Everyone has a gift. Some people are born with coordination and athleticism beyond the norm. Some people are adept at math or languages, needing less practice than most to achieve average standards. And some, the really lucky ones in my opinion, have great memories with the ability to regurgitate stories or facts with little recall. Of the various gifts people possess memory is one I have always wished to improve on. Some people keep journals to compensate for poor memory but some, like myself, have turned to photography.
As an avid globetrotter I have spent the past 9 years on the move, searching for ways to get paid to travel. Instead of amassing a library of journals along the way I realized that photographs were a good substitute for my style of thinking. I have been building a visual journal ever since, with my favorite locations/memories the subject of this site.
I currently work aboard an expedition style cruise ship that plies the world’s oceans in search of memorable people, places and animals. Despite limited formal education in photography my current role as Photo Instructor comes from 6 years of work with the company, Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com) and unprecedented exposure to the best photographers the world has to offer. My coworkers (professors, researchers, National Geographic photographers) are at once my mentors and friends and I owe a great deal of gratitude to the staff and crew I have worked with over the years for what I do now- travel and teach photography the world over!
When not on the ship I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about my work, the places I’ve traveled, or if you have an interest in purchasing something you see.