Freelance Photographer
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History

The history of Nathaniel Harrington's work in Photography. 

His publications with major influencers and magazines are talked about in his experience timeline. From shooting snowboarding, professional surf photography, Editorial work, Web design, Creative Writing, Social Content for online marketing: Nathaniel has put a lifetime into documenting and creating valuable content. 

 

Nathaniel Harrington

Freelance Photographer

 Online Content specialist. 


                                    Chad Otterstrom, 1st year of Academy Snowboard Camps at Wild Mountain, MN. 

                                    Chad Otterstrom, 1st year of Academy Snowboard Camps at Wild Mountain, MN. 

In 2002 I borrowed a camera from a friends dad. I was using it to help me get into a Academy Snowboard Camp at Wild Mountain, MN, for free. I figured if I could offer Matt Peterson something useful he may just let me hang out. The camera made the most sense and I didn't even know how to use the thing. It was Canon Rebel, I believe the first of its type. What I didn't know and didn't expect what was about to happen at that camp... I went to go learn more about snowboarding, and I left knowing a lot more about photography. 

 

I didn't put that camera down the entire time I was at camp. It stuck to me. The last day of the camp I was sitting on the side of the park talking with Matt telling him how excited I was about the photos I was getting. I think I told him I had a hundred great shots and that he should use them for Academy Snowboards. He put a grown up perspective into my life and told me that if I even had two "good" shots I was a good photographer. I didn't fully understand what he had just told me until many years later... 

 

It was my pursuit to become a professional snowboarder when I went to that camp, instead I came out as a photographer. 

 

Austin Julik-Heine. Wild Mountain, Minnesota. 

Austin Julik-Heine. Wild Mountain, Minnesota. 

Since 2001 I have endlessly documented Action Sports. For thirteen plus years it was my bread and butter. Today it has grown out to be a bit more. I photograph product, shorebreak, surf, skate, snow, weddings, portraits, places, things...  I photograph life as it happens. 

 

Cody Beiersdorf, Harding Kink, MN. 

Cody Beiersdorf, Harding Kink, MN. 

 

 

My work experience includes: 


Five of the six images were my photographs from the 2012 season. Bald-e-Gal's "The Convoy" was one of my favorite years with Krister Ralles putting up a major video part. It was a blast to document that winter. 

Five of the six images were my photographs from the 2012 season. Bald-e-Gal's "The Convoy" was one of my favorite years with Krister Ralles putting up a major video part. It was a blast to document that winter. 

Bald-e-Gal Productions: They produce snowboard films each season based on Minnesota Snowboarding. My work with them has included seasons of photographing the team riders and producing content for DVD covers as well as posters, blog posters, web content, and even publishings.

https://vimeo.com/baldegal

 

 

Ryan Paul with an impressive nose press through the upper Harding Kink set located in St. Paul, Minnesota. This image was featured as the inside DVD cover for Bald-e-Gal's film, Poachers X

 

                                                                                                             Shane Ruprecht front board on the Paul Bunyan rail set near Duluth, MN. 


Corn. Corn. Corn. Welcome to the Midwest. This was shot a few miles from my childhood home in MN. I grew up in the midst of corn. Thankfully Pete Harvieux is a big fan of midwest art and he ran this as a two page spread in Corduroy Lifestyles Issue 1.5. 

Corduroy Lifestyles: Pete Harvioux's publishing's are the hype of the midwest, Corduroy Lifestyle Magazine features the Midwest's up and coming. Whether you are a Skater, Snowboarder, Photographer, or even Videographer, getting a mention in this small publishing felt good and usually led to more opportunity. Pete was a big supporter of mine and he featured a lot of my work. 

Danimals nosepress on the Bottom set of the Harding Kink's in St. Paul, Minnesota. Also featured as a two page spread in Corduroy Lifestyles

I'll never forget handing one of these issues to Trevor Graves showing him my featured photography. He grabbed a pen out of his pocket and asked me to sign a shot he picked out to be his favorite. That was a huge moment for me as he has been a major inspiration not only in my own work, but also in the work of most modern action sport photographers. 

