Hanging out of airplanes, swimming with sharks and getting up close and personal with the world's best athletes is just another typical workday for Bo Bridges.
Bridges, a professional sports and lifestyle photographer from Manhattan Beach, California, has a life most people can't even imagine (if they could, they'd immediately quit their day jobs).
He travels the globe capturing some of life's purest moments, and whether it's snowboarding in the backcountry or soaring 200 mph above the clouds with Tom Cruise, you know he's going to come back with some amazing photos.
His work has been featured all over the world on magazine covers and movie posters with many considering him one of the best in the business. In 2008 he opened up his first gallery in Hermosa Beach, California and by 2013 he was able to open up his second gallery in Manhattan Beach, California.
He started shooting the X Games for ESPN back in 1998, as they became an athlete favorite for the first time, and continued to shoot every X Games competition thereafter.
We caught up with Bo at the X Games to get a feel for what life is like being one of the top photographers and videographers in the world.
How old were you when you first got into photography?
How did you know that photography was going to turn into a career?
What was your first camera?
What are your hobbies outside of photography?
What photo are you most proud of?
What is your favorite photoshoot assignment you've ever been on?
Do you have any advice for young photographers out there?