Tropical Back Country

Earlier this week we took an overnight hiking/camping trip to one of the outer French Polynesian islands. That morning we surfed Teahupoo (below sea level) and by that evening we hiked atop a ridge (over 1200 feet) to settle in for the night. Making it just as night fell, sweat soaked and stoked. The moon, nearly full, was the only light needed to set up camp. We laid our heads down and looked skyward. A single shooting star sighted before falling fast asleep, a small palm’s rustle kept deep slumber at bay. We awoke in the predawn hours and watched the sun come up over the surrounding valley.

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About Ryan Struck

I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer. Earning a BA in History allowed me to investigate the things that have occurred in the world of which I knew nothing about. In that same spirit, photography allows me to be curious about the world and what surrounds us. I enjoy saving poignant moments through a visual medium, documenting lifestyle often fulfills this need quite nicely. I love what I do. When not at home shooting I can be found traveling in search of surf and inspiring natural lighting. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places.
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2 Responses to Tropical Back Country

  1. Killer shots. Inspiring

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