                                                                                Danimals. Airing to a Wall Ride one freezing cold night in Wisconsin while shooting for the film, The Convoy. 

                                                                                Danimals. Airing to a Wall Ride one freezing cold night in Wisconsin while shooting for the film, The Convoy


Transworld Snowboarding, Japan: Major publishing in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Japan in 2013. 

                                                                                                Yusaku Horii. Method over stairs. Featured in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Japan. 

                                                                                                Yusaku Horii. Method over stairs. Featured in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Japan. 


Snowboarder Magazine: Zac Marben, Snowboarder Magazine in 2012. 

                                                                                          Zac Marben. Tweaked Mute to Boardslide. Featured in Snowboarder Magazine, 2012. 

                                                                                          Zac Marben. Tweaked Mute to Boardslide. Featured in Snowboarder Magazine, 2012. 


Brandon Hammid, AKA, Buffmoose. Two Page Spread in Snowboard Colorado for a Check-Out. Images were shot somewhere in Michigan...

Zack Rawles. Bomb Drop in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. This was ran as a featured photo for his Check-Out in Snowboard Colorado Magazine. 

Snowboard Colorado: I have had a few images ran with a newer publication, Snowboard Colorado. I'm hyped on this Mag and all that they do. 


Transworld Team Shoot Out at Big bear, CA with the Rome Snowboard Team.

I acted as Scott Serfas' assistant for the 2011 Transworld Team Shoot Out at Big Bear, CA. 

Scott's images combined with the very talented Rome Snowboard Team and of course the help of Big Bear Park Crew took first place that year. Scott Serfas landed another cover of rider LNP, I assisted with the flash setup. I'm standing next to Scott, second in on the left. 

 

Teaching Surf at Camp Pendleton, CA. 

Teaching Surf at Camp Pendleton, CA. 

Soul Surfing School: At one point I had to learn to surf. I did this through Soul Surfing School in Laguna Beach, CA. Along the way I was a surf instructor, I also brought photography to the table. I used imagery to help produce Blog Content, Newspaper articles, among other Social Networking outlets for Soul Surfing School. 


 

The Interior Plain Project: My imagery has been used for content for year one of The Interior Plain Project. 

http://theinteriorplainproject.com/ 

Still Water Tree. Once was the banner of The Interior Plain Projects website. 

Still Water Tree. Once was the banner of The Interior Plain Projects website. 


Surfline: Surfline featured my photography from a trip I took with the Kaenon Polarized surf team in 2012. Th trip included surfers Porter Hogan, Blake Burns,and Sean Herman. 

Blake Burns Baja Barrel featured on Surfline.com 

Blake Burns Baja Barrel featured on Surfline.com 


Surf.Sounds.Collection. Surfer Porter Hogan's personal Blog filled with goodies from many artists of all types. 

http://www.susocollection.com/

Porter Hogan's trip to Maui was fruitful. He made albums of images on his personal website. 

Porter Hogan's trip to Maui was fruitful. He made albums of images on his personal website. 


Monument Snowboards: I was photographer for Monument Snowboards 2011-2013. I shot two full Catalogs with Monument Team Rider, Krister Ralles. 

http://www.mnmnt.com/

Krister Ralles. Huge cab 5 to a rocky landing... This was also the inside cover to Bal-e-Gals film , E-Gal Eye. 

Krister Ralles. Huge cab 5 to a rocky landing... This was also the inside cover to Bal-e-Gals film , E-Gal Eye

Krister Ralles. Huge Stair Gap to front Lip. No one charges harder than Kritter Smash. Bald-e-Gal Filmer in the foreground, Sam Fenton. 

