About to turn n' burn. See you soon Boulder and @roam ! First ever Roam Awards are going down. See you soon Roam founding members and the crew that makes it all happen. Incredibly grateful.
Thank you. On this giving Tuesday I want to thank you all for giving me so much. Your time, your comments, your lovely messages, your support, and everything else. I'm humbled beyond belief. #givingtuesday
With all the radicool photogs out there I'm super grateful for all the support I get. This shot and many others are available in my print store at 35% off. My good friends at @smugmug and @bayphotolab make sure that every print is perfect. Link in Bio. Truth be told, I don't own a single print of my personal work, therefore it's super rad to see it come to fruition on someone else's wall. Please share, there's nothing like seeing my craft come to life. I extend my humble thank you. Enter code: hooray35 I appreciate you. #happyholidays www.andy.best
The kind of moments where you screech off the road, grab your gear, do a front flip over a barbed wire fence, and then run until your legs give out, kinda moments. I can't wait until I can process this timelapse...
As print season keeps rolling on, I wanted to highlight a shot from one of my favorite places that many of you have seen. You may need to ask yourself, do I have enough wizard in my life? Snag a wallhanger, link in bio. Four images stitched together vertically. Shot with @fotopro .usa and @sonyalpha
Pretty much speaks for itself. This was taken a year ago in the deserts of Oregon. Since she has covered thousands of miles with us out here on the road and has adapted well. She's a ball of fire with a loving soul, I'm so very proud. Thanks for taking this journey with us, we will show and teach you all we can little Ende. To the ends of the Earth will you follow me. #Thankful
It'll be rad when @instagram will allow you to rotate your phone and get the full effect of an image on your phone. #Tadaa did that back before anyone knew what Insta was, (no one knows Tadaa, they shoulda been bought over IG ). Evoke emotion in a new way IG, get with the WAS man. 🤓 And I refuse to Insta landscape this or any of my images. (Multi screen 1 2 3 ) 🙏🏻☺️
First light in the morning fog. The chill has set in and we sure are excited to be getting into a trailer soon. Long live the open road.
ABOUT ME // Pure Imagination, Snow Dragon, and Frozen Minotaur. A glacial cave system that has since gone extinct. However, at the time, this trip gave me the inspiration to take the leap towards adventure filmmaking and photography. Before hand I was working in commercial filmmaking. Shooting educational medical stories across the country. Open heart surgeries. Bariatric, heart and vascular, even Duke's coach K and his hip replacement. All while editing Columbia Sportswear, Keen, Adidas, Nike, Sony, Walmart, you name it, all the work on the side. Ha! Back in college I even made a spoof commercial about the first ever iPhone for Sony called iPhoney that eventually went on to pay for me to finish filmschool, remember @rafaelrlewis @zeelster ! Anyhow, I worked and worked in order to get outside longer and longer. I used @Instagram at the beginning as an additional portfolio space. When YouTube came out the saying became, the more places you have your work the more chances you can be seen. I didn't want to go to Hollywood to try my hand. I wanted to pave my own way. Social media in it's infancy was my way to be seen earlier than later. I pushed and pushed to start conversations that eventually led to new partnerships. I had one of the largest followings on Insta in 2010-11 and would eventually see the platform get sold and my account deleted. It changed dramatically, but it started so many early conversations for me. I even remember the first time I heard the name in a rap song, I felt famous because I knew I played a small hand. I have many screen shots of the early days. And now it's a new beast and the word of today is influencer, not artist. Although! It has taken me around the world, a few times. And so, I harken back to a real adventure like this one and so many that followed, to what I can now clearly see as changing points in my life. I'm grateful for so many along the journey that have played a part in steering me down the path I'm on now. To my heroes, mentors, friends, and strangers, I salute you. #grateful
Another one of my favorites just went out the door. Tis the season for wallhangers. Swing by my site to check out by location. If you see an image in my feed that I haven't gotten into the store yet, (which is quite a bit ), let me know and I'll throw it in there. Have a glorious day and be good out there. This photo reminds me of an alien abduction. Funny story too, I don't remember shooting this. It was an eventful night with friends and I woke up to a camera way off in the distance and a rad timelapse on it. Oooops!
THANK YOU // Quick thanks for all the print inquires and print purchases lately. I really appreciate the support! Send me a message about how they turn out if you would. It's so cool to see where they end up. Here's a gorgeous moment from my trip to Scotland last year. Check out more from this series on my website. Link in Bio. #Grateful Thanks so much!
