|Sacramento Photographer, Eric Courtney
|Nick Name: "E"
Experience: Over 25 years
Personality Type: Creative, but not snobby
Education: Hard Knocks, A RC
Locations: Anchorage and Sacramento
Favorite Visionaries: Rembrandt van Rijn, Helmut Newton, Stanley Kubrick
Favorite Quote: “I need more cowbell”
|Camera Equipment: Nikon Bodies / Lenses
Lighting: AlienBees strobes / Reflectors
Post Processing: Mac, Aperture, Photoshop
Graphics Knowledge: Photoshop, InDesign, Flash
Favorite Effects Movies: Avatar, Sin City
About Eric Courtney
While the focus (no pun intended) of this site is on my passion for photography, I am an Artist by trade, and an Entrepreneur at heart. I have over 12 years experience in Online Media. During that 12+ years I have helped design and maintain some of Alaska's most popular websites, including adn.com (the Anchorage Daily News), Alaska.com, and KTUU.com (Channel 2 Broadcasting NBC). The majority of my experience while working for those companies is in online marketing and advertising.
I also enjoy filmmaking, and other creative media. When away from computers and cameras, I like to play softball, enjoy bowling, and drive everyone nuts by quoting dialogue from classic films and television commercials.
I like to have fun when I work, as you can see by the evidence above (see pic). I can be very goofy, but I am professional when the time requires it. I like shooting anything and everything, but people are my primary interest. I work with a lot of local models, and it is through this pool of talent that allows me to take my portfolio in the direction I want to go.
Origin of TUNK
The name Tunk originated from an old home-movie production put together by my cousin when I was a kid. The film was called Butch vs. Tunk, and I believe it was filmed in 1975. It starred my three cousins and my two brothers. The character, Tunk was played by my oldest cousin who filmed the movie in 16mm. Tunk was a lumbering guy. Big and strong and loyal to his friends. Although he wasn't the smartest guy in the world, he was protective of those close to him -- wanting them to be safe from all negative forces in the world. Butch, played by my older brother, was always out to do harm against those close to Tunk. Butch was a tough guy, but Tunk was invincible. Needless to say, Tunk beat down Butch because Butch attempted wrong-doings to Tunk's circle of friends.
So Tunk has always been a name that I have associated with heroism and loyalty. Not perfection by any means, but loaded with heart that is filled with good intentions. Now you know it is not an acronym, although I have tried to come with something clever in the past. It's just a name. Now a brand!