I first fell in love with photography in the mountains. In my early twenties, I spent a lot of time traveling and playing in the outdoors, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, and especially mountaineering. It’s also where I learned how to tell a good story. Before becoming a professional photographer, I worked for years as an editor and travel writer for magazines like Outside, Men’s Journal and Adbusters. I live in a more visual world now, but my journalistic instincts remain intact, and continue to inform my style as a photographer. I’m still chasing good stories. I just do it with my camera now.
I believe there is an inherent truth in discovered moments. That the best images are both honest and believable. Creating a powerful narrative with a distinct visual character requires meticulous planning and attention to detail, a willingness to take risks, the ability to fluidly direct dynamic sequences, and the confidence to improvise and let scenes unfold naturally. My goal is to create images that don’t just feel real, but are real. How I achieve that goal may vary from shoot to shoot, but my motivation is always the same: To curate a campaign of visually distinct images that not only get it right technically, but also hit you in the gut emotionally.