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About Brett Starr and Mary Finn
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Brett Starr is a photographic artist born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He picked up a camera for the first time when he was 10 years old and has been making pictures ever since. In 2013 while attending Pima Community College for business administration he took and analog photography one course which ignited his passion for photography. After completing his associates in business he moved to Rochester, New York in 2016 to complete his Bachelors in Fine Art Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. His work primarily focuses on the relationship between one’s self and the environment. Brett uses 19th century photographic processes to emphasize his love for the photographic object, and enjoys the slowed down process of working in the darkroom. Brett has collaborated with renowned artist Kate Breakey for a two person exhibition “The Sky”. In his free time he hones his skills in craft pizza making and is a licensed bartender as well. 


Mary Madison Finn is a photographer and founder of Photographic Works. She was raised in the desert of Tucson, Arizona. Finn moved to Santa Barbara, California where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooks Institute in commercial, and industrial, scientific photography. She has worked as a commercial photographer in Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. Finn returned to Tucson to open her own commercial studio. Several years later she opened Photographic Works, a photo and fine art lab. Finn evolved her company keeping up with the industry as major changes in technology happened. Finn recently felt that after many years it was time for change. Finn has transformed Photographic Works into something new and is no longer a lab. PW now hosts workshops, and gallery events. It is also a creative space with a library. Finn is focused on her own work as well as creating space for photographers and artists to share ideas and community.

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