Wells grew up in the Great Lakes and studied Architecture and Product Design at the University of Michigan.

He helped Topo Designs grow from three to thirty employees before making the jump to photography full-time.

In 2017 he co-founded a production company called Yeehaw Donkey in collaboration with friend and videographer Greg Balkin. Their year-long venture took them around the world from Patagonia to Japan shooting commercial campaigns for CLIF Bar, Chaco, and PrAna to name a few. 

He continues to appreciate and photograph the natural As a photographer Wells seeks to find balanced compositions within candid moments. He seeks symmetry but enjoys pushing beyond it.

Wells is actively seeking representation.


Recent clients include:


Wells was recently featured in Gestalten, Outside Online, Gear Patrol, Passion Passport, Canoe and Kayak, and received the cover of Climbing Magazine's December 2017 Issue.




portrait by Sam Sergi