Whitney Minten

 

 

Hi, I am Whitney Minten. I am an award-winning Portrait Artist out of Madison, Wisconsin. I have degrees in biology, computer science and robotics. While at university and as part of several robotics startups, I wrote code to control robots and their various sensors, including cameras. I also trained experts on how to use these robots in a variety of settings, from search and rescue workers operating in a disaster, to NASA astronauts training on the seafloor. I worked for several years at an optical spectrometer company where I programmed spectrometers and learned the physics behind light and color at their most fundamental levels. Later, I taught Photoshop and graphic design as an adjunct professor. Yet, it wasn’t until after I became a mom that I picked up a camera for the purpose of creating art. With the very first click, I knew I had found my calling. This unconventional career path has allowed me to bring to bear a diverse technical background that gives a unique depth to my photography as well as my backdrops.