I got my photographic start in Aspen, Colorado where I went to ski and never left.
I opened a small ad agency called Studio Three. When I found I couldn't get the images I wanted for the agency, i picked up the camera and learned the craft by trial and error. After a few years of this, I found myself enjoying it so much I gave it more and more attention. I began doing sports photography and worked for Head Ski and Sports, K2 Skis, Lange Ski Boots, Fila Sports, Obermeyer, White Stag, Wilson and Smith Optics along with assignments for various magazines in the US and abroad. I was hooked. I traded in my advertising work for the photographic world.
Soon thereafter, and by good fortune, I was asked to do a test shoot by the Leo Burnett ad agency for their Marlboro campaign. It was a success and that began an incredible journey that lasted for over 12 years.
I am now semi-retired after a career of over 45 years as a photographer. I am focused on special assignments and fine-art but continue to capture images of the Great American West.
I spent the last few years teaching photographic workshops, including the renowned Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and hosting international travel expeditions with my daughter, Jennifer Clasen. She is the Director of Wanderlust Expeditions and also works as a still photographer in the TV and film industry. Visit her website: firstname.lastname@example.org