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Kurt Taken-Holtze

Digital Tech/Retoucher

How did you get into the industry?

After finishing college, I showed my portfolio around to a lot of different photographers. A few were kind enough to give me a chance and let me assist.

What inspires you?

Good people doing great things.

What is your hometown?

Rochester, NY

Favorite restaurant?

Pimento Kitchen

What do you like to do on the weekends?


What is your favorite band or type of music?

I like both kinds of music country and western.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Showing up!

What book, movie read/seen recently you would recommend and why?

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Are you a traveler or a homebody? Why?

I think I am both.

Kurt Taken-Holtze


Mentor: Yes

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