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ABOUT GLENN (the short version):
Glenn first became interested in photography during a semester abroad in university. Since graduating in 2006, he has spent the majority of his time living, working, and traveling abroad. Everywhere he's traveled, he's done so with the hope of leaving with some photographs that do justice to the location. He moved back home, to northern Colorado, at the end of 2015, and has been working full-time as a photographer ever since.
ABOUT GLENN (the longer version):
Glenn first became interested in photography while participating in Semester at Sea, a study abroad program he participated in while attending the University of Colorado. In the program, approximately 700 university students took a semester's worth of courses on a retired cruise ship that took them around the world, making ten different stops of three to seven days each. This trip, in addition to initially fueling Glenn's interest in photography (and earning him credit towards graduation), was the primary cause of his interest in world travel.
He graduated in 2006 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and promptly went to work for a small civil engineering firm in Denver, Colorado. His first major post-graduation purchase was a DSLR and lens. For the duration of his time as an engineer, he'd talked about moving abroad to have new, exciting experiences. Then, at a friend's Christmas party in 2007, he spontaneously purchased a non-refundable, one-way ticket to New Zealand. He moved there in April, 2008, and worked as a ski lift operator to finance his continued travels. He lived in New Zealand for seven months, where he spent his free time enjoying the outdoors and taking photos.
In October, 2008, he moved to Australia. He worked odd jobs and eventually purchased a van which he lived out of for the next year. Doing so allowed him to see more of the country than he would otherwise have been able to. He circumnavigated the country, working as necessary, and taking pictures along the way. Upon the expiration of his visa, he returned home, to Colorado, for the summer of 2010. While home, Glenn went on a number of camping trips in the American West, and completed the necessary paperwork to get a job teaching English in South Korea.
He moved to Tongyeong, South Korea, in August 2010, and the year he spent there allowed him to save enough money for a trip he'd always dreamed of. In September, 2011, he went to Nepal, and spent the next four months trekking, and photographing the sights. In January, 2012, he began a two month journey through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, where he eventually got another job teaching English.
He spent the summer of 2012 back in Colorado, and again enjoyed numerous camping and road trips, including a stint in the Canadian Rockies. Soon, his financial situation dictated that he get back to work, and he returned to South Korea. He taught English to public school students on the Korean island of Jeju from October, 2012 until April, 2015. He used his free time to go through years of backlogged photos, and the photography-related work he did while there ultimately allowed him to quit this job in order to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time professional photographer.
In April, 2015, Glenn said goodbye to his life in South Korea and spent several months traveling through China, Mongolia, Kenya, and Tanzania, returning to Colorado in July, 2015. Before he'd had a chance to settle back into American life, he took off on yet another camping and road trip. This time, he went to Canada's eastern provinces, and a good number of eastern and southern states in America.
He spent the spring of 2016 traveling around the country, participating in art shows, while living out of a Prius. It proved to be a fun, learning experience in which he met a lot of interesting people and sold enough photos to keep food on his plate. His summer was spent traveling through Alaska and Western Canada, capturing photographs of untamed wilderness and wildlife.
Glenn spent 2017 traveling around the country, participating in many Nationally-ranked art shows, including Art Fair Sourcebook's Number one Show in the USA, and four of Sunshine Artist's Top Five. He spent three weeks in Iceland, and the beauty he experienced there cemented Iceland in his mind as one of the places to which he'll have to one day return.
2018 was a busy year for Glenn - he spent most of his time participating in art shows throughout America, but he found time to visit California's beautiful Sierra Nevadas in the spring, and the Pacific Northwest (northern California, Oregon, and Washington - albums coming soon) in the summer. He increased the diversity of his portfolio by photographing cityscapes of many large American cities he visited while traveling throughout the country. He was also fortunate enough to photograph polar bears in Canada, and spend two weeks photographing the coastal and mountainous beauty of Hawaii (album coming soon).
In 2019, he will once again travel across the United States, appearing at Nationally-acclaimed art festivals, and in August, he will visit Uganda to photograph mountain gorillas. Since he'll be "in the neighborhood," he'll return to Kenya's spectacular Masai Mara National Reserve to photograph more traditional safari wildlife. His future travel plans include visits to Norway, Patagonia, Indonesia, and a return to Alaska.