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Todd Siechen

Started photography in 1978 with a Minolta SRT101. I grew up with a camera in my hands so it's hard to think of a time in life when I wasn't snapping pictures or looking at the world through a lens. I entered the U.S. Navy photo school in 1986 and spent 5 years as a military photographer.

I really love getting to know new people. Everyone has a story. Expression of the self is paramount to capturing great images of people. I thoroughly enjoy the interaction to bring out the most authentic self I can. I like to think that I can get people to trust me quickly so the interaction will persuade self consciousness to move out of the way. A wise photographer once told me to allow, even expect to make many mistakes. For this will allow you to discover the really great work.

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