Hello! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Colby and I am a Fairbanks, Alaska-based photographer specializing in travel, landscape, event, and outdoor portrait photography. My photography has been published in Science Magazine, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, The Ruralite, and used for various business publications. I have photographed Alaskan events such as the Equinox Marathon, Mush For Kids, and the HooDoo Cup Mountain Bike Race several years in a row.
My passion for photography was fostered at an early age when my father let me borrow his old Pentax camera to experiment with. After that, it was clear to me that I had an instant love for the craft. All throughout high school, I spent countless hours in the dark room and the studio, honing my craft. In my early years at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, a professor introduced me to medium format photography. However, it wasn’t long before digital photography began to take hold, and I made the economical switch from my first love, film, to the budding digital age.
I gain much of my inspiration from my desire to explore the world around me. I discovered that the only way to truly learn is to be open and vulnerable for the unexpected – in those serendipitous moments, the best camera is the one you have in your hand. My past life in the vastness of Alaska has taught me to be prepared for anything, while patiently allowing things to fall naturally into place. Overall, my career can be summarized in the images I have taken over the decades. Some are well-planned and scouted out, others are from pure luck. Experience has often been my greatest teacher, and I as the student am always amazed at the result of my lessons.
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