Kyle Schmidt
Austin, Texas
My name is Kyle Schmidt and I am the face behind Backwood Pine. I am a graduate of the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. I was a 4-year starter for the Richmond Spider Baseball Team. The experiences that I had while competing for U of R helped to develop the many qualities that make me who I am today. I have always had a passion for the outdoors and love being outside. I found happiness whether I was playing on a baseball field or hiking up a mountain.
A few years into college, I picked up a camera and fell in love with the idea of capturing moments and showcasing creativity. Driven, committed, and passionate, I have a strong interest in marketing and bring this mentality to my work. I find joy in telling visual stories and bridging the gap between brands and consumers, and have worked with clients in the outdoor recreation, beverage, industrial, and lifestyle industries. Currently, I am pursuing photographic work in the areas of product, portraiture, commercial, and outdoor.
My photographic vision comes from my Texan heritage and my desire to create unique compositions. I struggled to find my style as I was learning how to compose and capture what was around me. However, I have since identified what best represents who I am: warm tones and crisp, clean imagery. I find that this balance best allows me to evoke feelings within the imagery that I produce.
Currently living out my dream as a Minor League Baseball Player with the Minnesota Twins.
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BACKWOOD PINE
Backwood Pine is the result of years of outdoor adventure, marketing experience, and photographic interest. The name "Backwood Pine" pays homage to the rural area where I grew up. My home is a small plot of land that holds an extension of the Loblolly Pines common in East Texas. Growing up, the drive home through the pines never dulled. In 2011, a large portion of the forested area was burned in the largest wildfire in Texas history. In searching for a proper name that would mesh with my values, "Backwood Pine" came to be. What started as a platform for sharing moments has turned into my passion. For commissions, prints, or any other inquires, get in touch via the "Contact" page.
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