Birthplace: Townshend, VT
I have been a professional photographer since 2000. A native Vermonter, I grew up on a farm in Newfane, Vermont where my parents ran a summer camp for 25 years.
I started skiing when I was 3 and ski raced until I received my Bachelors of Arts from the University of Vermont in 1993. I spent four years based in Colorado working in the ski racing industry: traveling tens of thousands of miles a year sponsoring athletes, servicing the U.S.S.T, and coaching. I took photographs all the while. My experiences as a ski racer equipped me with tools that I draw on everyday as a photographer; ski racing is a high speed, high intensity sport that comes down to a fraction of a second. Much like taking pictures, racing is about recognizing and capitalizing on unique, fleeting moments.
My curiosity for photography led me to Brooks Institute of Photography in Southern California. It was here where I also I began my practice of Yoga. A Hatha practice, that continues today, providing me focus and stillness.
Excited to start working as a photographer, I left Brooks before graduating. I moved back to Burlington, Vermont where Yoga and photography continue to be forceful influences in my life.
I take pictures because they energize me; they represent the now and carry potential to last lifetimes. I attempt to communicate that what you are seeing is not just a static moment, but one frame in an ongoing story. Snapshots are plentiful, portfolio images rare, yet both should have a place to be seen - my photo blog. An image a day is too much for me, the pressure of it. I hope to post when I want to share apart of my story. Simple? Here goes…