Derek Pashupa Goodwin




+ Photographer

I live in Brooklyn, New York. I have loved taking pictures since I was a kid. When I grew up I earned a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology.

I spent the first decade of the millenium supporting myself by photographing hundreds of weddings. I still love to do that, but have diversified into portraiture, yoga & movement photography, and documenting events and festivals. I love to travel and work with all kinds of people, and to experience all kinds of life.

Around the same time I started my wedding photography business I also began photographing farm animals living in sanctuaries. I have been blessed with many profound interspecies exeriences and been able to use the images to promote compassion in the world. This is also my most published work, appearing in several books and all around the web.

Adding yoga teaching into my professional life in 2011 has helped me grow as a photographer and to see alignment in all things. To be in the moment and break out of the box. It helped me develop a style that uniquely reflects the collaboration with the people I photograph.

I would love for one of them to be you.

+ The Yogi

I am a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. The Jivamukti Open classes I teach feature vinyasa sequencing, mantra, music, and meditation. I also study Thai Massage and AcroYoga, which I integrate into my practice and teaching style.