Cooley Cooley


Born and raised in San Diego, California, I am inspired by my surroundings that include not only a variety of different landscapes and terrain, but also a vast array of individuals that make California the unique place that it is. I enjoy finding and documenting the parts of our culture that are not always apparent on the surface. Searching for places and events that tell about history and culture are what sparks my passion for filming and storytelling. I like to take photographs and videos of current and popular cultures because so much can be revealed through these images. Equally, I enjoy industrial photography and documenting our culture as a whole through our relationship with the environment.

Academically, I received a B.A. in Arts and Technology from California State University, San Marcos. My degree enabled me to focus on the disciplines that I enjoy most, which included Photography, Videography and Graphic Design.

Professionally, I worked for many years as a product photographer and editor for a successful surf company doing in-house and on-location shoots. My experience with an additional professional photography organization includes assisting in creative photo shoots for large brand companies and their sponsored athletes. I have also produced videos and graphics for a high-end auto-customizing company.

I thoroughly enjoy creating meaningful artwork and continually strive to take my skills, creativity and technical experience to the next level.