Ansel Adams said it well: "Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
For me, it's not just about capturing the places, but rather the human story that interacts with that landscape. I want my images to hint at the bigger storyline that is unfolding just beyond the frame.
I grew up in rural Ohio, and discovered the mountains thanks to a 300ft ski hill called Mad River Mountain. My dad somehow decided that skiing was the perfect Ohio sport, so in the third grade, I burned holes in my fake leather ski gloves while mastering the rope tow. That old rope tow and the icy slopes of Mad River Mountain created a wanderlust in me that has caused me to take up residence in Colorado, Eastern Europe and Russia, and now the mountains of North Carolina.
Appalachian Mountain Photo Competition: Special Mention 2009
Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition: Best in Show, People's Choice Award, 1st Place Adventure, Special Mention Culture Banff Mountain Photography Competition: 1st Place Mountain Environment
National Geographic Great Outdoors Photography Competition Grand Prize Winner
Zach and Ehrin’s Farewell Party
Sadness! Zach and Ehrin are heading to Boulder-land. Here’s a few pics from the send off party.