Writer, photographer and adventurer Berne Broudy began her career as a bike and hiking guide, with sidelines in international development and sustainable forestry. Berne spent a decade guiding and globe trotting in Europe and the Americas. After one of her clients prematurely ejected off a chairlift into a pile of rocks on a south American volcano, she was left with a herd of Bolivian llamas to deliver to their non-existent mountain top corral, and she had guns pulled on her at least three times in foreign countries, she knew the stories were too good not to tell. Berne has photographed on five continents and logged endless miles to get her shots on Vietnamese long boat, Asian rickshaw, Mongolian camel, Russian military vehicle, sea kayak, telemark skis, Chaco sandals and various contraptions with 24”, 26” and 29” wheels.
The biggest influence on Berne’s work has been her passion for the outdoors, and her desire to be in the heat of the action without being the one in danger of breaking all her ribs on a missed landing. Though her new year’s resolution was to get more air, she really prefers to be on the ground capturing other’s big air.
In addition to biking, Berne has shot skiing, kayaking, light aircraft, architecture, sailing, yoga, products and life for clients including Prana, Mountain Hardwear, Rossignol and publications including Bike, National Geographic Adventure, Skiing, Backpacker, Women’s Health and others. Photographing inspires me, wakes me up, and connects me with the unique, quirky, sacred, remote, disappearing, famous and unexpected places where I travel and work, and the people who call those places home.”
Broudy, an avid conservationist and mountain biker, sits on the outreach committee of the Conservation Alliance and on the boards of Fellowship of the Wheel and VMBA.
As long as Mike can remember he’s taken pictures and played in the woods. He first picked up his Kodak Instamatic at five years old while cross-country skiing with his parents, and he's been hooked on photography and the outdoors ever since.
A climber, biker, skier, hiker, paddler and most recently motorcyclist, Mike has carried everything he needs to live and shoot for months at at time in haul bags, panniers and on his back up El Capitan, to the summit of Mt. Rainer and down rivers and trails in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
“What gets me most excited is traveling and shooting in places that are beautiful, wild and remote, whether it’s a snowy peak in Nepal, a Mongolian ger village, a deserted island off the coast of Thailand or an overhanging rock cave in any number of craggy cliffs from Vermont to Utah. I like to push myself physically and artistically. My camera is always part of my kit --it's how I bring the phenomenal places I experience home with me.”