Spencer is a documentary filmmaker/photographer based in San Francisco, CA. Originally from rural Maine, he spent several years as the lead photographer for both Camden International Film Festival and Cinema Eye Honors before transitioning into working as a documentary cameraperson.
Through the 2016 election cycle, he worked on the IDA Documentary Awards nominated series NomiNation by Vanity Fair/First Look Media, as well as the Fusion series Primaries, both of which chronicled the presidential race. His recent work has taken him from documenting the endangered Scrotal Frog of Lake Titicaca to the protests against Trump's Muslim Ban at JFK to exploring the story of an atheist daughter attempting to understand her creationist father in rural America.
Spencer has created work for organizations/individuals such as Vanity Fair, Field of Vision, Praxis Films, and James Taylor, as well as had his images appear in publications such as Filmmaker Magazine and Rolling Stone. As an educator, he has taught for Maine Media Workshops. He is the recipient of the 2017 SFFilm Holiday Party Karaoke Contest 1st Place award.
He is available for work internationally.