Shane Srogi has been a Professional Photographer and Educator for going on 20 years now. “The Camera is at the intersection of my lifelong interests in Art, Technology and our Environment. It is, for me, the perfect instrument for telling a story.” He was captivated with the American Landscape at an early age while on a cross country trip to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. His fascination lead to a degree in History from Rutgers University. A range of study that included pre-Columbian America through the Formative years of our Nation. His study of Photography took hold there too, “I convinced my Thesis Teacher to let me complete my Thesis as a Photo Essay.”
In the Mid 90’s Shane made his move toward digital, with a 2 year degree in Multimedia Production from the Art Institute of Seattle. “This was a natural progression for me I had been programming since the age of 10 and something I wanted to be in on the ground floor of.” He graduated as part of a pilot program with 11 other students.
Shane teaches Workshops throughout the country, year round and manages a custom print lab. He has worked on the History Channel’s Great Race, a Rally Car race across the West. The X-Files Video Game where his still images merged with video to become part of the fabric of this live action game. He is most proud of his conservation work in Washington State, helping maintain wild rivers and clean water, Wolf reintroduction, and being asked by REI to document an area that would eventually get park designation. His prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country.
He currently lives on a Rescue Horse Ranch in South Florida but his years in Seattle have left him with a serious love of coffee.