Frequently Asked Questions
What ARE your favorite places?
I am in love with the Arctic and Antarctic and feel so drawn to these delicate places for both their landscapes, and the creatures that call them home— so that being said; Greenland and Antarctica are my favorite places I have traveled to.
I also really, really loved visiting Japan, Russia, Patagonia, The Philippines, and Alaska.
What ARE your favorite cities?
I was born in San Francisco and that city will always hold the most special place in my heart. Otherwise Moscow (I’m fascinated by Russian culture), Stockholm (for great design, cool architecture), Osaka (for all things Japanese in a smaller city than Tokyo), Cape Town (for gorgeous landscapes, penguins, and diverse culture)...
I also loved Valparaiso and Vladivostok for their alternate reality San Francisco-ness.
WhERE DO YOU MOST WANT TO GO NEXT?
Polar bear watching in Svalbard, animal viewing in the Galapagos Islands (penguins!), penguin watching in the Falkland Islands, snorkeling with humpback whales in Tonga… These are my dream trips (the costly ones.. please sponsor me? 😜)
Still on my list in no particular order: Nepal, Turkey, Egypt, Namibia & Botswana, Mongolia
What cameras do you use?
I shoot with a variety of cameras, and you’ll see photos on here shot on iPhone, GoPro, Polaroid, 35mm and 120mm film cameras and digital mirrorless and DSLRs.
As of March 2019 my go-to cameras are the Leica M6 for film and the Leica M10 for digital.
How do you afford to travel so much?
I pay for my travel the same way I pay for everything— I work. I do not have access to any financial resources beyond what I earn myself.
What do you do for a living?
I graduated from university with a degree in Architecture, and have almost a decade of experience as a visual designer.
Currently, I am a freelance designer, photographer, and content creator.
What drone do you use?
I have been flying drones since 2014 when my first drone was a DJI Phantom 1. Since then I’ve had many generations of the Phantom and Mavic drones, and I’m currently flying the DJI Mavic Pro 2 and DJI Mavic Air.
How did you get interested in drones
In 2014 drones weren’t quite yet associated with photography, and I initially bought one purely for the fun of flying a remote controlled UFO.