Collin Howell is a documentary photographer specializing in conservation stories, travel, and editorial photography.
Inspired by nature and travel, Collin sees photography as a wonderful way to engage with the world, encourage exploration, and promote protection of the planet. She seeks to create images with beauty and insight.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Collin started traveling at a young age. Escaping the scorching Texas summers, she would go with her parents and twin brother on long road trips around the country, most frequently to New Mexico and New England. Her love for photography was sparked on those trips, when she and her brother would jump out of the car with their matching Fisher Price film cameras, stand next to their parents, and take pictures of the same scene. Not only did those trips spark a love for photography, but a love for travel, which has been an enormous influence in her life.
In 2013, Collin graduated with a Professional Certificate in Photography from Maine Media Workshops + College, in Rockport, Maine. As a student, she was awarded the Maine Media Scholarship. Collin continued her education as an assistant to Bridget Besaw with Seedlight Pictures, and later, as an assistant and second shooter for Ira Lippke, the award-winning wedding photographer of the NYC-based studio, The Day Collective. She is an alum of the Eddie Adams Workshop.
Organizations Collin has worked with include The Outdoor Foundation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Student Conservation Association, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and Crooked Trails.
Collin is based in Boston, MA, and is available for assignments worldwide.
University of Maine. Augusta, Maine, 2018
Frontier. Brunswick, Maine, 2017
Fort Works Art. Fort Worth, Texas, 2017
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. Belfast, Maine, 2016
Patagonia. Freeport, Maine, 2014
PhoPa Gallery. Portland, Maine, 2013
Maine Media Gallery. Rockport, Maine, 2013
Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX, 2016
Nominated for PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2017 & 2018
Maine Media Scholarship, 2013
While true of love and travel, I believe this quote to be true of photography as well...
“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.” - Pico Iyer