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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.
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.
My work experience includes:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transworld Snowboarding, Japan: Major publishing in Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, Japan in 2013.
Snowboarder Magazine: Zac Marben, Snowboarder Magazine in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surf.Sounds.Collection. Surfer Porter Hogan's personal Blog filled with goodies from many artists of all types.
Monument Snowboards: I was photographer for Monument Snowboards 2011-2013. I shot two full Catalogs with Monument Team Rider, Krister Ralles.
OneLaguna: Modern Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA has recently featured my work on their state-of-the-art touch screen monitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
natehphoto.com: My current platform for posting and sharing the Old & New alike.
Stay updated with new galleries at natehphoto.com/blog.