pictures in a makeshift darkroom in his home bathroom. I remember it being a magical experience. Later I registered for a photography class in High School. After High School I studied commercial photography and photo journalism. I worked as an assistant for a fashion photographer in Phoenix and also worked in a darkroom for a newspaper.  I found myself serving in the military and working in other fields while doing mostly portrait and wedding work when time permitted. I have now set out to enjoy myself and do the work I have longed to do for so long-putting all the excuses to the side and loving it!