While on vacation in Port Townsend,
Washington in 1997, Bruce happened to attend the annual Wooden Boat
Festival, where he sailed on a 72-foot racing sloop, and his life
hasn't been the same since!
someone who grew up in Miami Beach and lived in California, it was
certainly odd to become a sailor now that he was in Colorado! First
taking classes at the Boulder Reservoir on a Sunfish, then sailing
26-foot MacGregors owned by fellow members of the Salty Dog Sailing
Club of Denver, Bruce's passion for sailing increased exponentially.
day, while perusing one of the national sailing magazines, he spotted
an ad for an essay contest, which offered a grand prize of being
crew on a transatlantic sailboat race. He won the essay contest,
and participated in an adventure that was surely one of the high
points of his life, racing a 72-foot racing sloop from Southampton,
England to Rowes Wharf in Boston, MA.
receiving his Master's degree in video and photography from San
Francisco State University in 1989, Bruce has been producing videos
professionally. While attending graduate school, Bruce had the good
fortune to work full-time for internationally recognized adventure
and landscape photographer Galen Rowell. It was during this period
that Bruce was introduced to rock climbing and mountaineering, and
he began the transition not only from large-format 4 x 5" black
and white still
photography to 35mm color, but also to the moving image,
and the ability to tell a story not only with images, but tied together
with the spoken word.
after moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1990, Borowsky began producing
a regional television series on rock climbing and mountaineering.
The monthly series became so successful that within a year it got
picked up by a national network, and aired weekly until 1996. Traveling
around the world, Bruce had the opportunity to photograph and videotape
people, cultures, and landscapes not only for his television series,
but also for his own personal art projects. During it's five-year
run, "The Climbing Show" featured a wide variety of well-known
climbers, including Lynn Hill, Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonnington,
Todd Skinner, Sir Edmund Hillary, and of course, Galen Rowell.
Bruce works as a producer at People Productions in Boulder. When
he's not playing tennis, you can usually find him sailing on Chatfield
Lake in Denver on a 22 foot Capri, which he also races every Wednesday
evening around the cans.