Travel and Surf Photography

It has always been a dream of mine to be an explorer of the world. Backpacking Europe as a junior in college sparked my addictive urge to push the limits of traveling. The experience of culture shock is refreshing and reminds me of how lucky I am to have “a home.” I’d like to believe that life is an ongoing adventure novel that we are writing, and that real learning/rewards can only be achieved if we get out of our “comfort zones.” Traveling has taught me that meeting people, taking chances, and experiencing other cultures are integral to a meaningful life. I’d like to document the places I’ve been to in order to remind myself and my students that there is “a whole other world” out there to explore. There is a kaleidoscope of perspectives on life and sometimes our view can become complacent and distorted if we stay in the same place for too long. Traveling can refresh those jaded lenses.

Ireland

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun” ― Chris McCandless

The below photography documents some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen:

  • First and foremost: The “real” Jersey Shore
  • Peru
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Ireland, England, and Wales
  • Poland and Czech Republic
  • Alaska, Guatemala, and Costa Rica
  • The Summer 2011 American cross-country route: NJ, PA, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, USA
  • Californian coastline down to Mexico 
  • Galway & the entire Irish coastline, Ireland                                                                  
  • The Sahara Desert & east coast of Morocco 
  • Valparaiso, Chile
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Paris, Biarritz and Anglet in France
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Berne and Interlaken, Switzerland
  • Venice, Rome, and Florence in Italy
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Frankfurt and Munich, Germany
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Stockholm, Sweden
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surfing Pacasmayo, Peru

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cycling across New Zealand

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Cycling across New Zealand: Mount Doom

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cycling across New Zealand

 

 

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Surfing Australia: Byron Bay

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                                                             Surfing Huanchaco, Peru

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Chicama, Peru: longest wave in the world

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Peru

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Salkantay Machu Picchu hike, Peru

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Bahamas

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Boston

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Canada

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Canada

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Canada

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Canada

Canada Duathlon World Championships 2013

Canada Duathlon World Championships 2013

England

England

Ireland

Ireland

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Paris

Vermont

Vermont

Wales

Wales

Wales

Wales

Wales

Wales

Summer 2012: Berlin Wall, Germany

Summer 2012: Poland

Summer 2012: Prague, Czech Republic

Summer 2012: en route from Colorado to Alaska

Summer 2012: Denali National Park, Alaska

Summer 2012: Denali National Park, Alaska

Summer 2012: Paredon, Guatemala

Summer 2012: Paredon, Guatemala

Summer 2012: Paredon, Guatemala

Summer 2012: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Summer 2012: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Winter 2011, Monroe, NJ

Winter 2011, Asbury Park, NJ

Winter 2011, Asbury Park, NJ

Winter 2011, Belmar, NJ

February 2011, Belmar, NJ

February 2011, Belmar, NJ

February 2011, Belmar, NJ

February 2011, Belmar, NJ

February 2011, Belmar, NJ

April, 2011 Belmar, NJ

Happy Easter Sunday! April 2011, Belmar, NJ

love in Belmar, NJ: April 2011

April 2011, Belmar, NJ

in-water photography- capturing a barrel: Fall 2011, Belmar, NJ

in-water photography- capturing a barrel: Fall 2010, Belmar, NJ

in-water photography- capturing a barrel: Fall 2011, Belmar, NJ

in-water photography- capturing a barrel: Fall 2011, Belmar, NJ

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011
Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Utah, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Utah, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

California, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Colorado, Roll with Soul Ride Across America, Summer 2011

Grand Canyon, Utah, Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

Grand Canyon, Utah, Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

Washington DC, Summer 2011, Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

Washington DC, Summer 2011, Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

Grand Canyon, Utah, Summer 2011, Utah, Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

Grand Canyon, Utah, Summer 2011, Utah, Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

caught in a storm, Washington DC, Summer 2011 Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

caught in a storm, Washington DC, Summer 2011 Roll with Soul Cycle Across America

looking for waves @ Valparaiso, Chile: Fall 2010
randomly found the capsule that saved the Chilean miners on a long run in Valparaiso, Chile: Fall 2010

met a new friend in the Sahara Desert, Africa: Summer 2010

wild gentlemen in the Sahara Desert, Africa: Summer 2010

what the bathrooms look like in Morocco: Summer 2010

Out in a lineup in Morocco with lots of onlookers: Summer 2010

riding dirty in the Sahara Desert, Africa w/ Irish traveling partner Mark

Surfing Morocco, Africa- July 2010

Surfing Morocco, Africa- July 2010

met up with Team Ireland after the Duathlon World Championship!: Scotland, Fall 2010
somewhere in between Europe and Africa, Summer 2010

somewhere in between Europe and Africa, Summer 2010

Surfing Biarritz, France  Spring 2007

meeting the pope @ the Vatican, Summer 2007

meeting the pope @ the Vatican, summer 2007

road trip to find waves in Ireland as the sunrise chases the silhouettes of Netherlands’ Joe and I, Ireland Winter 2007

me gliding in a blue heaven at Finor, County Clare, Ireland

me gliding in a blue heaven at Finor, County Clare, Ireland, Winter 2007

Achil Island, County Mayo, Ireland, Winter 2007

Aran islands, County Galway: Winter 2007


low tide @ Lahinch, County Clare, Winter 2007

Paris, France, Summer 2007

Paris, France, Summer 2007

Paris, France, Summer 2007

Paris, France, Summer 2007

Paris, France, Summer 2007

Paris, France, Summer 2007

Vienna, Austria, Summer 2007

Vienna, Austria, Summer 2007

The Alps, Switzerland, Summer 2007

The Alps, Switzerland, Summer 2007

Munich, Germany, Summer 2007

Munich, Germany, Summer 2007

Munich, Germany, Summer 2007

Munich, Germany, Summer 2007

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Summer 2007

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Summer 2007

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Summer 2007

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Summer 2007

Venice, Italy, Summer 2007

Venice, Italy, Summer 2007

Rome, Italy, Summer 2007

Rome, Italy, Summer 2007

cave-exploring in Budapest, Hungary, Summer 2007

cave-exploring in Budapest, Hungary, Summer 2007

Oslo, Norway, Summer 2007

Oslo, Norway, Summer 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2007

“You pass through places
and places pass through you
but you keep them with you
on the the soles
of your traveling shoes”

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