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Working hard in the field.

I am a self-taught director and photographer. My work provides a visual escape into natural environments conveying authentic stories across sport and culture. I take pride in a DIY spirit of moving quickly in uncertain conditions with tight-knit teams getting my hands dirty in the entire creative process. I collab with brands on projects that span commercial and documentary genres.

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For the last decade, I worked at Yeti Cycles as their Creative Director responsible for crafting short films, commercial edits, product content, photography, and designing interactive experiences. Over time these efforts helped build the brand and create a "freak" like following, but I could no longer ignore my curiosity to explore a world beyond two wheels. So, I struck out on my own (aka freelance).

BACKGROUND

Awards & Recognition

Yeti Cycles

Vimeo "Best of the Year"

2020

Yeti Cycles: SB165

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2019

Photo Vagabond

Mountain Film "Official Selection"

2019

ColoRADo

Mountain Film "Official Selection"

2019

Jubal Davis — Crested Butte, CO

Red Bull Illume "Finalist: Wings"

2019

Photo Vagabond

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2018

Silent Shredder

 Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2017

High Altitude Lines

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2017

Fringe of Whitefish

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2017

Iceland Escape

Mountain Film "Official Selection"

2016

Southwest Wandering

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2016

The San Juans

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2014

Eliot Jackson — Green River, UT

Red Bull Illume "Finalist: Energy"

2013

Yeti Cycles

Yeti Cycles

Yeti Cycles

Vimeo "Best of the Year"

2020

Yeti Cycles: SB165

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2019

Photo Vagabond

Mountain Film "Official Selection"

2019

ColoRADo

Mountain Film "Official Selection"

2019

Jubal Davis — Crested Butte, CO

Jubal Davis — Crested Butte, CO

Red Bull Illume "Finalist: Wings"

2019

Photo Vagabond

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2018

Silent Shredder

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2017

High Altitude Lines

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2017

Fringe of Whitefish

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2017

Iceland Escape

Mountain Film "Official Selection"

2016

Southwest Wandering

Southwest Wandering

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2016

The San Juans

Vimeo "Staff Pick"

2014

Eliot Jackson — Green River, UT

Red Bull Illume "Finalist: Energy"

2013

A few things I've learned and some skills I've earned.

Richie Rude and Stu Dickson in Kamloops, British Columbia.
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Building a brand takes commitment

My goal is to make brands relevant to people's lives and give them more significant roles beyond just providing things to buy. I spent a decade at Yeti Cycles, helping to re-establish the brand and create a visual identity through films, photography, interactive sites, print, etc. You can't let fear guide your decisions. Be bold. Be authentic.

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Crafting stories is fun, but it's hard work

Crafting stories is fun, but it's hard work

Crafting stories is fun, but it's hard work

My background moving quickly in uncertain conditions with small, tight-knit teams to capture pure visceral moments and authentic stories have manifested a DIY spirit of getting my hands dirty in the entire creative process. It requires hard work and many late late late late nights, but it's all worth it when the images and sound come together just right.

BTS WIZARDRY: ME
Craig Grant, Iceland, 2015
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Keep creating, keep learning

My creative journey started in design, as the combination of type and imagery on the page fascinated me. Then I needed images for my work, so I started taking photos. This process repeated over the years, and I taught myself a range of skills. While I tend to focus on films and photography these days, that DIY spirit carries with me and informs my current work.

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Collaboration makes things better

You don't know it all, so you need to team up. It takes time to find your tribe of trusted collaborators, but once you do ideas flourish, problems get solved, and the work gets elevated in unexpected ways. Plus, after a successful project, it is more fun to share a beer and celebrate with others than sip alone.

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Nothing better than a good photo

Nothing better than a good photo

I have found that no matter what creative challenge I embark on, high-quality imagery is critical. As compelling photography makes you stare and wonder. As I evolve my visual style, a new goal is to capture a place's connection, not just the beauty of a landscape or a moment of action.

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2016; Colorado; Fall; Personal; Sneakerboots; Craig Grant

I hate selfies.

I collab with brands to create short films, commercial edits, product content, imagery, and interactive experiences.

I collab with brands to create short films, commercial edits, product content, photography, and interactive experiences.

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