Sheboygan Visual Artists

Paul Otto

My long-standing passion for photography began in high school with the school newspaper. We lived in the Chicago area, and I worked as a bag boy at the local grocery store to earn enough money to purchase my first camera--a state-of-the-art Argus C3 35mm. My father helped me convert the old coal bin into a darkroom--such were my first experiences with photography.

After high school, I spent four years in the Navy, and I hardly used a camera for any reason other than to record my travels.  After I left the service I earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Kansas State University.  It wasn't until the late 70's that I realized the potential of photography as a medium for artistic expression.  I began to explore it and in 1980 had my first one-man show.  Eventually, my hobby grew into a full-time career in both fine arts photography and architectural photography.  

My work is represented in many private and corporate collections, both in the United States and Europe, and I have won local and national acclaim in numerous juried exhibitions and one-man shows.

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