I’ve always primarily been interested in nature photography so before my first trip to Bhutan I was expecting to focus on the landscapes and temples but street photography and portraiture really intrigued me.
In the winter of 2018, I had been invited back there to shoot an assignment for MyBhutan. I returned to the country, excited to focus on portrait-capturing photography of the Brokpas, a tribe consisting of yak herders who live in the disconnected, eastern village of Merak. From the airport, it was a 24-hour drive all the way out to the village.
About Andrew Studer
Andrew Studer is a professional outdoor commercial photographer videographer and time-lapse cinematographer based in Portland, Oregon. With a huge passion for the outdoors, Andrew is constantly seeking out adventure and unique and engaging ways to capture what he sees. His passion for nature photography has driven him to capture the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, mountains, forests, and natural phenomenons. From images of seals swimming through glaciers in Iceland to the stars over the mountains in Italy, Andrew’s images showcase the beautiful world we live in.
In addition to the inspiration Andrew felt from the beauty of Oregon, Andrew was also artistically engaged at a young age. As a child, Andrew was a passionate sketch artist drawing detailed animal portraits as well as vivid landscapes. As his love for art progressed, Andrew became involved with video production in 2012 creating short films. Over the years, Andrew continued video production into college while also breaking into photography. By the end of his sophomore year, Andrew felt it was time to leave school to dedicate more time to photography and focus on his craft.
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