I am a self-taught photographer and artist based in Central Coast California, whose work is layered by surf, outdoor, lifestyle and travel subjects. My images are punctuated by energized landscapes and momentary bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that ensues, by movement and intuitive light-working capabilities.
With the ocean as my primary muse, I have consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean’s intricate personality and then extending to include the human personalities that draw meaning from it. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, I portray the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature.
In a short period of time, I have assembled an extensive client list that includes American Airlines, Nikon, Volkswagen, Apple, Pacifico, Patagonia, Fuel TV, Burton, Volcom, RVCA, Poler Stuff and other respected brands and have also published work in 35 international publications, both print and digital, among them: Surfer Magazine, New Yorker.com, National Geographic Adventure Blog and ESPN.com.
Currently, I serve as Senior Staff Photographer for Surfer Magazine and as a Patagonia clothing project photographer in addition to working with my evolving client roster.
2009 THE CALIFORNIA SURF PROJECT (CHRONICLE BOOKS)
2012 THE PLIGHT OF THE TORPEDO PEOPLE (DAP BOOKS)
2008: FOLLOW THE LIGHT GRANT RICIPIENT
2010: RED BULL ILLUME OVERALL WINNER
2011: LOOK BETWEEN FESTIVAL NOMINATED INVITEE
2012: THE WORLD OPEN 2nd PLACE OVERALL WINNER