Red Bull Illume Semi-Finalist & Red Bull Rising Talent

The past month could be summed up in two words; Red Bull.

I had the honor of being invited to the Red Bull Rising Talent USA 2019 workshop this year which was hosted at Woodward West in California. Myself & seven others were invited as a group that was recognized as some of the future action & adventure sport photographers of the industry. Seriously, I’m so honored to have been part of the workshop. We had the chance to learn from legends in the industry such as Michale Clarke, Dustin Snipes, and Garth Milan. From critiques with Red Bull photo editors to getting one on one workshops from some of the leading professionals in the field, it was a week well spent. Psyched to come away with a bunch of new tricks & friends as well!

Here’s some of the images we created that week. Shooting everything from skate, breaking dancing, BMX, and MTB.

Red Bull Illume Semi-Finalist

AND I’m super honored to have been named as a semi-finalist in Red Bull Illume 2019. Red Bull Illume is a photo competition every three years that focuses on adventure and action sports photography. All ages and abilities are encouraged to enter the competition. This year an incredible 60,000 photos were submitted (which is fucking insane) and I was lucky enough to have one of my images selected as part of the top 250 photos. Stoked beyond belief. Here’s the image, entered into the lifestyle category.

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