Earlier this year I had the opportunity to photograph an incredible instructor duo for Canoe and the best kayaks of 2017 yearly beginner’s guide. Sam Crowley and Nancy Uschold run Sea Kayak Specialists right here in Marquette and were being profiled in the magazine. Well, the issue has finally hit the newsstands and I was as surprised as anyone to see one of my images as the lead profile. On top of that, the image ran across the full two-page spread.
Being the first image I’ve had published that will be seen by people other than students and alumni of Michigan Tech… this is a pretty big deal to me.
Anyway, I really should thank Sam and Nancy for putting up with me, both in Nancy’s garage and out at the breakwall. They were really good sports and a lot of fun to talk to. I also need to thank Sam Gardner for coming down to Marquette and holding the strobes. Lastly, I need to thank Conor Mihell for suggesting me as a potential photographer. Conor wrote the profile that accompanies the photo and a handful of other articles throughout the magazine.