Strassburg Photo is my own little corner of the internet. I’m constantly striving to walk the line between artist and gearhead, hopefully making some worthwhile photos somewhere in the middle. This site showcases some of my favorite work on the Galleries page, and check out what’s new on the Blog page.
Central Minnesota is my home. I grew up on a small farm near the geographic center of the state, with fields, woods, wetlands, and all manner of animals. This place shaped much of who I am, and is where I found a love of open skies and exploration. Days spent throwing hay bales, tending animals, fishing, and just running around the countryside were bliss. Only now, when I’m older, can I appreciate the freedom and simplicity of that time. Photography gives me the chance to explore and travel, finding that sense of awe and freedom I felt as a child.
Photography is a relatively recent hobby. Like most people, I liked taking pictures as a kid, but it never fully grabbed my attention. It wasn’t until I went to college in Ely, Minnesota that I bought my first “real” (SLR) camera. Being on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters yielded endless opportunities for photography, and I would spend the next couple years learning the basics of this craft.
When I transferred to a university, I became Photo Editor for the campus newspaper. I continued to learn more about composition, lighting, and mastering the darkroom. This was the time when digital cameras were starting to hit the shelves, so I started discovering what megapixels and white balance were all about.
After college, I worked several years in Idaho and Alaska. I spent some time exploring Europe and the desert Southwest of the U.S. Somehow, I ended up closer to home than I ever expected.
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
Please take some time to explore this site. I hope you find some inspiration to go and explore on your own. There is more to see than a hundred lifetimes could accomplish, and nothing puts this world into better perspective than traveling.