ABOUT ME

KIRK WILLIAM PHALING

BIO

Kirk William is a documentary & landscape photographer and photography teacher working exclusively in  the landscapes  of  the American West.  He is currently expanding his  personal projects to included  the land-scape's relationship  to significant geological, historical, and cultural periods that  have defined the spirit of the American West.  


Kirk received an Associate of Arts degree in photography from the College of San Mateo before entering the Fine Arts degree program at San Francisco State University with emphasis in photography and modern art history. After stints as a portrait photographer and darkroom technician in the SF Bay Area, he went on to study graphic design and advertising with Lawrence Bender Associates in Silicon Valley. Due to the confining aspects of commercial work, Kirk eschewed  it  to remain a “free bird” as he likes to say, allowing him time to pursue personal projects.

From 2013 to 2019 Kirk produced 20 “ Leica in the Landscape“ workshops throughout the western states for Leica Camera, USA,  In 2019 he formed American West Workshops to allow him to  teach photography in the places he loves . Besides his ongoing documentary and landscape projects, Kirk currently exhibits  at  his  gallery  in  Murphy’s,  California,  and  works to print and promote editions of his archived collections .

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American West Workshops.com

210110 Shannon Drive, Sonora, California 95370, United States

(650) 430-9167