Salt Lake City, Utah ( United States )
I grew up in Lake Placid, N.Y and started skiing at age two. In 1985 I moved out to Colorado to sample Western skiing and eventually ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1991. Have been there ever since-however have also enjoyed skiing many areas in North America and Europe.
In 1998, after about 2000-plus days of skiing, my joints were sore and a desire to do something else with skiing was forming. I was sick of seeing "poser" powder shots and wanted to start showing people what was really happening in the sport of skiing. I didn't know damn thing about photography, but was full of ideas that I wanted to capture on film. I bought an old Nikon F3 and just started to shoot and after a few rolls, started to get the hang of it.
In the winter of 1999 I became the main pioneer of the ledgendary "Chads Gap" bringing the jump to the world in a two page spread in Powder magazine. Since then my photo's have graced many ski and snowboard publications throughout the world.
I'm constantly exploring for new sites to shoot for skiing. As part of my search I kept on coming across old buildings and mines. The next thing I knew I was a mile underground checking out old mining equipment that hasn't been seen since the turn of the century. I knew I had to to capture this with my camera because it is disappearing by the second from rust, rot, and mine reclamation. The government leads you to believe that if you go in mines and old buildings you will die. Going underground is a risk just like getting up every morning. I take precautions such as an air monitor, enough lights, partners and not being stupid.
sports, fine art/abstract, night
Shooting stuff that people have never seen.
1. The word impossible does not exist in my vocabulary.
2. You got to want the shot or you will never get it.
3. A lot of times, there is never a tomorrow in photography.