“When setting out on a journey,

do not seek advice from those

who have never left home”

~Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

At the age of 13, Philip converted a half-bathroom into a functioning darkroom and explored the melding of right-brain abstractions with left-brain craftsmanship to be able the have the powerful awareness of how to use the art and science of photography to bring beautiful, ineffable ideas into reality.

In 1979, at the age to 21, Philip Brautigam realized that the entire planet and all of his childhood programming was designed to serve the consensus-reality, mind-controlled, societal structures of the day while vilifying the service to the inborn, divine imperative of Self Realization for each and every (devotional) individual.

During the 1980s Philip used his extensive talents in conceptual thought and photography to freelance as professional commercial photographer with a special focus on building effective marketing for small businesses.

As the 1990s dawned the Macintosh computer and the suite of software from Aldus allowed Philip to establish himself in the prosperous Seattle market as a talented graphic designer (and photographer) for the next two decades.

In 2010, inner transformations brought Philip to the paradise island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i for the next nine years to reset the missing pieces within his heart and to serve many island business owners to share their beautiful offerings.

In April of 2019, resonating with the call to share this empowered aloha with the business leaders on the continent, Philip relocated his studios to Duvall, WA to help them make media that matters.

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    qualtum artist timeline:


    birth + 2 siblings + indoctrinational public school systems + third grade twice due to not fitting in + theatrical performances + made photography & built own darkroom at 13yo + founding member of wbfh-fm high school radio station + aircraft construction classes + theatrical productions + independent study in architecture + ee at michigan technological university + internship diagramming circuitry on drafting tables + 16mm filmmaking + columbia college filmmaking + speedy stat service

    Muskegon MI • Albuquerque NM • Spring Lake MI • Bloomfield Hills MI • Houghton MI • North Muskegon MI: June 1958 to May 1979


    principal: commercial photographer

    Chicago IL : June 1979 to February 1982


    principal: commercial photographer

    North Muskegon MI • Muskegon MI: February 1982 to July 1983


    principal: commercial photographer

    Chicago IL: July 1983 to June 1985


    gypsy photographer + performance artist + cabinet maker

    Seattle WA • Chicago IL • Muskegon MI • Ashland OR • San Francisco CA • Santa Fe NM • North Muskegon MI: June 1985 to April 1987


    principal: commercial photographer

    Muskegon MI • Columbia MO: April 1987 to December 1990


    principal: marketing designer + commercial photographer

    Seattle WA • Bothell WA: December 1990 to December 1999


    principal: business growth consultant + marketing designer + web designer + commercial photographer

    Bothell WA • Woodinville WA • Mount Vernon WA • Everson WA: January 2000 to April 2010


    principal: business growth consultant + marketing designer + WP developer + commercial photographer

    Poipu Kauai HI • Kapaa Kauai HI: March 2010 to January 2017


    principal: business growth consultant + marketing designer + WP developer + commercial photographer + multi-media producer

    Kapahi Kauai HI • Kilauea Kauai HI: February 2017 to April 2019


    strategic media producer

    Duvall WA: May 2019 to Present