Ty Childress

About the photographer:

Ty was born in Kentfield, CA. He earned his love of photography while tagging along with his father, Clyde Childress, staff photographer for Sunset Magazine.

 Most of Ty’s school years were spent in Palo Alto. He received a B.S. in Bio. Sci. and a teaching credential from U.C. Davis. His heart was drawn to the foothills of Calaveras County after a two-day raft trip on the Stanislaus River in the 1960s. He’s worked as a river guide, a rammed earth builder, a reporter, a newspaper photographer, and an elementary school teacher. Now retired from teaching, he spends his days traveling and helping tend the Wild Geese Garden Herb Plant Nursery with its owner, Jayne, his wife and helpmate of 34 years. He currently resides on an unnamed tributary of Jesus Maria Creek.





The Artist reception Saturday October 14, from 4-6 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium was a great event. Free libations and hors d’oeuvres. Public, friends, and art lovers were invited to enjoy, and the room was filled all afternoon with well-wishers, admirers, and lovers of photography.

We schmoozed, noshed, and enjoyed Ty’s collection of photography. Many people took his framed works and prints home with them to join their family. Ty designed and constructed frames for his photography using the heartwood cedar milled from the Butte Fire-burned trees on his property. Ty tells stories with his photos, those moments captured in time that holds nature still for a moment so that we can enjoy the wonder of it all.

Location: 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222  – Kitty corner and across the street from  the Angels Theatre and the Calaveras Visitors Center.