spencer backman

Hey, I'm Spencer.

I'm a photographer based in Sacramento, California. I do my best work shooting projects that tell a story of life lived a bit beyond the ordinary.

In the summer of 2017 I walked approximately 1200 miles down the coastline of California, never knowing where I would sleep from day to day, or where my next shower or hot meal would come from. 

The experiences I gained from spending a summer living differently affect my work by allowing me to be more honest, more real, and to more meaningfully communicate truth. 


If you'd like to work together, please shoot me an email. I look forward to it.




Photograph by Codi Ann Thomsen.