NEVADA APPEAL -- After finishing high school near Eureka, California, Silver returned to South Lake Tahoe to attend Lake Tahoe Community College before moving on to San Francisco State University, where he completed a Bachelor’s in Journalism. Again, he came back to Lake Tahoe.
As a reporter for the Tahoe Daily Tribune, he picked up photography, documenting the people, environment and businesses of the Tahoe Basin. He always knew he wanted to take his camera into the water to photograph the beauty of the lake's clarity. It took a fortuitous bid on eBay to gain the necessary equipment. When his funky, red underwater camera housing arrived in December 2014, Silver was in the water the next day.