There are two things I am extremely passionate about. The first is fishing. I’ve been fishing since before I can remember, and spent countless hours as a kid casting crank baits and rubber worms to bass in the lakes surrounding my grandparents’ house in the Adirondacks. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I picked up my first fly rod and started fishing the rivers in the Northeast. Since then, I’ve traveled all over the country in search of new waters to fish. From Maine to Montana, I’ve brought my 5-weight with me on every trip, hoping to hook into a fish.

My other passion is photography. My Mom gave me my first camera when I was a freshman in high school. It was a 35mm Cannon AE-1 Program, and I loaded it up with Kodak black and white film. I spent the next 4 years learning everything I could about photography. My high school had a darkroom where I learned how to properly develop film and print black and white photographs. Upon entering college, I made the inevitable switch to digital photography and learned how to process my photographs on a computer. A few years after college I started a part-time photography business, which is now my full-time career. I shoot primarily with Nikon DSLR’s, but occasionally I can still be found with my old AE-1 in my hands.

Today, I’ve combined my two passions and always have my camera on hand when I’m on the river. I love to photograph people fishing and will often ask strangers if I can take a few pictures of them while they fish. It’s incredible how receptive people are to having their picture taken on the water, and I’ve met some amazing people this way.

Please check out some of the work I am currently doing, and contact me if you’d like to be photographed!

Instagram: @gregkkoch

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