Artistic Photo Expression was founded by Michael and Lori Anderson in 2008 primarily as a way of giving back to the community. They are both talented artists and photographers and they have traveled throughout the world with their cameras in hand. Their many travels and photographs became the source of the fine art displayed on this web site and in countless art shows, galleries, charity auctions and publications. Many of their fine art works are donated to support their favorite charities.
It has been an interesting ride for Mr. Anderson. He had a rewarding an interesting career in federal law enforcement that ended in Portland, Oregon
with his retirement in 1996. Along the way Mr. Anderson became internationally recognized in computer forensics and he founded one of the first computer
forensics-based businesses in the United States. In 2000 his business was sold to a NYSE public corporation and Mr. Anderson found himself as the
CEO of the NYSE subsidiary. In 2005 Mr. Anderson retired for the second time so he could pursue his life long passion for fine art photography. He learned
oil painting from his Grandfather and he always wanted to be able to create fine art photos that looked like oil paintings. With the advent of digital
photography and related computer software the possibility became reality in 2005. During his working years, Mr. Anderson also established a strong record of
community service and support of charities. Digital art allows Michael Anderson to continue to support his favorite charities through the donation
of his fine art.
Lori Anderson has been involved with travel photography since 1998 and she has a passion for crafting artistic scrapbooks using
her photography from travel our eight grandchildren and one great grandson . She retired as the Vice President of a national bank in 2011
and enjoys giving back to the community through her involvement with the
the West Linn Riverview Lions Club.
She is the Past President of that organization and she is also the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award. She and Mr. Anderson were
also jointly awarded the Jerry Aucker Memorial Award by the Portland Metro Photographers Association (PMAP) for their support of charities through
donations of their fine art.