Collin Berg is a Senior Communications major born and raised on the plains of South Dakota. His mother was an art teacher and father a math teacher while he grew up. Their left and right brains both influenced him creatively to explore mathematical and structured art. He loves seeing the order and majesty that lies underneath plants, waterfalls, and structures. The Eagle caught up with him just before he heads off into the world beyond OKWU.
“This is Jenny Lake, in The Grand Tetons. I wanted to get down close to the water to let the mountains fill the the picture and seem large but distant, with the water crashing in making the picture seem active and alive.” -Collin
Eagle: What sparked your interest in photography?
I got into photography by chance, I originally got my camera to do Videography. I started shooting with it after I got it and I ended up with 15,000 photos after a year.
Eagle: What is your favorite thing about your process of creating art?
Going out and shooting is always great. Learning to be in the moment, then capture it for later, rather than shooting right away made me appreciate life a lot more.
Eagle: The hardest part?
Lighting and color. Getting that perfect about of color and light to create the perfect mood.
Eagle: What is the most favorite work you have done?
One of my shots was on the front page of the Bartlesville Examiner. It’s hard to choose a favorite shot when you’ve taken 20-30 thousand. Right now it may be one of my pictures from Hong Kong.
About the cover photo: “This was a quick grab as we left the Tetons. The sunset that day was spectacular.” -Collin