My love for the human experience is what guides my passion for capturing images and videos. Since I was young the way we interact with each other and the world around us has always intrigued me, constantly fueling a desire to experience as much as our world has to offer in the finite amount of time we get to call it home. I believe there is beauty in everything, something to cherish in every moment, and that every second is worthy of being captured.
I have spent the majority of my life in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range where my love for the outdoors and connection to the natural world have flourished. Days spent exploring what our Earth provides are my soul food, whether that be on a snowboard or mountain bike, or in a pair of hiking boots. The breathtaking views and striking scenery these hobbies have led me to undoubtedly influenced my desire to pick up a camera. There's so much beauty in our world that goes unseen by the vast majority, and I intend to share it.
I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media Studies. During my time on the Central Coast I was able to expand my love for the outdoors, trading in the pine trees and soil for palm trees and sand. Along with this change in scenery came the opportunity to expand my skillset behind the lens, capturing images in the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Surf photography has quickly become one of my favorite avenues in my photography career, as it provides a challenge like no other while combining my two passions: the outdoors and the camera.
I love any opportunity to connect with new people, gaining incite into another perspective of our shared reality. Let's connect and create something meaningful while we're together on this planet we call home.
Peace and Love, Jake.