Al Harden was born in Dayton Ohio where he lived on a farm and grew passionate about nature and realized he had a penchant for photography. He served 12 years in the Marine Corps where he enjoyed traveling and further developed his photographic prowess. After serving in the first Gulf War he felt the need to create and express himself through jewelry making and photography.
Al Harden received his bachelors’ degree from Wilberforce University and an associate degree from Sinclair Community College. As a respite from the rigors of higher education he enrolled in photography courses, attended workshops in cinematography, filmmaking, 3d animation and jewelry making. Al Harden currently resides in Southwest Ohio.