This is (some of) my story, and I'll try not to make it too boring!
I studied Photojournalism at the University of Colorado. But where I really learned to shoot, to climb mountains with 20 pounds of photo gear, and to silently observe a room before snapping one emotional story-telling image is in the field and learning from amazing mentors.
I've been doing this for about 20 years and in 23 countries, and thrive when creating dynamic storytelling images that stick in your brain for days and make you look at the world with new eyes.
My clients have included Patagonia, New York Magazine, NBC, Rock & Ice, and many other badass companies and people. I love what I do and the people I meet along the way.
I founded Shoot Cameras Not Guns in 2006 to teach photography internationally as a tool for social change and empowerment in marginalized communities and conflict areas. I train journalists-in-exile in Thailand, human rights workers and media specialists in Myanmar, and work with underserved and at-risk youth and adults in Denver. Together we create images that are a tool for communication and an alternative to violence.
I like doing and creating awesome things and I like adventures. In addition to photography work, I am also an event and theater producer, movement artist, and builder of large-scale interactive and climbable art. I seek to empower individuals and organizations to express themselves through the arts, to tell their stories, and to be change-makers in their communities.
I'm based in Boulder, Colorado and available for photography assignments world wide.
Wanna work together? Sweet! Give me a shout and let me know what you need photographed in a way that cuts through the social media static and makes you stand out in your industry.
Looking forward to hearing your story.
Photo on old school grainy film by Mark Berquist