Photo by Andrea Young

Photo by Andrea Young

My name is Corrinne Theodoru. I work as a photographer and I’m an overachieving, organizational nerd. Some other life experiences? I was an avid street skateboarder for 13 years and have folded community organizing into most of my adult life.

I grew up an only child in Michigan, where climbing trees and shoveling snow make up my favorite memories. At the age of 15, I knew film making and photography were my path and in that year, my mom gave me her Canon AE1 and my dad bought me a used hi-8 camcorder. With their support and an only child’s imagination, I had all the creative tools I needed.

It was also in Michigan where I received my technical training as a dancer and pursued dance in my early college years. After 3 years at Western Michigan University, I transferred to film school at Columbia College Chicago, where I focused my efforts on film editing and cinematography.

In 2004, I drove my Isuzu truck across the country to Portland, Oregon. Building on my experiences in Chicago, I created a diverse film career for myself here as an editor, script supervisor and documentary cinematographer. And working on commercials, episodic television, and indie films gave me incredible insight into the power -and failure- of storytelling, marketing and creative collaboration.

Thank you for reading my story and I look forward to knowing yours.