LAKE ELSINORE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Albert C. Koetsier as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the field of Photography.
With 65 years of experience working with photography, Koetsier has worked in his current position as Manager and Artist at Beyond Light for the past 22 years.
According to his bio featured on his business' website, Koetsier was born in the Netherlands and became "fascinated with the concept of photography" at age eight. He "shortly thereafter built his first homemade camera" with "an old matchbox with a pair of magnifying glasses, one on the side facing out and another attached on the inside."
Prior to starting his own photography business, Koetsier earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Netherlands' primary technical university. At the same time, he also earned a "side degree" in X-Ray Engineering through a program administered by Philips medical systems, where he worked as an x-ray specialist. He served two years in the military as an officer and while he was in on a service trip, he found himself in "the town where Roentgen discovered x-rays." It was there that he found photographs of everyday objects created with x-rays and told himself that "someday [he] would do this."
By 1979, Koetsier and his family moved to California, "where he had more free time to devote to photography." By the early 1980s he was able to purchase an x-ray machine at a price he could afford at the time. "It was in 1991 that he first developed an x-ray and considered the resulting image art-worthy." He then spent time perfecting the art of x-ray photography which led to the establishment of Beyond Light.
Today, Koetsier, who spent many years showcasing his work in art shows, has shifted "his focus away from travel and art shows and decided to focus on his art from home." He also teaches adult education classes in the arts and technology at the University of California Riverside and San Marcos campuses.
When not working, Koetsier enjoys classical music, nature, reading and walking.
For more information, visit www.beyondlight.com.
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who