Elaine Swyt, Photographer

I was born and grew up in Salem, Oregon and relocated to the S.F. Bay Area to attend the University of San Francisco where I received a BS and an MS Organizational Development. My career followed in Human Resources,  Communications, and Community Relations, taking me to many venues throughout the U.S. and to travels abroad.

In 1995, I transitioned from corporate life to my own web development and design business, Mediaphysics, in the San Jose, California area.  In this capacity, I have enjoyed helping my clients present their businesses in the best light online and in print.  Often I have been asked to photograph their products and business locations as a part of developing their brand and marketing presence.  You can view some of that business work online.  And so I’ve been able to develop my skills over the years and a passion for the many facets of imaging.  In 2006, my husband retired and we returned to the Pacific Northwest.  Recently, I have been able to focus more on photography, beyond business.

I hope you enjoy my collection.

Elaine Swyt
Wilsonville, OR 97070


  • 2016 “People’s Choice Award” at Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville, OR
  • 2017 Red Ribbon Award for “Down a Country Road,” at Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville
  • 2018 “People’s Choice Artist Award” at Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville, OR.  
  • 2019 “People’s Choice Artist Award” at Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville, OR.
  • 2020 “People’s Choice” at Charbonneau Festival of the Arts – The Virtual Exhibition
  • 2020 “Award of Distinction” in 3-D Gallery for Thorny Haven Charbonneau at Festival of the Arts – The Virtual Exhibition


  • Oregon Society of Artists (OSA), 2020
  • Three River Artist Guild (TRAG), 2018-Present
  • Charbonneau Arts Association (CAA), Board Vice-Chair, 2015-Present
  • Clackamas County Cultural Coalition (CCCC), Board Vice-Chair, 2020-Present
  • Clackamas County Art Alliance (CCAA), Board Co-Chair, 2021-Present
  • Wilsonville Arts, Cultural and Heritage Strategy Taskforce (ACHS), 2020