Derek Culver is a professional landscape astrophotographer and digital artist raised in Issaquah, Washington; a town outside of the city of Seattle on the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Between his Dad’s child friendly lessons of Scientific America, having a large surrounding forest as a backyard, video games, and being an avid reader since he was a wee little lad, Derek’s interest in creativity, adventures, storytelling, and astronomy were sparked early.
His pioneering of innovative techniques revolutionized image acquisition and quality within the landscape astrophotography community, which earned Derek a spot in the highest echelon of astrophotographers and made him well known for his technical prowess, post processing skills, and creative vision.His "dreamscape" collection is a fantasy where the opportunity costs of chasing your passion, purpose, or goals in life can coexist symbiotically with the relationships you have with the people you love. Blending Hubble deep space images, terrestrial foregrounds, and a human element together allegorically encapsulates the sentiments surrounding a dream where we can bring the people and close relationships we have with us- to be successful without sacrifices of the heart.
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