I am a photographer for the University of Alaska Anchorage 9 months out of the year. The other 3? In the summer, I find a cool project. This year involves photographing almost all of the craft beers made in Alaska. I’m working on building a mobile field guide to all of the beers in the state with my friend and creator JJ Tranquilla, and my brother-in-law and programmer Brian. As of the end of June, we’ve been to almost every brewery on the Alaska road system and have tasted and photographed quite a few delicious brews.
JJ had this crazy idea. He came to me one night in the winter and proposed the idea to create a mobile application that could provide the user with a photo and information about every single beer brewed in Alaska, along with the option to keep track of a rating for each beer and a list of every beer a user may have tried. I thought it a little nuts at first, but then it took off. So much support from brewers. So much Alaska love. We are on our way.
Being a photojournalist, of course I have been blogging our experience and loving every minute of it. I feel so privileged and lucky to be part of this amazing project, and be you Alaskan or not even American, beer lovers worldwide, please have a look at this work I am so very passionate about! Cheers!