About San Diego Photographer Valerie Hayken

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About Photographer Valerie Hayken

A graduate of one of the world’s most acclaimed photography programs (Rochester Institute of Technology), a certified open water SCUBA instructor and an avid hiker and rock climber, there is little that Valerie won’t do for a photograph.

Initially drawn to photography in the early nineties when she was first exposed to California landscapes, photography was soon integrated into every aspect of Valerie’s life. It wasn’t long after, that she ventured underwater, eager to create vivid pictures of an ecosystem that is often considered alien on its own planet.

Valerie’s photographs are as varied as the landscapes and oceans she’s explored. If there is one commonality they all share, it is that every image she captures is of a scene that inspires her.

Valerie lives in San Diego, CA with her wife, Rhea.

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