Equally comfortable photographing a ski expedition to a Himalayan 8000 meter peak, or a lifestyle shoot on a beach, Gabe has been shooting adventure sports for 20 years, packing camera gear up steep couloirs with skis, photographing climbing while dangling from foreign cliffs, eating canned chili on portaledges and zipping up in a sub-zero sleeping bag, dark at four p.m., putting himself in harm's way of a skier, mountain biker, snowmobiler, in perpetual search of light and focus, horizons and spray of snow, the blur of the ordinary behind the crisp punctuality of an athlete in motion, searching to distill action; the residue of vigorous motion photography.
Gabe is one of those spirits that cannot stop. After a perfect day of shooting ski mountaineering in Antarctica, a zodiac ride back to the ship with camera trained on breaching Orca whales, he will go outside and look for more while others nap, capturing the smile of a deckhand looking into the sunset. The photo is his way of purifying his experience in the world, his language of expression, his way of telling someone, 'See, that's what I mean.'
Without trying, as much as Gabe is an artist, he is a bright and goofy nut, that ends up entertaining the crews he travels with and the sometimes strangers he happens upon. His photos are often successful because his subjects are laughing at him... or with him, no one is ever sure.
Gabe has an associate's degree in photography from Colorado Mountain College and has shot assignments for companies and publications such as The North Face, Patagonia, Marmot, Bombardier, National Geographic, Men's Journal and Outside Magazine.
Gabe lives in Bellingham, Washington with his son and dog. He is thrilled to be working with Sony as one of their Artisans of Imagery.