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Travel | Action Sports | Lifestyle Photographer

Sheree Michele – Wait for You

Born in Florida and schooled in Nashville, singer / songwriter / musician Sheree Michele began playing music at age 5. With a combo of fresh beats, piano, and classic acoustic vibes – she is one of the most talented musicians … Continue reading

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Up and Coming

I recently had the opportunity to photograph an amazingly talented musician and good friend of mine, Sheree Michele. Wow, If I could sum her up somehow it would be a combination of these words – JOY, passionate, beautiful, and genuine. … Continue reading

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Nikon D800 vs Canon Mark III

I’ve been a Nikon fan since I started photography, so the roots run pretty deep, but the thought of switching over to the dark side has actually entered my mind a couple times recently. I dont think it will happen … Continue reading

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“To live for God, is to live for adventure.”

Over the past two years I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world as a humanitarian photographer with Surfing The Nations, a non-profit humanitarian organization. It has been life changing, in every sense of the word. It’s opened my eyes … Continue reading

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Coffee With Hoppe

This is probably one of the most creative, out of the box videos I have ever produced. I made this for a good friend who is trying to raise money as a full time volunteer to continue using his gifts to give back. Check it out, a Dr. Seuss inspired poem and visual journey around the Surfing The Nations headquarters in Hawaii (where I currently work as well).

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“Code Red”

Have you ever wondered what the best surfers in the world look like surfing one of the most dangerous waves in the world [on one of the biggest swells ever recorded], looks like on a $150,000 camera?

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Are You Living Your Dream?

So the storyline + cinematography in this film is unreal. Basically The North Face hired Jimmy Chin to capture what the progressive rock climbing culture of Yosemite looks like, and this video is a BTS of that. I don’t think … Continue reading

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