Ron Hall p1_9601

   I was born in Sallanches France and raised in the United States.  When I  was nine years old his family moved to Saigon, Vietnam as missionaries where we lived for 3 years. This experience I'm certain had a profound effect on my photography today.

 My first camera was a small Kodiak Instamatic camera, given to me by my parents, and while on a trip I began to develop a love for photography.

  It wasn't until I was in High school that I began to think of how photography could be a career for me.  My father had asked a local photographer friend to teach some classes at our church and this is when I learned to develop my own film and print my first photos. The darkroom became a second home for me.        

  While I was in college studying photojournalism  I worked for the University newspaper and magazine. During my senior year, I was privileged to win a prestigious Robert F. Kennedy award for a project about a handicapped boy that I had worked on during my senior year.

Currently, I am working for Pepperdine University, a small private college on the West Coast, as their University photographer.                 

I'm married and have two children and I live outside the Los Angeles area.

I have a strong belief in following one's heart and intuition when approaching any assignment, if you don't really believe in what you are doing or have any feelings for the assignment then you are only being dishonest to yourself and your client.  And being honest to yourself is the first step in finding your own voice in photography.                                                                         

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