I'm a freelance adventure photographer based in Chicago, IL. Having spent several years in the documentary film industry as a cinematographer, I began re-discovering my love of photography as a way to compliment my skillset in moving images.
I can still remember as a kid waking up before dawn and sneaking out with my Dad's dented up Canon AE-1 on trips to the national parks. The shots weren't sharp, but it put a nagging feeling in the back of my brain - a love of creating some tangible from my viewpoint, translating a place nobody else gets to see and then sharing something unique.
I frequently work with athletes and sports teams towards their activation and sponsorship goals as well as traveling on assignments that literally take me to some of the angriest, most remote parts of the world. Recently I competed as an On-board Reporter in the Volvo Ocean Race - often called the Mount Everest of sailing - a nine-month, 39,000mile race around the world that embeds photographers with the teams.
I've been fortunate to shoot projects in over 30 countries and thankful to have had my work featured in Outside Magazine, Red Bull, Mashable, Sports Illustrated, and CNN amongst other publications.