May 2019 - Newsletter

Spring in Big Sur with low lying clouds.

Spring in Big Sur with low lying clouds.


Location Highlight: Big Sur

Portfolio: Climbing in Patagonia with Ted Hesser
Commercial Work: Eagle Creek Campaign

Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Location Highlight

Big Sur is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the USA. Highway 1 snakes up the steep cliff sides a few hundred feet above the ocean, with redwood forests and mountains blocking passage inland, it can feel incredibly remote even though it’s only a few hours from Los Angeles or San Francisco. “To visit as a tourist, just to take in the view would really limit your experience. Going to look for surf, or peaks to paraglide off of forces you off the beaten path, and you end up finding places that are rarely experienced by anyone.” says Ben Horton who has been exploring and photographing Big Sur for over a decade. He adds, “Every time I go, I find something new that I had no idea existed before, it’s one of my favorite places to explore in California.”

Meet The Collective

Ted Hesser is a photographer, rock climber & off-grid solar entrepreneur living in San Francisco, CA. Through the lens of rarely seen places, Ted's work blends the world's of high-adrenaline action, natural beauty and raw human experience.  He’s an adventurer with a camera, and a keen eye for telling the stories of expedition level adventures.

This portfolio was recently shot in Patagonia, while Ted was working with Nikon to highlight their new mirrorless system.


Recent Commercial Projects

Eagle Creek Campaign Shoot

Creative Brief: Upscale travel with some adventure thrown in highlighting higher end offerings from Eagle Creek. We had one afternoon to shoot in the immediate area around the Eagle Creek offices and photos had to be delivered on the same evening.

Photographer: Ben Horton



Where We’ve Been

  • Panama

  • Patagonia

  • Cabo San Lucas

  • California

  • Iceland

  • Big Sur


Where We Are

  • Los Angeles

  • San Diego

  • Jackson

  • Oregon

  • New Zealand


Where We’re Going

  • Colorado

  • Lebanon

  • Italy

  • Cocobola Reserve

  • Mozambique

  • Tulum

  • China