Carl’s story

In his 30 years of life, Carl Hurlebaus has grown up and formed deep connections in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, summers in Ocean City, Maryland, college in Virginia, and now professional life in Washington D.C., Carl has orbited the D.M.V. and currently calls Arlington, Virginia home.

Carl moved to the big city after graduating college in 2011 to pursue a professional career in management consulting. A curious learner and problem-solver at heart – with a dash of attention-deficit disorder – this career choice has served Carl well and continues to keep him stimulated. However, Carl has always had an artistic streak, and in 2017 he picked up a Sony a6000 camera to push his talents and release his creative energy.

Nowadays, you can follow and connect with Carl on Instagram as he spends his time scouting Washington D.C. and surrounding areas looking for the best compositions. Carl enjoys traveling the world with his fiance, Kolena, as he strives to enjoy the beauty the world has to offer and share his experiences through the lens.

Go-to photography gear

  • Sony a6000 mirrorless camera
  • Sony 18-105mm f/4 G mid-range zoom
  • Sony 10-18mm f/4 wide-angle zoom
  • Rokinon 12mm f/2 wide-angle prime

Contact me

Drop me a line at to ask a question, collaborate, or just say hello. If you’re interested in prints, I’m happy to help – shoot me an email!