About

Koty Sapp is a creative, adventurer, and self-taught photographer.

In 2017, at the ripe age of 25, he chose to "shake things up a bit" and take on an unconventional, more adventurous way of life. After attaining a Baccalaureate of Science in Ecology, he chose to leave society to hike the 2190 mile Appalachian Trail and immerse himself in the vast wilderness that encompasses it. This 9 month journey across America ignited a passion within him to document the most compelling aspects of his travels. It is his desire to inspire others to live freely and enjoy the natural world as we were meant to.

Now 30, Koty continues to travel the globe in search of adventure. 

Koty is an avid backpacker and has traversed over 5000 miles in the North American Wilderness. He spends May - October in Maine managing the northernmost hostel on the Appalachian Trail, near its northern terminus. Here he helps other hikers take on their dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. 

Adventures

2017: The 2190 mile Appalachian Trail

2018: Shenandoah National Park, Maine, & east coast road trip

2019: Iceland, Faroe Islands, & 110 mile Pacific Crest Trail section hike

2020: Maine, Colorado, & Vanlife

2021: The 800 mile Arizona National Scenic Trail & Maine

2022: The 350 mile Pinhoti Trail followed by the 72 mile Benton Mackeye Trail connector from the northern terminus of the Pinhoti to Springer Mountain and the first 275 miles of the  Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Hot Springs in North Carolina, & west coast road trip

Photography Gear

Sony Alpha Full Frame Camera & Lenses

Sony RX100 VII

Polar Pro Circular Polarizing Filters

Peak Design Capture Clip & Clutch

Vangaurd VEO 2 235CB Tripod

2018 MacBook Pro 15

LaCie USB-C Thunderbolt 4TB Hardrives

iPhone 12 Pro

Primarily shooting in the backcountry and on the go... a light & efficient set up is of the utmost importance.

Exhibitions 

United by the Appalachian Trail Exhibit "centerpiece photograph"

                 September 17 - 21, 2018 @ U.S. Russell Senate Rotunda

                 Touring 2019 & 2020                   

Hiker at Katahdin

Publications

2020 Adventure Journal Issue 16 

2021 AT Journeys Summer Issue

2021 AT Journeys Fall Special Commemorative Issue 

Services

Koty specializes in outdoor photography. While his focus is on landscapes and adventure, he is up for just about anything when it comes to shooting in the outdoors. 

Adventure/Travel Assignments

Brand/Product/Social Media Influencing

Destination/Outdoor Engagements & Elopements


Work With Me

Whether you are wishing to collaborate, a professional/brand seeking commercial work, desire editorial use, are in need of a photoshoot, or just want to say hello... please feel free to reach out with any questions or request you may have!


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