Loading, Please wait....
Paul Sivley
http://socialdocumentary.net
/photographer/Paul Sivley
Email
psfoto@comcast.net
Phone
5035023385
Country
United States

Biography

Paul Sivley
Mail: 5190 SW Wichita St, Tualatin, OR 97062
Studio: 30789 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
503 502 3385 (cell), www.paulsivley.com
www.facebook.com/paulsivleyphotography

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Award Winning Professional Photographer 2003-present
• Specializing in business portraiture, interior and exterior architectural, food and product, travel/editorial imagery and decorative fine art
• Trained in operating top of the line Nikon equipment, extensive image retouching software, advanced studio and location lighting systems. Operating from a studio in Wilsonville, Oregon or on location
• Strong interpersonal skills developed over the course of over 30 years in the private and public sector

Digital Photography Teaching Assistant 2005-2007. San Francisco, CA
Part-time position assisting students and instructor with questions on digital equipment, photographic practices and studio lighting.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) 1985-2003. San Francisco, CA
I last served at PG&E as Manager of Generation Interconnection Services. Experience included extensive leadership, supervisory, and public relations challenges at the director level.

U.S. Congress 1979-85
Staff member on Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Senator Frank Murkowski, as well as key roles in various Senate and House offices.

Mayor, City of San Carlos, CA 1993
I served on the San Carlos City Council from 1989-93, becoming Mayor that last year.

EDUCATION

I have a Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in Political Science from Utah State University.

I participated in the BFA program at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco under a full year tuition scholarship.

I continue to take software, business and technical training courses in the photography industry to assure I can bring clients the advantages of changing technology.

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

I am a member of the following trade associations related to my business: Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association, National Press Photographers of America, American Society of Media Photographers, Home Builders of America (HBA) - Oregon, National Home Builders of America, Professional Remodelers Organization of Portland, and the Interior Design Society (U.S. and Portland Chapter).

VOLUNTEERISM

Current Member:
Tualatin Chamber of Commerce Executive Board; Co-Chair - Portland-Mutare (Zimbabwe) Sister City Board; HBA Finance and Communication Committees.

Past Member:
Chairman, Tualatin Planning Advisory Committee; Clackamas County Budget Committee; Business Networking International (BNI); Tualatin Budget Committee; Commonwealth Club; World Affairs Council of Northern California; California League of Cities. San Carlos, CA: Redevelopment Agency, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Planning Commission, Education Foundation Board of Directors.

SHOWS AND RECOGNITION

Awarded $5300 grant in December 2011 by the Oregon Regional Arts and Culture Commission. Grant is for imagery and interviews with inspirational women in Zimbabwe who receive little exposure, merit recognition and who can serve as role models. Show of work December 2012.

Selected as "Businessperson of the Year" by the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce in 2010.

Awarded scholarship in April 2010 by the National Press Photographers Association for course in Multimedia - combining still photography with video and audio.

Awarded scholarship by Nikon and Sante Fe Photographic Workshops in May 2010 to fund participation in travel imagery course taught by Nevada Wier, one of the top travel photographers in the world. The award is given to the photographer who shows "personal vision that inspires great pictures."

My imagery was purchased for publication in the June 2010 Bradt Travel Guide to Zimbabwe.

My imagery from India, Burma, Namibia and other locations overseas formed the bulk of a 2 person photographic show at the Tualatin Heritage Center in March/April 2009.

My portraiture work was part of a group show at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, California in September 2004 and again in November 2005. My photojournalism work was exhibited at Canada College in November, 2005. I was awarded a one year scholarship at the Academy of Arts University for color portraiture entered in the San Mateo Expo Photo Contest in August 2002. In August 2004, I won first place for B&W portraiture in the same contest.