Photographer Tony Hogrefe sits for a portrait in his studio.
Hogrefe, who has been working professionally for three years since studying photography at Kellogg College in Battle Creek, wasn’t really interested in taking pictures after leaving the Marine Corp in 2003. “The girl I was dating was a photo hobbyist so I suggested taking a photography class as something to do together.” said Hogrefe. “I took the class and fell in love with it.”
If the contest draws enough interest Hogrefe is ”planning on doing it as an annual thing.” As an additional benefit winning students will be able to display and sell their photographs at Hogrefe’s River St. studio during next summers Alanson Riverfest.