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Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera. A self-taught, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer, he has traveled on assignment to over 60 countries for the publications of the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Men’s Journal, Esquire, STERN and many others.
Raised on a Colorado cattle ranch, Pete is passionate about storytelling and unique, gripping ways to communicate them, whether it involves vantages from 20,000 feet or swimming below icebergs. His perspective on capturing water-related stories led American Photo Magazine to list Pete as “one of the top five water photographers” in the nation.
Currently, Pete may be best known for his two year documentation of the Colorado River, which culminated in the acclaimed coffee table book: “The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict”, an award-winning short film, “Chasing Water”, which won over 20 film festival awards including “Best Short Documentary” at Canada’s Banff Mtn. Film Festival, “Best Environmental Film” at England’s Kendal Mtn. Festival and “Best Documentary” at Florida’s Clear Water Festival.
For more on Pete McBride http://www.petemcbride.com/
| Jared McMillen
Raised on fruit roll ups and scooby doo, Jared McMillen is a product of good old Midwestern upbringing and values. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, McMillen spent his formative years fishing, hunting and water skiing on the shores of Lake Lida in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.
After many years of climbing, traveling and finding himself in front of the lens as the subject of photographers shooting for climbing magazines, he decided to pick up a camera himself and take a shot at photographing his fellow professional climbers. He was very determined as he fully understood that because of his unique climbing experience and gymnastic ability, he had an opportunity to document images that were impossible for other photographers to capture.
He read as much as he could about photography lighting techniques and experimented daily by sampling different forms of light that were readily available to him. The images captured through these events eventually lead him to be commissioned and published by magazines such as National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Bike Magazine, Rock & Ice, Climbing, Urban Climber and the Women of Climbing.
In addition to magazine publication, McMillen also coauthored and photographed all images featured in “Red Rock, A Climber’s Guide” and the “Cerca Country Guide to Mountain Biking the West”. Both were long term projects two years in the making.
After several years of shooting and gaining the experience necessary to achieve professional photographer status, McMillen felt it was time to expand his work in a greater fashion by seeking out the support of a professional agency which led him to signing with Wonderful Machine. This partnership continues to blossom as time passes and has lead to one of the brass rings of McMillen’s career; photographing Indy Car racer, Danika Patrick.
McMillen continues to reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, sharing a studio with his partner, wife and professional photographer Trish Gumina.
For more on Jared McMillen http://www.jaredmcmillen.com/
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