Jeff Alu has been photographing digitally since 2000, starting off with a Kodak DC-280 2.0 MP camera. Since then, he has continued to shoot with only cheaper digital point and shoot cameras, preferring to use them as simple data-gathering devices until he can work with the images in Photoshop. Originally purchasing a camera to document his hikes in the desert, it soon became apparent to him that there was so much in the world that needed to be recorded. His philosophy is one of discovery, and he is at his best when he's exploring a new area and simply recording what he finds as he walks along.
In addition to his photography, he has curated a number of photography-related exhibitions at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, CA, where he was the exhibitions director. He also experiments with video art, interactive computer presentations based on 3D imagery and sound, as well as installation art and virtual reality.