|Hartson Photography - History / Bio|
History…. Short and Sweet.
2005. Steve Hartson celebrated 20 years 'in the biz' !
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Since 2003, Steve expanded his independent work to include both light-industrial contracting and commercial / construction photography. Hartson Photography become a multi-disciplined service provider with web design services. A recent full time assignment fills the weekdays, however, Hartson Photography is still active across weekends and evenings... with Steve's practiced approach + competitive pricing - Give us a call! 206-525-8514
Biography. (The long version.. for all you inquiring types)
Eight years later (in 1985) and now a new graduate from Bellevue Community College with an AA degree in Bio-Medical / Scientific Imaging, Steve began work as a industrial technician and photographer with The Boeing Company and moved to Seattle... Hartson Photography was then officially licensed with the city of Seattle and so 'officially launched' as a bona-fide business in 1986 to promote contracting opportunity. Steve soon shared a studio space with Preston Wadley in Seattle's Capitol Hill district. From here, all was set for the next 10 years -- Steve enjoyed both a creative studio life and being an active technician with Boeing. On a side note, by mid 1990's Steve's 8x10 Polaroid Transfers were selling in local galleries.. and in 1997 The Polaroid Corporation selected Steve's 8x10 inch 'Bucket of Fish' transfer+watercolor print from over 400 entries to represent Seattle in their national Transfer Art exibition... a nice recognition! As you could emagine, between the daytime work at Boeing, studio work at night, art galleries, and enjoying transfer art... Steve was busy!
In 1993, photo work at Boeing stepped to digital capture and the first '35mm style' camera (built by Nikon and Kodak -the DCS-200) became a new tool in Boeing techical documentation. Every engineering project quickly switched to 'all-digital' methods since it made perfect sense to pair digital photos directly with engineering records. This new direction also spawned the development of a unique digital archive / filing system for Boeing Structures Lab. Here, Steve worked with the lab's computing and engineering staff to create online databases to support 145 engineers across the region. Also, it was compatable with both PC and MAC computer systems.
All seemed ok up to 2003. And then Boeing downsized... again. Today, Steve has collected many well-rounded and time-tested industrial skills with 30 years of uninterrupted professional industrial experiences... and so far with no gray hair. Yet. Steve's trademark easy-going 'can-do' style still shines on and with some new services too! What could be better?
Let's work our success together!
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