This is Brian. He is a US Paralympic hopeful for the 2014 Winter Games in Russia. Brian is blind. At the age of 11, Brian lost his vision due to complications from Lyme Disease. He was an avid skier and snow boarder, and despite his inability to see, he continued with his passion and stayed on the mountain. He races with a guide who verbally cues him as to when to turn. I can’t even IMAGINE the trust he must have in that guide.
I had the honor of shooting Brian for his website and Facebook page. Brian has many passions. Skiing happens to be his main focus , however he is an avid fisherman and a sick paddle boarder. We met at his home in Narragansett, RI so that I could capture him off of the snow before he headed out west to begin his seasonal training on the mountain.
If you are interested in booking Brian for a motivational speaker, or contributing to his quest for the US Paralympic Team, please visit his web site at www.skibrian.com and check him out!