For someone who got his first camera after college graduation, Sean has come a long way indeed in establishing himself as top-notch shooter. The former practicing attorney admits to being a “late bloomer” in the field of professional photography. It took a vacation to Europe to first fire his interest in taking pictures.
Nature as a subject grew from later travels to various back country destinations in Texas and Colorado. What Sean discovered on these journeys were the many things that were, “just to beautiful not to shoot.” He admits, “The more I photographed, the better I wanted to be and, the better I got, the more photographs I wanted to take. It was quite a “vicious loop” but one that has paid dividends in the many award winning images that, today, bear his copyright.
Aside from Sean’s photos gracing the pages of publications such as Texas Highways, the New York Times and Outdoor Photographer his work also garners attention within various art galleries and museums. This is perhaps appropriate because as Sean states, “Some approach nature photography as being purely documentary. I try to approach it as art. If I can capture the essence of an animal or setting as an abstract painter or sculptor might, I’m usually much happier.”
On the ICF philosophy:
“I’m totally on board. It’s a great concept and one that works. A true win-win.”
2006 Pro-Tour, Teamed with The Petersen Ranch – Blanco, Texas