I went on my first ever climbing trip in September 2017, and was fortunate enough to have it be in Chamonix, the birthplace of alpinism. I was way out of my comfort zone and admittledy afraid of the exposure and heights. However it didn't take long until I became addicted to the adrenaline and problem solving aspects involved with climbing. In a pursuit to access hard to reach landscapes, become more immersed in the alpine setting and to gain new perspectives I have been constantly humbled. There are a lot of new challenges involved with shooting while attached to a rope and I am beyond grateful for the mentors i’ve had thus far!
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Collaboration is important in creative work, being able to work along side other artists and creators helps us grow and learn. Super excited to see the finished 48” X 36” piece that @lucas.kratochwil painted from a photo of mine. It was a memorable sunset over Mount Baker and I’m happy to see it in a new form. Check him out for more incredible mountain art! If you find yourself in Whistler it’s available at @mountaingalleries.
@vuarnetsunglasses, the iconic sunglasses company from the 50’s recently released a winter outerwear line designed to keep you protected in harsh alpine conditions. It was a pleasure to help create some of the imagery for the launch. It’s always a good time when there’s a heli involved! #owntheday#sponsored
From a recent shoot for @vuarnetsunglasses in the Tantalus Range. Grateful for the opportunity to see more of the backyard while bringing some French innovation and style into the coast mountains. #owntheday#sponsored
White Sands, New Mexico. I just learned that the gypsum sand there is not actually white, it’s clear. It’s reflected by the sun to make it appear white. It also dissolves in water but since it is so dry there all the grains have been preserved, making this the largest gypsum sand field in the world! #neature
A top highlight from 2018 was spending a week living on this boat, meandering our way through Norwegian fjords. A group of strangers turned to friends as we spent our days earning our turns skiing in the Sunnmøre Alps! Easily one of the best projects to date, documenting the experience for the @haglofs winter launch for @backcountry.
Lately I’ve been struggling to find more purpose in the work that I do and what I choose to put my energy into, feeling guilty and unsatisfied with just traveling for the sake of traveling. It’s important to recognize that sometimes it’s okay to just relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, accepting and appreciating it for what it is. Not everything needs a deeper meaning.