About me

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Fl, and currently based near the Metro Atlanta area, photography has long been both a passion and a profession for me as I pursue new and inspiring images in sports, portraiture, photojournalism, and nature. Fueling this passion is an athletic background as a former swimmer, two-time triathlon world-championship competitor, and current swim coach. Channelling these varied athletic backgrounds and knowledge into my creative photography workflow, I strive to capture and preserve the emotions and memories of competition for all athletes — young and old. Additionally, working in the engineering field, and as a long-time nerd, I bring an analytical approach to technology and equipment that affords me a unique insight into “strobist” photography, alternative techniques, high-key stop-action, and current post-processing techniques that few other creative personalties offer.

Together, this translates into a body of work and signature style characterized by a journalistic, documentarian approach, edited into either bright, punchy, colorful pieces, or moody, deep, black & whites images.

For questions, please reach out at via email at colinabbeysphotography@gmail.com

Nationally & Internationally:

  • The New York Times (nytimes.com)
  • The Washington Post (print & online)
  • The Wall Street Journal (print & online)
  • TheGuardian.com
  • TheACC.com
  • USASwimming’s Splash Magazine
  • European Pressphoto Agency (EPA)
  • TheBostonGlobe.com
  • USAToday.com (and affiliates)
  • abcnews.com
  • nbcnews.com
  • Sports Authority social media
  • globalnews.ca
  • SwimSwam News
  • StubHub
  • SBNation
  • The Players Tribune
  • The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC)
  • Ricky Carmichael’s website and team’s page(s)/social media
  • For various college and university athletics, including:
    • Florida State
    • Miami
    • Auburn
    • Duke
    • Syracuse
    • NC State
    • Middle Tennessee State
    • Florida Gulf Coast
    • Samford
    • the University of West Florida
    • Charleston Southern University

Locally (Tallahassee / Leon County / FL Big Bend):

  • Florida’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • FSView & Florida Flambeau
  • Tallahassee Magazine
  • Visit Tallahassee
  • Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida
  • Tallahassee Police Department
  • Lincoln, Leon, and Chiles High Schools
  • Florida Commission on the Status of Women
  • The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC)
  • The Tallahassee Serinas
  • The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
  • Diva Pops Creamery
  • Kight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI, Tallahassee)
  • Tallahassee YTS (Youth Triathlon Series)—sponsored by the Livestrong Foundation
  • Ingram Enterprises
  • Just Get Fit
  • Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Cancer Center & TMH Cancer Center’s annual Ride for Hope
  • KeyNotes Piano Studio
  • Guest lecturer at Lincoln High School
  • Carr, Riggs, & Ingram; CPAs and Advisors (Tallahassee, FL)


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