Colorado native Cody Lee Dopps grew up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Some of his earliest memories are of ski-school on the slopes of Mount Crested Butte. This lead to love of the great outdoors and a passion for the environment.
In 2005, Cody moved to rural Oklahoma to work with his father on a historical restoration of a 100 year old homestead that was settled before Oklahoma's statehood. Almost 20 miles of dirt roads were his morning commute to work and it was on these roads that his real passion for photography took off. The vast openness of northwestern Oklahoma with it's desolate sights and heartbreakingly empty towns became a theme in his work that carries on to this day.
Since 2005, Cody has worked professionally for a handful of magazines around Oklahoma as well as a studio in Tulsa. He has also been a recurring speaker at an annual photography workshop hosted by Northwestern State University.