What is a dream shoot location?
Dream shoot, dream shoot… This is a hard one as each spot I shoot always turns out to be a special place for me. I would have to say somewhere in the Chilean mountains with a view of the ocean. Chaiten is a city below a magnificent glacier laden mountain range right at the coast. I have been looking at this spot for possible stories.
The Fitz Roy range looks breathtaking as well.
What is your style and inspiration?
My style is very landscape heavy. I have had to tell myself to crop it in more! I just really love nature and how gorgeous it can be when you slow down and check ‘er out! When I’m framing out a shot I usually look at the landscape first and ask how I can then fit the rider into the shot whether it’s biking, skiing, climbing, kiting etc. I like to get moody with it, raw, gritty, showing lots of detail but not too punchy. It’s super cool to hear people say that my photography gives them that feeling they experience while riding.
Who would you love to work with?
Honestly this new Jasper Penton guy! Dude has unreal style! But truly I’ve always been a huge fan of Matt Hunter. Something about the guy’s sense of the trails as more than just a place to ride. He seems humble and kinda private, I dig that, I think he and I would get along well!
Who is your favorite photog?
I have many but my all time would have to be Sterling Lorence. He’s got the right combo of artistic vibes with radness. His eye is unmatched in the MTB scene.
Right on man! Sterl is definitely one of our favorites and a solid human all around. Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and we look forward to seeing more of your work this season.
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