orn and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Tyler Fields is a graduate of Oregon State University’s history program. Throughout his childhood, time spent on the water was a constant. From lakes and rivers to time offshore, days on and around boats were some of the most impactful. In 2007, Tyler studied abroad on the schooner, OCEAN STAR, a tall ship operated by Seamester. These 80 days made it clear to Tyler that boats would be the foundation of whichever path he chose. After college, Tyler entered an internship with Ballentine’s Boat Shop of Cataumet, Massachusetts. A small family-owned wooden boat shop, BBS is respected throughout the boatbuilding industry for their classic Herreshoff yacht restorations. While Tyler had viewed photography as a hobby for many years, it was here that Tyler found professional success mixing photography and the craftsmanship behind wooden boats. Over the last eight years, Tyler has chased fleets from dinghies to superyachts around the country. Based in Rhode Island, he travels throughout the summer photographing classic yacht regattas up and down the East Coast. Tyler has been published as both a photographer and writer in numerous publications, including WoodenBoat, Classic Boat, Soundings magazine, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, and others. Along with editorial assignments, Tyler has also worked with a wide range of private and commercial clients creating images, video, and advertising campaigns.