Hello, Paul Peck here.
I’ve been a visual story-teller since high school and enjoy the beauty and complexities of this place I’ve called home for more than 30 years.
I also have a life-long love of bluegrass and roots music, and have hosted “American Anecdotes at least twice a month on KAOS Community Radio, 89.3, kaosradio.org, for more than 10 years.
I think flying kites is a great form of relaxation, have a ham radio license and tend to a large garden in our northeast Olympia neighborhood, with my wife of 40 years. We both have been activists in the community, particularly in the areas of homelessness and housing.
As far as photography, I traveled to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to document relief efforts there just six weeks after Hurricane Katrina wiped it out. This was a life-changing event, followed by work in New Orleans over 10 years with people struggling to rebuild.
And even though it’s been years since I have used one, I still miss the smell of a water-wasting darkroom.