About Me - Blake Simpson

I am a 22 year old photographic artist out of Southern California. As a child, yearly trips to the Oregon coast instilled in me a love of wilderness landscapes and an urge to explore and create in these locations. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCLA in an effort to better understand and preserve the environment that I derive my passion and inspiration from. Through my photography, I do not seek to strictly document what is seen in nature. Instead, I create unique interpretations of scenes that express my thoughts and emotions and embody the wildness of the location. Furthermore, I seek to inspire others to get to know nature and understand the importance of wilderness. I want everyone in current and future generations to be able to experience the same sense of wonder and freedom that I feel every time I step foot into the wild. 

I am available for commercial work - I enjoy telling stories through my art and capturing the passions of others in settings ranging from outdoors to lifestyle. 


Want to work together? I'd like to know what I can do for you. Use the contact link above and let's chat!


Awards and Publication:

2016 Red Bull / Vice Magazine "Campus Lens" Contest winner.

3x Semifinalist in 2016 Adobe Design and Achievement Awards.

"Thousand Mosquito Lake" - Published in Visit Mammoth's "No Small Adventure" ad campaign (2017 & 2018).

1st Place in 2017 UCLA Student Photography Contest.

1st Place and Runner-Up in 2016 UCLA Student Photography Contest.

2nd Place in 2017 UCLA Student Fine Art Contest.

Dean's Runner-Up in 2015 UCLA Holiday Card Art Contest

"King of the World" - Published as cover of Official UCLA 2015-2016 Calendar which sells thousands of copies in the student store.

Featured on official social media pages of brands including Red Bull, Adobe, Osprey, and GoodLife Brewing.


Clients:

Red Bull

Visit Mammoth

Vice Magazine

MeringCarson




  • Sanctuary
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