Krister Ralles. Huge Stair Gap to front Lip. No one charges harder than Kritter Smash. Bald-e-Gal Filmer in the foreground, Sam Fenton. 


OneLaguna: Modern Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA has recently featured my work on their state-of-the-art touch screen monitors. 

http://onelaguna.com/

Visitors of the OneLaguna Gallery view my images on giant touch screen monitors. 

Visitors of the OneLaguna Gallery view my images on giant touch screen monitors. 


Austin Young profile in a Arbor Catalog. 

Austin Young profile in a Arbor Catalog. 

Arbor Snowboards: One of the many brands that has used my work in catalogs is Arbor.


www.nathanielharrington.blogspot.com: With over 900 posts this blog was where I put my work for 10+ years. I've added more than 5,000 images to google using my blog spot. 

www.nathanielharrington.blogspot.com


Beautiful Bride and Groom, Trevor and Kathleen Brate. Shot at Rocking H. Ranch in Lakeland, FL.

Nate and Tate Photography: My Wife and I both share a love of capturing memorable moments together from Portraits to Weddings, basically any Lifestyle imagery.

Visit www.nateandtate.com for more info and imagery. 


Tatum Harrington along with One Life jewelry. 

One Life Jewelry: Elegant, Beautiful jewelry created in Tarpon Springs, Florida. My wife is the Model & I get to be the lucky photographer. This project is really fun because  I get to play with a new side of photography while working with Tatum. 

https://www.etsy.com/people/onelifejewelry

Beautiful. Tatum Harrington modeling One Life Jewelry. 


Caroline Marks, Lower Trestles during the 2015 Surfing America Championships. 

My first full ad featured in Eastern Surf Mag by Fox Surf. 

 

Shooting with Caroline is really a privilege. At the age of 13 she's a top competitor in Women's Pro Surfing. It's amazing to see a young talent like her charge and surf so well.

 


My FIRST COVER! Who wouldn't be stoked? I have heard photographers such as Scott Serfas describe a covershot as the holy grail of photography, I would have to agree especially after holding onto my own. 

The shot is of Matt Meola taken at Ho'Okipa on Maui, Hawaii. FreeSurf Hawai'i's Surf Mag, Issue #6, Summer 2015. 

 

Cool Story behind this cover. I had owned my first water-housing for about a month before taking this image. I do have an extensive knowledge in photography which helped me get the functions set right away with water photography, but in all reality I was a total newby at shooting in the water when I got this shot. One thing I really had going for me was a determination to shoot this evening. Watching Matt, Kai, and Albee shred so hard definitely made me focus on the task at hand. A cover shot was landed! 

 


These day you can find me shooting surf in Florida, but I travel. Water Photography has become my passion and I have a string desire to keep it as my source of income so that I can continue to pursue capturing fantastic moments in these athletes lives. 

Brad Domke in the Barrel at Home. Fall 2015. 

Brad Domke in the Barrel at Home. Fall 2015. 

Chelsea Tauch on her victory wave for the 2015 Soup Bowl Pro in Barbados, Caribbean. 

Chris Ward for Surfing Mag's Social Update on Hurricane Joaquin. Fall 2015. 

Griffin Colapinto and many many more on the WSL's Website as updates for the Sprite Bowl Pro Jr. 

SixMagazine.com is a great place to see the latest happenings for the east coast. Pictured is Chauncey Robinson driving through a nugget in the January 2016 Winter Swell Story. 

natehphoto.com: My current platform for posting and sharing the Old & New alike. 

Stay updated with new galleries at natehphoto.com/blog

Vero Beach Shorebreak. Florida. Shot with a Canon 50d in a SPL Waterhousing. 


Thank You for visiting natehphoto.com. 

To contact Nathaniel Harrington 

@natehphoto

natehphoto@gmail.com

651 354 4804

Mahalo Nui. 

                     Still Water Tree. Minnesota. 

                     Still Water Tree. Minnesota.