I was wondering what the young Dancer must be thinking with all the troubles in this world? What will the future bring to the next generations !Buy This Print
Jeff Valdez USA
Greetings, friends! Welcome to my Gallery. I was born and raised in the small town of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. I grew up on a farm surrounded by all the things that go into ranching and farming, spending a lot of time with my brothers and sisters, and growing up with my parents and my grandparents, where I learned the true values of life. I left home when I was 13 years old to go to a private school. It was a shock only going home once a month to visit my parents and family, but it made me stronger for the journey I would take later on in life. I learned how to play guitar while I was at this school and that kept me focused all my years in school. I did not start singing until my 3rd year of high school, thanks to a music teacher that pushed me to try to sing. I thought she was crazy , but I was bitten by the bug and soon found out that my music had a way of taking me places I never thought were possible. My first year of college, I was accepted in the prestigious Adams State Choir, and we toured Russia and many other countries. My music became a way of life for over four decades. I entertained as a solo artist from local "honky tonks" for tips, to entertaining our troops in South Korea where I did 4 tours 120 shows per tour. I now have my own personal recording studio, which I really enjoy as a singer-songwriter. I have traveled around the world entertaining people from all walks of life with my music, and I also had a passion for photography from a young age. That was an expensive hobby for a young night club musician, because survival was the name of the game, in those early days. All that changed for me with the age of digital photography. One day a friend let me try his digital camera, out and that was the beginning. I then bought my own first digital camera and what a game changer that was for me! I have been learning to improve my photographic skills since that very day, and have never looked back. I am now enrolled In the AWAKE 2017 class with Sebastian Michaels, a true master of photographic art .This class has kick-started my determination to create better art. I hope you enjoy my images. This is the beginning of a new journey for me.