DC Yorksie Art Opening
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About The Event
Dustin Yorksie, who is known to his friends as Woody is a first generation American born to Canadian immigrants. He grew up in the Great Lakes region fishing, the beauty of the outdoors had a lasting influence.
Having started taking photos at a young age, with a Kodak Brownie Bullet, he upgraded when possible, eventually saving up to buy a Pentax K 1000 SE. He traveled the world for 5 years in the Marines as a CH-46E helicopter Crew Chief, camera in hand. Lots of film was shot from the air capturing views from various forwarding locations. Through different careers from Harley Mechanic to running a custom woodworking business, the camera was there capturing the journey through the lens. Only homelessness could eventually separate the two.
After some hard times and help from some wonderful people, obstacles were overcome and stable housing in an artist community lead back to those photography roots. Purchasing a used Sony A6500 in 2018 and solidifying sustainable housing in Oregon lead to Wood's Eye View Photography. Working on skills in the digital side of editing and learning the correlation between digital and traditional darkroom techniques has rekindled the passion to travel the world and share it through the lens with others.
A constant love of space exploration has also led to a newfound passion for Astrophotography as a current major focus. Future work in weather photography, macro and of course landscape is in the sights for Dustin.