Six towns, 619 square miles, and 31,000 full time residents make up the alpine populace of Colorado’s Summit County. A place I’ve called home for close to a decade. My short tenure in these mountain towns has shown me a facet of the local community that is often overshadowed by the pursuit of seasonal recreation and transitory residency that are hallmarks of tourism-driven markets. I started to get to know the fabric of the community, and those locals who have chosen to not just to live here but to thrive here.
This project marks the start of my visual quest to seek out and meet the outliers of Summit County—those who call it home.