Voices of EvCC
Lloyd Weller started teaching photography at Everett Community College in September 1969.
Originally from West Seattle, Lloyd took his first college photography classes at Everett Junior College in 1964 from Allen Carter. At Carter's insistence, he soon transferred to Ohio University, the oldest degree-granting photography program at a major university in the country, where Lloyd and previous EvCC photography faculty earned their Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
He worked as an industrial advertising photographer for John Deere, travelling the country chasing tractors. Missing the college environment, however, he jumped at an offer to teach at EvCC.
He has taught everything from optics and color theory to studio photography, workshops, the history of photography, videography, and audio production.
In his own work, Lloyd tends toward pictures that are subjective, such as a composite image of the Everett sky and a desert scene blended seamlessly together. He enjoys manipulating images into something unexpected.
Lloyd also works in video production and has created and collaborated on several oral history projects, including "A Special Place: Clark Park," the story of Everett's first city park, which his wife Elle Ray wrote and directed.
For EvCC, Lloyd created a series of photos of faculty, staff, and administrators called "Shared Journeys." Listen as he talks about the project (2.40).
Lloyd was interviewed by EvCC Marketing Specialist Jenny Zuvela on March 17, 2010. Listen to his entire story.