Raised in Boulder, Colorado. My first camera was given to me at the age of twelve, a Yashica 35mm film camera. I quickly fell in love with this process of watching images come alive on paper.
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. I remained in Kona through the first few years of my third decade. Dipping my toes in multiple professions. I worked as a bartender, boat crew, and portrait photographer. Eventually, taking a position as a photographer, content writer, and social media manager for @spaces808.
Then one day, I left the aloha lifestyle and found myself in Panama. Jumping from one sailboat to the next. I sailed from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to George Town, Cayman Islands. This 9-day crossing was just the beginning of my Caribbean adventure, which involved a quick trip to Cuba, a blue marlin too big to reel in, a few frisky stingrays, a beautiful Caymanian woman named Daphine, rainbows in the middle of the rainstorms, copious amounts of baby dolphins, and eventually a 103ft yacht. All of which are stories for another day.
Last year, after passing the 100 ton USCG Captains course, I moved home to be closer to family. Living in Boulder, Colorado, 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 continue to write, paint, 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.
Photography Influences: Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothea Lange.
Painting influences: 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