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The City Journals

Artist Spotlight Casey Grimley

Mar 10, 2016 01:20PM ● By Bryan Scott

By Adam Ritchie | [email protected]

Ogden - Local photographer Casey Grimley has grown his craft in many areas, but nothing stands out more as an artistic expression than his mastery of long exposure and night sky images.

OS: Are you a local to Ogden?

CG: While currently living in Riverdale, I was born and raised in North Ogden.

OS: Where did you find your start in the photography world?

CG: As a child, my family would often get together and look at my father’s carousel projector. He spent time in Germany serving in the Army. He had many photos of my older siblings as children. As a youth myself, I had an old film camera I took on Scouting trips. After High School, I had a job in inbound sales at Camera World.  Working there renewed my interest greatly, but being newly married and attending school it was a difficult time to have the ability to afford any gear. A decade later, as a Google+ user, I closely followed some photographers I admired. They would post details of how shots were achieved and this soon transitioned into studying blogs and numerous learning websites. A year later, my wife could see my growing passion and gave me the OK to purchase a new camera.

OS: What is it you do for an occupation?

CG: I am a full-time architectural drafter/CAD manager

OS: What inspires you to shoot the world?

CG: I enjoy having the ability to show people that there is beauty all around, that sometimes we just need to open our eyes to see it.

OS: Do you have a subject matter that you primarily enjoy capturing?

CG: The night sky. I love the stars. I have many memories of watching the night sky on camping trips with family.

OS: Where can people find you and your work?

CG: Instagram @caseygrimley and @caseygrimleyphoto