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Passenger Clothing would like to welcome photographer and cinematographer Ryan Moss to the family.
Ryan Christopher Moss
How old are you:
Where did you grow up?
San Jose, California.
Where do you live now and why?
I currently reside in Honolulu, Hawaii. To me Oahu is one of the most diverse and beautiful places you can live. The island literally has everything you could ever ask for. I know there are people who are food snobs or outdoor elitists, but to me this island is just diverse and keeps my ADD in check.
What got you into shooting film and video?
I met my good friend Ricky Lesser while I was attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We had a lot in common and became best friends right away. He had a shitty digital camera that we threw into a water tight back and took turns shooting each other while we were bodyboarding this shallow reef break on the east side of Oahu. It was pretty much from that moment on that I fell in love with shooting photos and videos. I remember growing up getting barrelled as a kid. There were times I wish I had a video camera built into my eyes, because the views were so beautiful.
What inspires you now?
My friends constantly inspire me and push me to be a better film maker photographer. My friends like Ricky Lesser, Shane Grace, Zak Noyle, and Lucas Gilman all have insane portfolios and constantly inspire me.
What style do you like to shoot and what do you like to shoot best?
I like the "big world, small person" style the best. I enjoy shooting landscapes, especially from helicopters. Also when I shoot surfing I love shooting it from the water. I think it gives the viewer a unique perspective and allows them to truly appreciate surfing for what it is.
Favourite place you have travelled for personal and work?
Tahiti hands down is the best place on earth. It's so beautiful and untouched by man. I've been there on both work and personal trips and I will always find an excuse to go back.
What does an average day have in store for you?
An average day in the office for me starts by waking up at 5:30am grabbing coffee and watching the sunrise. I will then go to my computer to check and answer emails. Then I'll see what the waves or weather is doing and plan accordingly. I'll spend all day outside training or shooting images and then come back edit and send off whatever it is that I need to get out to clients. I'll go to bed and repeat.
Where has your work been featured?
I was a camera operator for Nikon's D7100 and D810 videos as well as G-Tech hard drive's brand video under Lucas Gilman. Reef.com, Foxhead.com, Surfline.com, Magicseaweed.com, ESPN.com, National Geographic Extreme Photo of the Week, A couple film festivals for: The Aloha Project as well as "Reef Presents: Follow The Sun ( A Tribute to International Surf Day ), Innersection: Blue and Orange, I was also one of the principle cinematographers for The Chasing Giants pilot as well as I was featured and a water camera operator for Big Wave Hellmen on ESPN. I also was a principle camera operator for Reef's movie: Anything Sing as well as the Foxhead Inc. movie #nofilter. I've been published in Surfing Magazine as well as bunch of local Hawaii magazines. I've honestly lost track of everything. But when I do get published it still gets me as excited as the first time. I feel like a happy giddy little kid.
What people you have been lucky enough to work with?
As far as people I've worked with.... I'm fortunate enough to work with the people I'm lucky enough to get to call my friends.
The best thing about your job?
Everything, not one day is ever the same.
Want to see more of Ryan's work?
Check out Ryan Moss's website www.ryancmoss.com