I want to tell the stories of the interesting things that happen in Alaska. I have a master's degree in forest ecology and strong connections into Alaska's scientific community, giving me access to stories that are way off the beaten path. I blend in as a part of whatever team I'm on - my climbing photos are never staged (I'm often juggling a camera and a belay device in a way that I can't really condone), and when I photograph scientists, they're often using field equipment that I helped carry to the site.
What I want to do is share the stories that drive Alaska. Whether shooting editorial or commercial work, I try to bring you along in a way that makes your finger tips cold.
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and I began shooting my own climbing and skiing adventures because I just wanted to show people what it was like and because I got tired of saying "you had to be there." My editorial work (photos and/or words) can be found in The New York Times, Terra Mater Magazin, High Country News, CNN, Deadspin, Forecast Ski, Alaska Magazine, Alpinist Magazine, Climbing Magazine, and The Dirtbag Diaries. My clients include the National Park Service, The Yukon Quest, Mountain Equipment Coop, Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Valdez Adventure Alliance, and Northern Alaska Tour Company.