Photography & Filmmaking
Photography has been the natural companion for my career in helicopter maintenance traveling around the world. It has been an accurate way of creating a journal with an artistic expression of life. Capturing on board footage inside a Sikorsky S-64 Air-Crane to a flying rally car in Finland have been utterly breathtaking to live through.
I have been capturing using the Canon 5D Mark II body with its remarkable full frame sensor and my recent upgrade to the Mark III. I use lenses ranging from 15mm Fisheye, 24-70 mm f/2.8L, 24-105mm f/4 L and the 70-200 mm f/2.8 L II. I also use a Sony Handycam SR-12 and a Go Pro Hero4.
My recent purchase has been a Quadcopter DJI Phantom 2 using the KumbaCam Fully Advanced FPV (First Person View) Monitor Kit enabling on capturing video/stills from the helicopters viewing perspective with its latest H3-3D axis gimbal.
If you want to make adventure films, there has never been a better time in history to be easier than now. Creating a good film can be challenging though. Audio can be overlooked, but it is just as important to the finished film of images and editing.
My first film was done in 2003 in a visual communications class. With the help from Brandon Van Beek, I published my first video called, “Bryan’s Pro Skating”.
Since completing my AAS – Aviation Maintenance in Eugene, Oregon (2005-2007), I have been passionately capturing my life adventures around the world.
I have had the good fortune in meeting other photographers whilst traveling and spectating the World Rally Championships. Capturing in such a high paced, dusty and dangerous environment gave me the thrill of “risking” the expensive equipment for a perfect shot. Sometimes this is where it comes down to.
I began flight lessons in 2001 and completed my commercial pilot licence training (fixed wing – single engine endorsed) in 2005 at Langley Flying School. Shortly afterwards I was enrolled towards my AMT.
It has been a luxury traveling since 2007 while capturing the experiences around the world including Europe – Switzerland – Hungary – Greece – Finland – Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan and meeting other like minded people.
I found the real joy of photography and filming is the experiences it guides us to. Wherever we may find ourselves, there is beauty.
The photographic and filming outputs have been adequate, but the experience has been surreal.
Since 2001, I had always admired the Subaru chassis and exterior looks. I was more interested in the Outbacks and Imprezas. Its All Wheel Drive system and spacious interior for camping adventures were something else to be an advantage. Until 2003 after discovering the World Rally Championship and watching Petter Solberg win the World Rally Championship, I could not step away. In 2006, I spectated my first World Rally Championship in Finland and was privileged to meet Petter Solberg.
After organizing local Subaru meets between 2005-2010, spectating the WRC and meeting other Subaru orientated people around the world, I begin to learn it was a lifestyle. Meeting genuine, intelligent, active, and helpful individuals have been great.
In February 2004 after Solberg’s win, I purchased my first Subaru. A 1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5rs from Missouri, USA.
Born and raised in Switzerland, my family and I moved to the States in the early 90s providing a rare opportunity to see the world from the West.
I have been fortunate to participate in a variety of racing including Auto-x, Rally-x, Track days and Overlanding a Subaru.
In 2010, I made the decision to sell the 99′ Subaru 2.5rs. Realizing what I had done; I purchased it back from the owner. Special thanks to Jesse Jurgenson for taking care of it in those 2 years of absence. With the help of Julian, a long-distance lorry-driver, we were able to make the 4,000 mile trip from Seattle, Washington to Wisconsin to retrieve the Impreza.
July 3, 2014 I had the opportunity to attend my first Advanced Performance racing school at Proformance Racing School in Kent, Washington. An overview of my experience taught by my driving performance instructor Curtis.
Racing Results 2004-Present
The future currently brings forth an exploration to bring the 1992 Subaru Loyale across North America and around Europe crossing my parents great ancestors’ home lands in Norway and Hungary.