Local photographer Nathan Caulford will be displaying his photos at the Imagine Ballet Theatre studios as part of Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll on August 5th . Doors will open at 6:00 pm for guests to view the gallery, and closes at 9:00 pm.
Caulford began shooting and working in the darkroom as a hobby in 1999. He started using digital in 2003 when he accepted a job with Digital Specialties, a sporting event photography company. By 2004, he had been contracted to photograph National Championship events for U.S. Figure Skating, as well as the bi-annual State Games of America for the U.S. Olympic Committee. In 2005, he was hired to photograph the Luge World Championships, and began working with film talent on-set and in his Salt Lake City studio.
Caulford has photographed Archery World Cup, Youth Archery World Cup, WAC Basketball Championships, Winter Dew Tour, “Among the Maya” (a personal project in Guatemala), two commissions for Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and he regularly shoots for Ogden Business Development Division, and the Salt Lake City-based architectural firm, Axis Architects.
Caulford has been awarded five awards by the Society of Professional Journalists, including three 1st place awards (feature photography, sports essay, and sports feature). He is also the recipient of the American Democracy Award given by the New York Times.
Caulford’s favorite genres are portraiture and nature. His major influences include David Leeson and Greg Gorman.