Bo Bridges is a world-renowned commercial and fine art photographer. His passion for adventure drives the dynamic imagery he produces. His portfolio is an eclectic mix of professional athletes, celebrity portraits, film and television campaigns, and beautiful scenes and imagery from around the world. Bo was introduced to photography by an elective college course, and his commitment to the art and pursuit of excellence in technique has remained steadfast ever since.
After acquiring his pilot’s license in 1999, Bo began developing his signature theme, “from above and below”, that is prevalent in much of his work. In 2001, he moved to Vail, Colorado, to shoot ski and snowboard athletes, a quest which led him to shoot both the Summer and Winter X-Games for the past fifteen consecutive years. Bo says, “If you see the action, you missed the shot!” His work embodies this statement, as he transports the viewer to moments he so effortlessly captured. His passion for action and adventure has since parlayed into shooting campaigns for action films including Mission: Impossible V, The Transporter, Brick Mansions, and Chasing Mavericks.
ESPN has regarded Bo’s photo credits as a “pyramid wall filled with iconic pieces of history.” As Bo’s collection of historical moments grows, so does his desire to experiment with new technology and to seek out new perspectives. His adventures include swimming with great white sharks off of Guadalupe Island, hanging outside of an airplane with Tom Cruise in Morocco, and joining with Linkin Park and their foundation Music for Relief to raise awareness of the ecological effects of natural disasters on mangrove populations in Baja. He is pioneering the use of virtual reality in action and water sports, bringing a completely novel experience to viewers.
A visit to one of Bo’s galleries is a snapshot of his experiences and expertise. From diving the depths of the ocean to hanging out of a helicopter door, Bo is constantly pushing the boundaries of his work in order to share new perspectives with the world.
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