I’m Koa .
I use analog and digital techniques to investigate the continuum between people and the rest of nature including photographic evolution.
in sum :
cameras. cats. bikes .
short story long ….
As a fifth generation Benton County resident living within Champinefu I am deeply connected to & shaped by this environment. My work, thus, is influenced & contains aspects of this place – evergrowing thing that it is.
After a year pursuing photography in east Africa, I earned a BS degree in Entomology. Always a curious KAT, I moved to San Diego to manage a collection of spine-less organisms &, ultimately, burnt out of a career in Forensics. I continue to fight sexual violence through my art & supporting that of others’ at Light Rider Studios.
Photography perfectly balances my art & science minds; with it I can create works about human relationships – with self, each other & place.
I continue to collect imagery primarily by bike & construct the stacked stories I see whilst riding …
Email // koa a tom @ gmail . com