Though I wouldn’t even call myself a hobby photographer, I do like to capture moments and scenes that make a particular impression. Below lists sets of photographs representing a particular aspect of my life.
Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy
My first visit across the pond was filled with mountains and oceans, rain and sunshine, trains and trails. Bolivia planted the seed and this trip fed my growing passion for international travel.
Bridges to Prosperity: Llapallapani, Bolivia
As many of my blog posts highlight, I had the opportunity to travel for a Bridges to Prosperity project in Llapallapani, Bolivia. The experience was unforgettable and the photos I took home provide a glimpse into those two week spent constructing a pedestrian bridge that now provides safe passage during the rainy season for the community to their schools, markets, health care, and more.
Why I Am
I’ve created this gallery to show a little bit of why I am the way I am and why I care about what I do. There are images from my home state, Montana, as well as from my second home, Oregon. A few scenes from a visit to Alaska in summer 2011 and my time as a graduate student in southern California also make an appearance.
Even packed schedules need time set aside to create. For me, this sometimes takes form in sketches—not-quite-polished stabs at making something.
I Want to Know You
Sometimes I find myself drawn towards capturing emotions through simple use of pencil and paper. This set displays some of the sketches I’ve done over the years. My approach is simple: capture a personality using a few heavy lines and some basic shading. As I’ve done more and more, the images have tended to get a bit more detailed. I like to think the end result is the same, though: that emotions and people and personalities are limitless.
The first time I took a ceramics course in high school, I knew it was something I would want to do as long as possible. An overwhelming calm takes over when I am in a ceramics studio. My time in studios is a bit sporadic—I am still at the mercy of a collegiate athlete’s schedule—but I go when I can. The collections below are from both college and high school (the majority). Hopefully I can add some more in not too distant of a future.
Pitchers and Glasses
Bowls and Pots