January 3, 1974
|Occupation||Author, Photographer, Video Instructor|
|Era||photography, software development|
|Awards||Sexiest Geek Alive contest - 2000 |
Finalist for the IBPA Book of the Year Award - 2012Benjamin Franklin Digital Award - 2013
Tony & Chelsea Northrup
|Updated April 5, 2020 0:17 GMT|
Tony Northrup (born January 3, 1974) is an American author, photographer, and video instructor.
In June 2000, Northrup won the Sexiest Geek Alive contest.Following the contest he made appearances on several TV shows, including Good Morning America, the Montel Williams Show, and To Tell The Truth. Northrup has spoken at conferences and hosted events and webcasts. Northrup is regularly cited as a technology expert. Northrup created a series of videos and a book showing how to use technology to create custom solutions to common problems. Northrup, and his wife Chelsea Northrup, are also known for photographing and modeling for stock photography.
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