"Creating the connection and that realization between people and giving them compassion to possibly reach out to others more often and help, to get people to realize we all have the ability in hard times, in split seconds to be these men. To inspire more empathy, nothing could be better than that.” - Trent Bell
Photo by Jens Kristian Balle.
Surf’s Up! A little pick me up from the “polar vortex” occurring in the midwest. Photo by Steve Niedorf, taken during a very unusal 25 ft. surf on Kahului Bah on the Big Island.
Went mountain biking at @chasetrails in England. The trails were absolutely intense, and we found a bit of a break in the woods where my brother in law decided to ride across this fallen tree (he nailed it). I took a small spill at the beginning, but after that it was non stop mud, rock climbs and jumps for about 10 miles. Now for a shower and a beer.
I believe that having real-world experiences in a variety of topics makes me a better photographer due to the fact that you know what is going on and you can anticipate and plan for “the moment” more so than someone who is inexperienced in the subject at hand. I’m trying to take my love of the outdoors and knowledge of things like fly fishing and apply it to photography and eventually commercial work. - Hollis Bennett