Bio

Second Life: Eirik O'takuEric Jorgensen (who chose the online name "SeattleOtaku" on a whim years ago when purchasing an out-of-print anime) has been an occasional photographer and animation fan since his '70s childhood. In the '80s, during high school, he carried a film SLR and eventually over the decades embraced digital SLRs. He earned a BA in Communications at the University of Washington and was a former member of both the Society of Professional Journalists and National Press Photographers Association, while continuing to support their Codes of Ethics. His photographs have been published both locally and internationally.

As a former professional Internet Systems Administrator and Support Technician, Eric has served a local non-profit organization as a volunteer Online Information Systems Manager and one of its year-round Press Photographers covering its varied events for over a decade. This usually focuses on Japanese culture, costuming events and personal shoots. He also enjoys shooting at friends weddings, live music venues, and natural locales. Putting aside the journalistic mode for moments of model or action directing is one of his greatest photographic challenges.

Claiming to be "better behind the camera," his online images of himself are mostly art pieces from friends (like the logo on this site) or digital avatars, a main one from the online social world Second Life named "Eirik O'taku", after a 13th-great grandfather.