I was in Denver covering Outdoor Retailer for HedHi Media and managed to find a gap in my schedule to get into the backcountry. Thanks to Bianca and Matt fro taking me out.
I left our warm house, a fire burning in the wood stove, I set the GPS North East, Western Maine was the destination. Good friends and all round great humans, Cait and Corey own an old farm house tucked away in the snow covered hills of Norway, Maine. We had all been tracking Winter Storm Harper for a couple days, excited and cautious of what to expect we set out for two days of back country touring. Cait and Corey on skis and I, a split board. Wanting to learn as much as I could from this experience the camera got put aside at times to focus on skill development. The second day, the anxiety and romance of getting out was overwhelming, the temperature dropped to -8F/-22C, most likely the coldest day my South Africa blood has experienced. We cracked on, layer upon layer of fleece and synthetic down, one foot in front of the other. The scenery, nothing I’ve ever experienced before, heavy tree branches drooping with white ice cream looking snow. A paradise for the arctic lover.
Cait is a fellow adventure and lifestyle photographer, based in Maine
Corey is the co founder of Northeast Mountaineering, he’s bagged peaks all over the world while taking some incredible images of the adventure.
I help the American Alpine Club out with some volunteer photography this past week. They needed some photos of their new campground in the Gunks, NY. Ashley, Che and I loaded up for some bouldering and a night out camping. The campsite is awesome, well laid out, bathrooms, showers and super close to all the climbing. We had a blast.
I spent some time in February shooting for Outdoor Retailer's Summer feature story. Sawyer land + Sea (the best surf shop I have ever steeped foot into) were featured in the mag and Andrew Kornylak did a great job shooting the story. I was hired to shoot the surfing from the ocean. It was great swimming out at Santa Cruz, CA and getting some water time. A small profile piece about the trip was featured on the back page of the magazine.
I'm working on adding fishing to a list of adventures I'll be shooting this year.
A new portfolio, a new website, whooo! I'm rather excited but also a part of me is scared to share this body of work with you, it peels back a layer or two of who I am. As my career and craft grows, I need a new space to represent me. So I hope you enjoy what you see, I hope you feel inspired to grab your gear and get outside. Adventure await, you just have to show up at the trail head or the put in, the rest you deal with as it unfolds.
I'll be updating my site as new work evolves and is produced. So be sure to check in from time to time.