My love of photography
dates back to my first experience with a camera, a point-and-shoot
Minolta my parents gave to me for my 12th birthday. My interest grew while experimenting with
the camera while on long summer camping trips throughout the west. The eager anticipation
of waiting for my pile of processed Kodachrome slides to come back in the mail
after we got home is a joy I will never forget. Over the years the hobby became more
serious as I transitioned from point and shoot to 35mm SLR's to medium format, from
mail-in processing at the supermarket to a home made color darkroom,
and finally from film to professional quality digital imaging and
printmaking. Photography has become a true passion for me, and a great part of that
enjoyment now is sharing the beauty of nature with others.
My parents were Lithuanian and German immigrants and raised me in
Downey, California. I attended Harvey Mudd College in nearby Claremont,
and went on to graduate school at the U. of
California, Irvine. Thereafter, I lived in Salt Lake City for several years, and settled in the
beautiful Seattle area in 2001.
In 2003, I founded Ben Babusis Photography (formerly LIghtscape Gallery) as on online medium to both share and sell my images. I have been actively
displaying my work in numerous venues in the Seattle area, and keeping
myself busy planning my next photographic adventure. I currently live on beautiful Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, Washington.