Raised in Boulder, Colorado. I grew up with the religion of peace and love. My first camera was given to me at the age of twelve, a Yashica 35mm film camera.
An antsy teenager dreaming of travel, I took the first opportunity presented to move to North Carolina, where I would eventually receive my Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting.
I decided to move to Hawaii, and within a month, I was sipping Mai Tais and tending to my terribly brunt skin. The Big Island of Hawaii is a magical place protected by the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess, Pele. I came to learn that Pele is a force to be reckoned with, and would either keep you or send you on your way. I remained in Kona through the first few years of my third decade.
In those eight years, I did what many do on tropical islands and dappled in multiple professions. From bar tendering, to crew on mulitple boats. I eventually found real estate photography and took a position with Spaces808 as a photographer, content writer, and social media manager.
Then one day, Pele let me go, and I found myself in Panama, jumping from one sailboat to the next. I sailed from Bocas Del Toro to George Town, Cayman Islands, where I started my Caribbean adventure.
Last year, I moved home to be closer to family and am back in Boulder, Colorado. Working remotely, I do content writing and social media management for small businesses. I am also a freelance photographer specializing in product shots for local restaurants and small businesses.
I am still an artist. I continue to write and photograph my personal life and travels. Much of this work can be seen here and are available for purchase as both print and digital.
My influences include: Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothea Lange, along with my painting influences of Willem De Kooning, Edouard Manet, Mark Rothko, Ann Gale, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Also, check out my published article in The Seasonals or peruse my Instagram @Wayant_Photography