I’m from the midwest, a place called Delavan Lake, WI.
Growing up on Lake Delavan nurtured and fed my curiosity for the love of watersports and the outdoors. I tried everything I could, from ice hockey to mountain and road bikes, motorcycles, of course fishing along with skiing (Alpine and Nordic,) and windsurfing. Then add to that mix, my Dad, who was into photography as a hobby, which apparently rubbed off on me, but with an action and adventure spin.
The gorge is a magical place with nature’s beauty all around you. It will fill your senses with many spectacular landscapes and places from the Pacific Northwest mountain rain forests and it's massive Sitka spruce trees, to the Oregon and Washington Coasts.
My first visit to the Columbia River Gorge was in 1991. The adventure, the beauty, and the friends kept me coming back. I decided to stay for good in 1999 and currently live in White Salmon, WA. with my best friend and wife Hillary. Before Photography I was a General Contractor and currently have a shop in White Salmon, Wa. Sprinter parts anyone?
Over the years, the training and coaching in various sports developed my movement analysis skills and understanding of sequential movements. Training included the use of video and camera equipment and trained my eye for movements and how people move.
In 2013 I created Stawicki Photography and began shooting the action on the Columbia river from a Zodiac boat. I focus on everyone and provide professional, pro-grade images to the regular folks and Pros.
So for me, it’s about the action and anticipating the shot. Being there, in it, as it’s happening, experiencing the elements of Wind, Water, Dirt and Snow, and capturing those memorable Events for you to share with family and friends.