I was raised in a family of portrait photographers who have served the Denver area with Maternity, Newborn, Family, Graduate, Wedding and Business photography for over 70 years. At age 12, I started working in my father's portrait studio. I would stand on a box in the darkroom to reach the tanks that I used to process 5x7 BW sheet film. Eventually, my dad handed me a camera (that still used flash bulbs) and told me to go photograph a wedding - the "sink or swim" method of photography instruction. Well, clearly, I didn't drown. I managed to swim to the surface and begin an enduring photography career of my own.
I am grounded in traditional black and white photography. Seeing the way the lens sees. Studying light, texture...life. Translating that vision to film and the craftsmanship of the fine art silver gelatin print .
As an artist who continues to evolve, I am also open to and excited about the merits of digital photography. I believe that, ultimately, my time-tested gifts as a photographer do not rely on the type of camera or the type of medium that I choose.I have photographed the famous and the infamous, the rich and the poor, and I always strive to capture the life force quality that makes each person unique and human.
My goal is simple - to be "hands-on" in every phase of the custom photography process so that you and I create a timeless statement, a piece of art worthy of a distinguished place on your wall, to be enjoyed for decades.
I am a third generation of Abdoo photographers serving the Denver area. For over twenty years I have studied and worked with my father.
I started as a print maker in my father's darkroom learning the subtleties of light and shadow. For many years we have worked together photographing weddings.
Though highly influenced by his work and philosophy I have developed a style and energy all my own.
I believe the camera reveals a truth and a spirit of my subject. A moment when light, shadow and composition tell a story.
I've extended my education by attending courses in photography at Community College of Denver. I also studied with Cole and Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill in Carmel Highlands California.