Ian use photography to express the raw beauty, power, and importance of our planet's environments, and the people who choose to play in them. He works with full frame compositions to capture subjects as he feels they truly exist: overpowered by the scenes around us, but somehow balanced in there among the chaos. No one is bigger or more important than nature in his eyes. Ian thinks when we're lucky, we can sometimes fit perfectly into her framework, even if it's just for a split second. These are the moments he lives for.
Ian grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and has an intense passion for sports and the outdoors. This passion guided his into storytelling pretty organically, as he began documenting days spent skateboarding, snowboarding, biking, surfing, and just about anything else he and his friends could do that involved jumping off things or possibly getting hurt. It also led him to Colby College, to explore the woods and mountains of Maine.
After college he moved to Los Angeles and started working for a world renowned advertising and fine art photographer named Bo Bridges. He had the opportunity to learn an immense amount through projects with Red Bull, Surfer Magazine, ESPN, and Discovery Channel - experiences that opened his eyes to the commercial side of photography as well as the fine-art side. Bo's passion for adventure and the badass images he produced inspired Ian to dedicate myself to his own photography craft as well.
For Ian, being a photographer is about being fully immersed in his environment. Making photographs adds to the adventure of his everyday and has made him look closer at the people and places around him. It also encourages him to continue to travel and explore this wild planet we live on. He hopes some of his images will inspire people to think more about one another and the relationship we have with nature. He hopes that they might also inspire people to get outside more and to protect the environment.
Client List: Red Bull, Surfer Magazine, Sony, Discovery Channel, StringKing, AUTODESK, Badfish, WOLACO, Delta Airlines, Deloitte, Svelte Barbershop