Capturing a moment of time is an art in itself, requiring a talented eye to see things in a way that others may not have previously thought. These seven extraordinarily talented photographers share their world through the images they produce, shedding light (pardon the pun) on inspiring landscapes and incredible endeavors that many will never experience.
This guy is well under the radar of most. But the diversity of his portfolio is astounding. In the action sports world he sticks mostly to surfing, but has plenty of shots from other disciplines. An amazing all-around photographer.
She focuses mostly on snowboarding, but has recently forayed into other sports. But her bread-and-butter shots of the shred world are some of the finest out there today. Her night shots show creativity and precision, placing lights in the perfect spot to showcase her riders.
Chris is a young Californian surf photographer who has really turned some heads with the color and composition of his shots. He has an eye for the dramatic, whether in a scenic setting, an action shot, and of course, both at the same time.
Blake is based in Whistler, BC, so the majority of his shots are skiing-focused. But he is also a master of candids, and can capture that millisecond of emotion in fast-paced events such as the Winter Olympics. He also has an impressive Burning Man album for those who like to get weird.
Jordan’s main subjects are related to skiing, mountain biking, and whitewater paddling. He has an eye for the unique; with his signature shot being a self-portrait of himself biking… through a droplet of water hanging off a blade of grass. He also produces a video series titled “A Skiers Journey”. Check it out on Vimeo if you want to be inspired.
Aaron has been around a long time, and has the photo catalog to prove it. He has been all around the world shooting for major publications, and by all accounts, doesn’t seem like he will be letting up any time soon.
Scott was the head photographer for Travis Rice’s game-changing snowboard movie “The Art of Flight”. Open any snowboard magazine printed in this millenium and you are likely to see a few of his shots. Being on Red Bull’s A‑List gets him some interesting opportunities, and the fact that he gets to share his world through the camera lens helps keep the jealousy levels within reason.
This list is brief, and could easily have hundreds of amazingly talented photographers including photographers we’ve chatted with recently including Mike Yoshida and Stephen Matera. But there are a definitely a few that stand out, and in this author’s humble opinion, these do that.
Who else should be on the list? let us know in the comments!