Meet Art Koch

Head & Heart Local Bay Area Photographer

Art Koch

Arthur Koch was born in Miami Florida and has been living and working in the Bay area for 30 years as a photographer, painter, and digital artist/animator. He earned a BFA in Painting and Photography at Columbia College and continued his studies in at the Academy of Art, SFSU, and CCSF. His background in painting and illustration influence his approach to photography with a foundation in composition, color theory, and visual communication. Working as a 2D/3D digital artist has kept him up to date with technology exposing him to digital photography and editing.

His passion is for food, fashion, and architecture, with a weakness for sunsets and panoramas. He enjoys documenting San Francisco’s many cultural events. When he isn’t shooting on a sunny day he is walking around the city at night, often in the rain, to capture San Francisco’s charm and character. Travel photography was what initially drew him to photography. In 2019, he circled the globe with his son and his drone.

Photos can be ordered on his web site or he is available for photo shoots of all kinds including food, real-estate, weddings, events, portraits, products, any dream you would like to fulfill, or memory you will cherish.

When he is not taking and editing photos, he is outside painting landscapes, large scale murals, cooking something fresh, exercising, or dancing to cherish every moment!

“It’s all about light. Light is the common denominator in all of my work from drawing with little squares of light (pixels), to capturing light with my camera and painting. The quality of light, composition and interpretative style can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Seeing beauty in the simplest things and expressing my vision through art enriches my life and those around me ” -Art Koch

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