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I’m a freelance writer and photographer based in Seattle, Washington.

My travels started at eight when I flew from my hometown of Bozeman, Montana across the country to visit my mom in Florida. Flight attendants (pretty blond stewardesses back then) loaded my bag with peanuts and cans of coke before escorting me from plane to plane. That summer I swam in an ocean for the first time, visited Mickey in Orlando, and road tripped to Tennessee. While there, we road horseback into densely wooded hills to see the initials of Civil War soldiers carved into trees. I learned about history and “different cultures” and I was hooked.

Since then I’ve navigated busy trains in Japan, canoed in Southern Ontario, walked the Roman Road in Ephesus, and climbed granite towers in Yosemite. I write in a way that gives the reader a sense of place and helps them feel as though they’re in the scene. I strive to take authentic photographs that engage and ignite the viewer’s imagination.

I work extensively in Seattle, the Northwest, the rugged North Cascades, and Montana. When not working on my next project I backcountry ski, hike, backpack, rock/ice climb, read like a mad man, and spend time with my lovely wife.

206.883.4170

ryanddorn@gmail.com

@Dornwrites