Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Where are they now: Ryan Deboodt

A seed planted in elementary school grew into a passion that took Ryan Deboodt to the jungles of Vietnam and beyond.

Deboodt was born and raised in Kimball with three brothers and a sister. As a youngster, he attended a rocketry and photography summer workshop. Little did he know at the time that a fun, summer diversion would someday become his career.

"I was maybe in fourth grade at the time and we went to Oliver Reservoir to take photos," Deboodt said.

Though that workshop was his first taste of photography, his interest wasn't piqued for years.

"My passion for photography really took off wh...

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