“Splitboarduing in Kyrgyzstan” was captured during a 15 day self-supported expedition in the Pamir Mountains of Kyrgyzstan,” says Jesse Levine.
As Jesse tells it…
I love making images – photography, film, design – it’s how I interpret my surroundings and try to understand the world. I strive to create timeless images that capture my perspective; my story.
It started with low budget backcountry ski films at the tail end of college. Minimal funding, no idea what I was doing, trudging camera gear all over the rockies, living in closets, and lots and lots of learning. That lasted about as long as I could live off of credit cards, 3.5 years to be exact.
Feeling defeated and broke I developed a strong desire to “grow up” and make some money. I hit the streets with my newly acquired camera skills. Real estate videos, weddings, corporate training, events…Not quite as sexy as making ski films, but it paid the bills and I was on my way to becoming a responsible adult.
Over the years producing cookie cutter video content began to wear on soul. The desire to say something unique and connect with people emotionally pulled me in a different direction.
I shifted gears, adapted, and found clients with whom I shared a vision. Now I find my creative outlet helping amazing people and brands share their stories. In the process I’m given the opportunity to share a bit of myself with the world and for that I’m SO thankful.
I’m constantly working to become a better photographer and filmmaker. That effort brings a lot of joy to my life…isn’t that what it’s all about?
I also get to ski a lot…so I’ve got that going for me.