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United States
Ink. Permanency. Irreversibility. Thinking before you create or the alternative: letting mistakes become a part of the process. Ink represents life to me. I feel there is great beauty in experiencing what exists now, accepting what is already drying on the paper and discovering what is about to be created. For me, ink means I'd rather live a life of "oh wells" than "what ifs".

I feel the same way about my job as a sports photographer. The truth is, when you shoot fast sports like I, speed skating, bobsledders I don't care how good you are or how great your equipment is...this is what you get: crap crap crap crap GEM crap crap crap crap. And isn't that how anything worth doing always is? You're going to screw up 90% of the time. But it's worth it, for that one great shot.


An official and licensed photographer of the ECHL

Professional Teams: Utah Grizzlies. Colorado Eagles. Stockton Thunder. Alaska Aces. San Francisco Bulls. Las Vegas Wranglers. Ontario Reign. Bakersfield Condors. Idaho Steelheads. Gwinnett Gladiators.

Major Sporting Events: United States Olympic Trials Speed Skating 2013, United States Olympic Trials Nordic Combined & Ski Jump 2013, Korean Air ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup #2 2011, Viessmann FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup 2012 & 2013, Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup 2013, US Senior Short Track Championships, American Cup Bobsled, Desert Classic, US Single Distance Short Track Championships 2012 & 2013, Speed Skating Sprint World Cup #4 2012, US Short Track Speed Skating Championships, US Long Track Speed Skating Championships, Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2013, Essent ISU World Cup of Speed Skating #2 2013, and more coming up!

Publications: Though I photograph almost exclusively for world class athletes and their teams, I've also been featured in several publications, including: ESPN, E! Online, The Hockey News, Fox Sports, Deseret News and numerous websites.

:STAMP: Winter Sports: Speed Skating! by explodingFerrariIce Hockey Stamp by Agony-Whispers:STAMP: Winter Sports: Ski Jumping! by explodingFerrariSTAMP17 - Olympic games by spraynine

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Have a Sense of Humour

Holding by 1penUnpleasantness Awesome Unpleasantness by 1pen

"You have to have a sense of humour to be a sports photographer. Really. Because crazy things happen and athletes make the goofiest expressions. They also chew gum, munch nonstop on their mouth guards, squint, drool, spit, breathe with their mouths wide open, fiddle with their gloves and chin straps, unzip their hockey shorts all the way to the crotch, and yes, cover up their faces with their hockey sticks. Photographing a professional hockey team is like being married to thirty different men who all leave the toilet seat up and a bunch of beard stubble in your sink."

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Thank you!

Due to Winter Sports Season, October - April, and the demands of my career during this time, I may not be able to answer each comment, favourite, or watch directly. Right now I am particularly busy as we ramp-up for the Playoffs. Please know that I value your support and friendship very much and want to thank you in advance as a result. I do read every comment and try to reply when I can, but cannot guarantee it during the season. If something requires my immediate attention please leave me a note, and I will be more likely to see it. Thanks so much!!



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KienBao Apr 10, 2014  Student Photographer
Oh, my! Thank you for my first DD ever!
DegsyJonesPhoto Apr 9, 2014   Photographer
Thanks for the Fav!

Amazing work in your gallery! :) (Smile) 
lizzys-photos Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I seriously don't think I could thank you enough for the Daily Deviation. Completely floored/flattered right now!! :hug:
1pen Apr 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yay! :glomp:  The photo is incredible, and so is your concert photography. A DD made sense. ;)

Andaelentari found you and brought your work to my attention and I'm very glad they did.  I really owe my suggesters a lot. There are tens of thousands of shots I have to filter through to find DDs, and I couldn't do it it without them. :heart:
Andaelentari Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
fuxs Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the DD! It was so awesome of you! Sorry for the late thank you note, but I haven't been online in quite a while.
I truly appreciate your support, you're a star!:)
1pen Apr 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Was my pleasure!! :hug:
semyk3 Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your support. Highly appreciated :-)
jacob-risenhoover Mar 23, 2014  New member Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for the DD!!Hug :happybounce: 
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