The High Five with Photographer Michael Overbeck

Michael Overbeck was raised and currently resides in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It’s this rugged landscape that first drew him to pick up a camera, drawing inspiration from the mountains, forests, and ocean.

The Helly Hansen ambassador has worked with clients such as ESPN, Jeep, Destination Canada, Olympus, The Ski Journal and of course Mountain Life, among others. Through his photography he strives to document raw, dramatic, and authentic moments in remote regions around the world. We sat down with Michael to run down his High Five.

 

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Five things you love about the Coast Mountains:

  1. You can surf and ski in one day
  2. The people & community
  3. Unpredictable weather
  4. Ocean
  5. The dense forests

 

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Five favourite athletes to work with:

  1. Malcolm Watson
  2.  Jackson Bathgate
  3.  JF Plouffe
  4.  Guillaume Otis
  5.  Sammy Carlson

 

Five pieces of gear you don’t leave home without:

  1. Sony A7rii
  2. Zeiss 24-70 F/4
  3. Notebook
  4. Leatherman Wave
  5. Bose Soundtrue Ultra Earphones

 

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Five inspiring photographers:

  1. Garrett Grove
  2. Jordan Manley
  3. Alex Strohl
  4. Blake Jorgenson
  5. Tim Kemple

 

Five Instagramers to follow:

  1. @alexstrohl
  2. @renan_ozturk
  3. @joeyldotcom
  4. @stevemccurryofficial
  5. @forrestmankins

 

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Five tips for better photographs:

  1. Shoot more
  2. Shoot what you love
  3. Hard work beats talent any day
  4. Find your niche
  5. Don’t worry about having the best gear

 

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Five favourite places you’ve traveled to shoot:

  1. Hokkaido, Japan
  2. Newfoundland
  3. Switzerland
  4. French Alps
  5. Canadian Rockies

 

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Five perks of being an adventure photographer:

  1. Travel
  2. Time outside
  3. Working with my friends
  4. Work remotely
  5. Life/work balance

 

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Five albums to edit photos to:

  1. A/B by Kaleo
  2. Johannesburg by Mumford & Sons
  3. Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
  4. The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
  5. Mostly music I’ve found on Soundcloud nowadays

 

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Five people you’d like to après with:

  1. Elon Musk
  2. Jimmy Chin
  3. Chase Jarvis
  4. Tim Ferriss
  5. Cory Richards

 

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Five things on your Christmas wish list:

  1. Plane ticket to Nepal
  2. Leica M-P240
  3. Robinson R44
  4. Good health
  5. World peace

 


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