Andrew Kornylak, a professional photographer based in North Carolina, joins APA National on the board as Treasurer.
About Andrew Kornylak:
I was always into photography since I was a kid and I come from a family of professional and amateur artists and photographers. From early on, I was always into the outdoors and fascinated by adventure photographers of that time, especially those in National Geographic Magazine. Galen Rowell’s work really stood out, and there was a photographer that crossed genres.
I went to school at the University of Chicago, which is where I learned to rock climb. In 1996, I graduated with a degree in mathematics and worked as a software developer, first in Atlanta, then in Arizona, before quitting my desk job and making a go at adventure photography, with climbing and people living the fringe climber lifestyle as my main focus.
I ended up back in the South in 2003 and now I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with my wife and 3 kids.
Over the years, I’ve worked shooting photography and film for a wide variety of clients such as Garden & Gun, Mercedes Benz, Apple, Square, Hanes, NPR, The North Face, Red Bull, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Backpacker, and Climbing. I am also the Photo Director for Outdoor Retailer.
Though I shoot a lot more subject matter than just climbing these days, the outdoor and adventure world keeps me coming back, and informs all my work.
To find out more about Andrew and his work, please see APA’s recent interview with Andrew for our Inspiration column.