WHERE AM I?
I'M BASED IN SEATTLE, BUT TRAVEL AND WORK WORLDWIDE. YOU'LL OFTEN FIND ME AND MY LOVE, THE TALENTED HAROLD BELSKUS, EXPLORING THE WEST COAST IN OUR CONVERTED SPRINTER VAN. FOLLOW ME ON THE GRAM TO SEE WHERE WE'RE AT AND IF YOU CATCH US ON THE OPEN ROAD, BE SURE TO SAY HI! WHO KNOWS? WE MIGHT END UP HAVING AN IMPROMPTU PHOTOSHOOT!
WHAT AM I UP TO?
PROBABLY EATING TACOS, EXPLORING THE WOODS AND SECLUDED BEACHES, OR HAVING A DANCE PARTY THAT ENDS IN A CUDDLE PUDDLE WITH FRIENDS NEW AND OLD. DURING THE SUMMER, I SPEND EVERY DAY I CAN WAKE SURFING. DURING THE WINTER, I LIKE TO PRETEND I CAN SNOWBOARD, I LOVE LEARNING NEW THINGS AND HONEST CONVERSATIONS THAT MAKE US FEEL LESS ALONE. OH, AND DID I MENTION TACOS?
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Adventures can be as small as changing up your morning routine and as grand as flying across the world to explore a foreign country. They are the magic that happens anytime we decide to challenge a routine, confront our fears, or take the long way home (or as Harold would say, "a shortcut"). It's a way of life, a fight against the mundane, a spirit that says, "yes" not only in spite of it seeming a little crazy, but because of it. It's starting a business even though it's scary because the need aches you to your bones. It's running around the woods halk-naked for a boudoir shoot because that seems like the wildest expression of self-love you've ever heard of!
I strive to live my life as an adventure. And I love being a photographer because the people I meet and get to work with are people doing big, brave, amazing things with their lives; they're on adventures too! They're building their dream business, promising forever to their person, or finally telling their insecurities to shut the hell up because they just booked a steamy boudoir photoshoot. These are incredible
things! Every moment you choose to go out on a limb, take a chance, and make your life something you are proud of is an adventure. If that sounds like a worthy pursuit to you, we're going to get along absolutely splendidly.