Hello! I'm an adventure and sports photographer living in the beautiful high-desert mountain-town utopia of Bend, Oregon. Whether hardcore competition or sunny beaches and snowy mountaintops, if it’s outdoors, I’ve probably photographed it.
I’ve had the pleasure of shooting professional cyclists, runners, Olympic skiers, triathletes, fishing anglers and golfers. Seeing such incredible talent so closely, I’m always inspired by what these athletes do with their minds and bodies, focus and training; I emulate that approach with my photography.
Growing up in the heart of Oregon, I’ve been surrounded by the beauty of the lush Willamette Valley, the beautiful Oregon Coast and the majestic Cascade Mountain Range; a true Pacific Wonderland and a dreamscape for a photographer! I’m passionate about the environment and saving special places on this planet from being exploited and overrun.
Aside from photography, I love fly-fishing, cyclocross racing, climbing mountains and skiing down them. I continuously love challenging myself and pushing my comfort zone, whether it be on a new mountain bike ride, learning to skate ski or training for and completing an Ironman 70.3. I feel most at home fly-fishing for a monster redside trout on the Deschutes River or biking and running on my favorite local trails. When I do leave Bend, it’s likely by backroads, road-tripping in my classic '88 VW Westfalia camper-van with a fat-bike or a fishing pontoon strapped on back in search of new adventure.
My early influences come from my father’s love of both sports and the great outdoors and my mother’s love of the arts and fashion. Later, I was influenced by living in Japan, learning the language, the culture, and studying arts like the matcha tea ceremony. After returning from Japan, I started my career as a creative producer at Nike, where I learned from some the best photographers and other creative professionals on how to translate a brand into strong and authentic imagery. Today, inspiration for me comes from the local athletes, artisans, spiritual healers and musicians doing awesome things here in my own Central Oregon backyard.
And, I would be remiss to not mention my all-time favorite inspiration: The Tao of Willie Nelson. Willie, his music, his storytelling and his soul scream authenticity.
I love working with outdoor lifestyle and sports brands to help tell authentic stories, document adventure racing and create images that inspire.
Have an incredible day!
Clients: Columbia Sportswear, Strava, Hydro Flask,Sorel Footwear, SoulJour Yoga, Bend Magazine, West Marine, Sporting Goods Business Journal and more