Bio by Nick Walsh-
Adventure photography affords me the opportunity to travel often. And with so many locations beckoning me, the air can become a little murky when considering priorities pertaining to places to visit. Generally, you will find me in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia, and West Virginia, as these are the spots I consider to be my easiest access and closest to home. But, my love of travel evolves; much the same as the way I shoot: constantly changing the eye, the perception of landscape, and finding immersive compositions to engage my audience. My most recent trip to Iceland and just before that to Costa Rica are prime examples of how my perspective is constantly refined by my environment. I’m stoked to see where 2018 leads and maybe packing a couple more visa stamps into the passport!
Alongside backpacking, most will find me paddling the rivers of the southeast, from the Chattooga to the Tellico, up to the New River in West Virginia, and everywhere in between. As well, I am a lifelong surfer and snowboarder, which evolved from my time spent in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, San Diego, West Virginia, and insuring that I travel for both frequently!
Feel free to follow along with me as I travel and shoot by jumping on Instagram and looking up @_shootnick_. I hope I inspire you to get outside and enjoy what our wonderful planet has to offer!
Getting ready for Episode 4, featuring Brandy Hall. Brandy founded Shades of Green Permaculture Design, Inc. in 2004 and has become a leading voice for sustainable and regenerative landscape design in the Southeast. Based in Atlanta, GA, SOG offers design, installation, consultation and education services. Her clients have included residential, commercial, governmental, farm and homestead projects; institutional level research farms; and broad-acre restoration and conservation. She also serves on the Pine Lake City Council and the Dogwood Alliance Board of Directors. For more information on Brandy and permaculture visit shadesofgreenpermaculture.com and tune in Tuesday night for our new video.
In Episode 3, "Barefoot Barry", Barry Combess takes us running down the Silver Comet Trail, one of his favorite local spots. Barry was raised in Southern California, and after school in Scotland, graduated from the American Culinary Federation in St. Augustine, Florida. After years of chronic joint and foot pain, Barry tried an unconventional remedy, going barefoot. Now retired from the culinary arts, Barry has been running 5k & 10k races since 2010 barefoot, and averages between seven and eight 5ks per year.