Q&A

-How did you first become interested in photography?

Through magazines - skateboarding, snowboarding and National Geographic. From there it was a desire to document my travels which grew then into a form of expression.


-What is your typical camera setup when shooting?

I shoot film and digital so usually I have them both ready to roll at any time. I use the simplest setup possible, lighting and camera wise. I mostly use an 80mm in medium format and a 50mm in 35mm.


-You work is very close to nature, have you always been interested in the outdoors?

Yes, much of my inspiration comes from being out in nature doing stuff or from watching other people doing stuff.


-How would you best describe your work?

Quiet. Honest. I’d love it if my work came across as motivational- motivating in way that gets you out from behind your computer and out into the world to experience and appreciate new environments and cultures.


-What is your post-production workflow like?

I use Lightroom to import scans and digi files, work on tones and colour, output to Photoshop, continue to work on tones and colour and then spit out high res for happy clients (hopefully).


-What is your dream project? 

My dream assignment is a train and hiking trip through northern India. And/or to document the entire length of the Karakorum highway on bicycle.


-Do you have any sort of philosophy to how you approach photography?

 Shoot what you know and love. Approach everyone and everything from a place of collaboration and respect.


-What inspires you to create images?

 Like I mentioned earlier, being active in the outdoors is definitely an inspiration, as well as travel, culture and good people doing awesome things.


-How important are the locations where you shoot to your way of photographing?

 It depends. If the photo is about a person then the environment may be less important. In general though, I always love to shoot in an interesting environment with great light.


-How did you go about learning photography? Are you self-taught or did you attend formal education?

 I am mostly self-taught. I did attend a “school” for a bit but feel most of what I have learned has come from peers, practise and working as an assistant. And really I still have so much more to learn. There’s a lifetime of growth left to happen.


-Do you see your work as documentary, commercial or art based?

 I don’t consider myself in any particular category. I document, with and without direction, people, places and things for personal, editorial and commercial purposes. I don’t have much experience with the art world.


-What was the best career advice you were ever given?

 Shoot what you know.