Caption this! Best caption gets a high-five and possibly something cooler. Maybe even a story shout-out? I mean if it's hilarious of course I'll shout it out. Happy Sunday friends.
Ominous storm clouds and dusty round ups. It's all about being in the right place at the right time. This one was lucky. The herd crossed the road right as we pulled up and it was pretty awesome to see. Happy weekend friends!
PRINTS SEASON // Here's a couple of my faves from this year. These are insta cropped so head over to my website (www.andy.best ) and check out the Best Seller's folder for my faves. Thanks as always for the support. More to come as I begin a giant archive sesh this month.
As we pull away after a long day's work and patching up our broken kit, I want to thank the hospitality of @visitmammoth for hosting my little family. We love this place and come often. We shall see you when the snow flies! This shot was taken a handful of years ago during a virtual sunset workshop on Periscope of all old apps. Insta live killed it, but it was fun while it lasted. Anyone join in that sesh?! See you on the flip side my friends. Follow the shenanigans on my stories, @lone .bison, and behind the scenes on my FB page. All these things you can find on my site and more. We thank you for the support. Namaste.
It's been an interesting run since we've been back on the road. By interesting, I mean extremely difficult. If it wasn't for great friends, family, good sponsors, and people like the kind folks at @visitmammoth for hosting us, I don't know where we'd be. It's for real been one thing after the next to where it's almost predictable and little humourous. Last night a bear broke into the truck and destroyed the fridge. The family was resting in a warm hotel room, thanks to @visitmammoth , while I was prepping to shoot sunrise. I kinda feel cursed at this point. More real life introspection to come I'm sure. We're healthy and the world out here is still beautiful, so there is that. #humbled BUT! What I'm really trying to say is, here's to hoping the snow gods unleash a blanket up here at Mammoth Mountain! Haha, be good out there.
In light of the current situation here's a clip from Chad and I's last film, Still Wild. You can find the full piece on my website www.andy.best. (no .com ) We put our everything into this film four years ago. We worked on the music together too, he wrote and sang three of the songs, inuding the theme song "Still Wild". He's a brilliant artist and an okay fisherman 😜. Right after the piece was shot he was diagnosed and the project could have very well been the catalyst to his illness. However, I'm grateful for this as his legacy. To help once again visit the link in my bio. Thanks so very much. #stillwildfilm (before decent drones too all Aerials are heli ) PS: Surgery went well he is doing alright. Send them love!
UPDATE // Sending good thoughts and all the energy in the universe to my brother Chad Kendrick. He's in surgery right now receiving treatment for his ALS. Please if you could comment below sending he, his wife, and loving family a message of encouragement and support. These are special people to me and many others. As always, thanks so much. To donate to their cause head over to the link in my BIO. Anything helps. 🙏🏻 @mrsekendrick @treelineoutdoors
We drive hundreds of miles of dirt roads every year. Ende loves the bouncing. She's laughs and points out the animals, the trees or lack there of. Where'd they go?! She says with a grin. It's been quite the journey so far. I wished I could say it's easy, but it's not. It is rewarding however and definitely worth it. May you all find the road you're looking for. #wearestillwild @sonyalpha 200mm f4 @fotopro .usa T73c
Bend. We shall see you soon. Smiles for days this day and now this day as we point the ship that way.
SAVE CHAD // Five years ago, floating above the mountains with rad people. Ralph, @rockiesheli , the pilot making sure I get the good light and my buddy Chad, @treelineoutdoors , making sure I make the flight. Since, Chad has been diagnosed with ALS as many of you know. I'm asking our community to help this man make it another year by donating all you can to help towards his next round of Stem Cells. You can help by sharing the message as well, all effort towards this goal is appreciated. For his wife and three year old boy. We are one as a community and I appreciate every little bit. As do they, more than you know. Link in Bio Sincerely, Andy. #LeaveABetterTrace #SaveChad
On the drive up to this location a truck hit a patch of ice and swerved into my lane, almost hitting me head on. Of course I was not flying and driving at the time. I had scouted this location out and thought it would make for an interesting aerial shot. Thankfully everyone drove away safe and just in time for the holidays. As the roads ice over please be mindful of the conditions. We all have folks that care for us. #LeaveABetterTrace @djiglobal @toyotausa @lone .bison @ericabest_