Once upon a time, Ty Milford was a mountain guide. As an avid runner, cyclist and adventurous outdoorsman, he couldn't imagine life behind a desk—so he chose to pursue the beauty of the natural world through the lens of his camera. Now a successful commercial and editorial lifestyle photographer, he strives to capture real-feeling-moments in his work, producing fun, expressive and dynamic images. His warm and spontaneous photos show his playfulness and love of color. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his family, has a growing collection of passport stamps, knows quite a bit about sleeping in snow caves and loves the smell of surf wax and sunscreen.