Stuart Wainstock (that’s me) was born in Los Angeles, California in 1982. I attended university in Los Angeles, and received a degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Theater and Chicano/a Studies.
I’m a big supporter of the USMNT, MLS, and soccer in general. I enjoy going to concerts, and give love to good local music. I prefer Android to iOS, and Nikon to Canon.
I taught Kindergarten for about four years at a progressive elementary school in the heart of Hollywood, CA. It was a wonderful experience, I got to meet a ton of really wonderful kids and really great grownups. I left Hollywood after accepting a teaching position overseas just outside of Seoul, South Korea. Before I left for Korea I purchased my first Nikon DSLR (D60) and was hooked.
While in Korea, I came across a really great opportunity to upgrade camera bodies, so I traded in my Nikon D60 for a Nikon D300. Over the course of my time in Korea I documented anything and everything with my Nikon. From the wonderful nightlife, to the beautiful beaches, to the abundance of festivals.
After my teaching contract in Korea ended, I did a bit of traveling around Europe, and then ended up back in the states. With a shuffle in family members, I found myself on a plane to Portland, OR with one of my younger brothers.
While in Portland, my brother and I co-founded an arts and entertainment website called Rose City Live. While running this labor of love project, I found myself wearing many hats. First and foremost, I was the sole photographer of the Rose City Live project, but I was doing a ton of the social media, a good deal of writing, community networking, messed around with HTML and WordPress, and more. The project is still unfolding and growing.
In April of 2012, I moved to Minneapolis, MN.
I’m currently studying Interactive Design and Marketing through the post-baccalaureate program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN.