I’ve long since had a love of the outdoors and nature. Being outside, and a part of nature has always kept my life at even keel. Colorado's Rocky Mountains are home. Experiencing the beauty of this landscape makes me want to share my journeys with the rest of the world. I live in a place that people spend years saving money to come spend a week’s worth of vacation and I’m grateful for that. I feel that it is my obligation to capture and share moments through my stories and photographs. My camera helps me interpret and portray the things that I see and my photos give a voice to the feeling I get that I’ve never quite figured out how to put into words.
My photography is both documentary and artistic, but above all, I have chosen to call myself an outdoor lifestyle photographer. I capture adventures as they happen, the stages on which they play out, and the time spent in between.
Currently, I am available for assignment and commercial photo shoots.
ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHS
Since my interest in photography began in 2007, I have shot digital photos. I feel that digital, as opposed to film, gives me more creative control over the photos and the editing process for print rendering. Some day, once my budget allows, I would love to venture into the world of large format photography.
I shoot entirely with Sony camera bodies and Zeiss lenses. A lot of my photos have come from scenes experienced after miles of hiking, snowboarding, or biking, and in these situations I generally carry only one lens and as minimal gear as possible. I prefer to use natural light in 99% of my shots, but carry a flash for the few times a condition calls for it.
The human eye sees a range of light that’s much more broad than what most consumer cameras can record. Because I prefer to bring back photos that closely resemble what I see in the field, I often will shoot multiple frames of the same scene at different exposures in order to capture the entire dynamic range of light.
Upon returning to my digital darkroom, I’ll combine the layers of exposures in Adobe Photoshop, showing the final product as how I remember it at the time. I also use a combination of Singh-Ray graduated neutral density, neutral density, and polarizers in order to complete as much process in the camera as I can. I’m more than happy to share my editing technique with anyone who would like more information.
All of my photos are available for commercial or non-commercial licensing both exclusive and non-exclusive. Please reach out to discuss any photos that you may be interested in using for your project.