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While the outdoors is for everyone, not everyone can travel to or experience our great wild places. Because of this, my mission is to make photographs that create a connection with Planet Earth and help transport people to different parts of the world. If I can elicit a "wow" from them, I consider it a win.

If you're an organization that needs visual or written storytelling to tell your unique story better, let's work together!


Meet Alec

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Alec is a landscape photographer and outdoors storyteller with a zeal for pushing boundaries in the wild. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, and visiting remote places,  allowing him to photograph locations the rest of the world shies away from. In addition, Alec loves to write about his travels and craft articles that help educate and inspire others to find their joy in nature.

Alec has always been outdoorsy as he grew up hiking and visiting our amazing National Parks with his parents and brother. But his connection to nature and our wild places took on a greater meaning in the winter of 2018/2019 when he was diagnosed with cancer, and those opportunities to explore were thrown into flux. Since then, he decided to start living his values and passions, turning a hobby of photography and writing into a career. By embracing each moment and finding new places to adventure, he hopes to show off the beauty of planet Earth and bring more people into the environmental movement to protect our greatest treasures.

He resides in Seattle with his girlfriend, spending weekends hiking, playing tennis, and enjoying moments with friends and family. 


"Visit Bend loved working with Alec Sills-Trausch! He's friendly, professional, and a top-notch communicator whose photo skills captured the very best of Bend's scenic beauty." - Tawna Fenske, Visit Bend

“Alec is an easy-to-work-with and extremely talented photographer. His communication skills made planning and completing the trip seamless and created great content along the way.” - Alicia Jolliffe, Tourism North Dakota

"Alec was such a great person to work with. Communicative, thorough, flexible, and all-around great person! We ran into bad weather while he was on the coast but he was very positive and extremely flexible. We appreciated his confidence and ability to self-manage and go with the flow. He delivered awesome photos in a timely manner and we’re very grateful. We can’t wait to have him back!" - Lauren Pahl, Explore Lincoln City

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