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.

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.


Red Bull

Visit Mammoth

Vice Magazine


  • Sanctuary
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