Where I've traveled to internationally
Canada, England, Ireland, France, Fiji, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain
Thanks for checking out my site. I don't like to talk about myself much, but I figured that I had to conjure up some kind of bio. So here it is:
I was born and raised in a small town in southern New Hampshire in the U.S. and haven't found a good enough reason to leave yet. I have an 8-year old rescued Alaskan Malamute/Australian Shepherd mix named Nikki that I probably photograph a bit too much. I work in marketing, having worked specialized in various realms of digital marketing.
Growing up, I was never really into photography and failed to discover my creative side early on. I was always the athlete and the gamer, rather than a photographer or a traveler. I guess what originally struck a chord for me was seeing my brother's incredible city photography from his time spent in Japan. He always seemed to capture something extraordinary, even in settings which appeared dull to the untrained eye.
When I visited my brother in Japan in 2009, I bought a tiny point-and-shoot Sony camera in a Japanese electronic store. That same camera served me well in 2012 when I studied abroad in New Zealand for 5 months. It was that experience in Middle-Earth that turned me into an explorer.
I picked up my first DSLR in 2014 as gift to myself for finally landing a real job after graduating from business school. I had recently seen a series of New Zealand photography from my favorite Australian Photographer, William Patino, and knew immediately what I wanted my hobby to be. Soon after, I took a trip to Banff National Park, and I haven't stopped traveling since. To this date, I've visited 15 countries on 4 continents.
I use photography as a means of exploring the allure and grandeur of earth's landscapes. Through the camera's lens, I'm able to capture a moment that has the power to significantly affect another individual's emotions. With this instrument, I am able to conduct the story and how it is told to the audience. I enjoy photography as a hobby because it challenges me to keep exploring, and those brief moments I capture remind me that the world still needs discovering.