Photography has become my way of experiencing life. I like the way it can be suggestive of a memory, just as it was for me as a kid trying to capture and hold onto my holidays in England. Yet photography’s immediacy forces me to constantly move past the pictures I’ve taken, to the pictures I haven’t taken yet. It’s a pleasingly addictive sensation the way it makes me feel engaged and present more then anything else.
I grew up in Virginia, spending most of my time catching newts and playing soccer. During high school I worked as a telemarketer, parking valet, Christmas tree salesman, soccer referee, and as a towel-boy at a gym. Mostly though, I just thought about making photos. On family trips to England I fell in love with putting the world in a rectangle and clicking, and it was my high school photo teacher who helped me decide to become a photographer. Four years later I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a photography degree, moved to New York City to assist photographers, and then quickly began accepting my own commissions from magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. My work has received awards from American Photography, Communication Arts and PDN, and I maintain The Turek Atlas, an online travel guide featuring my images. Today, I split my time between New York and London.
American Photography 24 2008, Selected
American Photography 25 2009, Selected
American Photography 27 2011, Selected
American Photography 29 2013, Selected
American Photography 30 2014, Selected
American Photography 31 2015, Selected
American Photography 32 2016, Selected
American Photographic Artists 2011
Communication Arts 2008
Communication Arts 2009
Communication Arts 2015
Photo District News 2008
Photo District News 2011
AARP, AFAR, Architectural Digest, British Airways High Life, Capital One Bank, COMO Hotels, Conde Nast Traveller, Departures, Dwell, Financial Times, Food & Wine, Garden & Gun, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Journal, Outside, Porter, Porter Airlines, Ritz Carlton, Robb Report, Surface, Tempus, Thomson Holidays, Travel & Leisure, United Airlines