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Starry skies, sagebrush, and endless red rock trails drew me West from Knoxville more than a decade ago. After earning accolades in journalism, I picked up a camera to accompany the pen to tell a more cohesive narrative.
I blend craftsmanship and artistry to create visually-compelling photos and video for commercial and editorial clients in Salt Lake City and beyond. I love a good story. And I want to tell yours.
I believe tactical mastery allows for creative spontaneity; listen, then create; and, your client is the hero of their own story.
Story-driven. Unique. Effecient.
"Austen brings a storytelling mindset to every shoot. He hustles to get the right backdrop, the right lighting, and the right composition, and he even helped source diverse, authentic models. He shot everything from local-legend portraits to alpine landscapes, and his creative photographs brought every story to life. I can't recommend Austen highly enough."
- Toni Isom, Visit Salt Lake Director of Content
UTAH PHOTOGRAPHER REVIEWS
— Melinda Rogers
SJ Quinney College of Law
"Austen has an impeccable eye and is very creative. I can often give him a fairly vague description of what I'm hoping to achieve with a photo shoot or project, and he will always find a way to make the end results shine. His work has helped to build our brand and our website is more eye-catching because Austen helped us to create great art for our audiences."
— Karen Boe
"I trust Austen to understand the vision and goals for each project and deliver a sharp, stellar product that I can use in varied applications. He’s professional, precise and delivers on time, in budget. Plus he’s easy to work with, is buttoned up with business protocols, but fun and engaging."
Utah Office of Tourism
Moran Eye Center
Visit Salt Lake
University of Utah
It's that sweet spot where EXPERIENCE and ARTISTRY share a secret handshake. The tipping point where AUTHENTICITY and a FRESH PERSPECTIVE trade secrets. The balancing act between INSPIRING and CAPTIVATING. That's what I'm chasing. Every day.