13 imagesMy path to pursuing photography professionally started here. In January 2011 I left my desk job for what I thought would be a professional sabbatical. I planned to climb in the Andes, volunteer in a new Chilean national park, then come home to another 9-5. Two months into the journey while on a morning photo hike in Patagonia, I asked myself, "What is it that I love doing more than anything? Photography." In that moment on the trail, I promised myself that there was no better time to make a go for it than now. These images represent the process and photographic play on the trip that placed me on my own path to a career as a photographer.
12 imagesIn April 2012 I traveled to Chile to climb Ojos del Salado, the highest peak in Chile and the second highest in the Western Hemisphere. A year earlier while traveling solo through Patagonia, I met and befriended Jose Pothoff, owner of a Chilean adventure travel company, Huella Andina Expeditions. Jose was looking to add Ojos del Salado to the list of expedition offerings and we teamed up to climb the peak, plan the future expeditions and photograph the vast, high Atacama desert.
63 imagesIn July of 2013 I taught photography to high school students for National Geographic Student Expeditions in Barcelona. The following is a collection of images from the "On Assignment" workshop in Barcelona and around Catalonia.