Heather Thamm was born and raised in northern Idaho amongst a family full of artists. She spent her toddler years pounding on the door of her mother’s closet darkroom, and received her first lessons in composition from her father, a portrait painter. More interested in sports than art, Heather claims she accidentally fell in love with photography after getting hired as a golf course photographer in high school. “I became obsessed with how the camera works and signed up for every photography class I could throughout college.” After years of shooting film she eventually attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography where she submerged herself in the digital world. Today Heather lives in Girdwood and enjoys a variety of photographic interests including adventure sports, environmental portraiture, and landscapes. She currently splits her time between working for Alyeska Ski Patrol and shooting weddings for Chugach Peaks Photography.
This popular ice climbing crag south of Anchorage has always cracked me up. I was never enough of an ice climber to really understand the attraction for climbing only feet from 50+ mph traffic.
But, as a photographer, what a great subject for a time lapse, which was my mission this particular afternoon.