“My role is to be the observer, the curator of visual moments. I’m not there to create moments, I’m there to capture them.
My name is Cliff Etzel and I’m a Pacific Northwest region award winning photojournalist. My work brings the look of documentary and street photography to the areas of family, wedding, birthing and end of life documentary photography. I also produce work for companies, non profits and NGO’s that are humanitarian in their charter. I also offer one day street photography workshops in addition to other services to aspiring photographers to help them go to the next level in their work.
My 30+ year experience for framing and catching fleeting moments and light is what gives my photos meaning and sets my photos apart from run of the mill photographers.
In my photographic work, I feel there’s a real beauty in documenting authentic life experiences.
My passion to document the lives of everyday people is inspired by the acclaimed photographic works of William Albert Allard, David Burnett, Alex Webb plus many others and my passion hasn’t diminished even after all these years.