Ozzie Hoppe Photographer Bio Under Fire We Swim
photo by: Karen Dias


Ozzie Hoppe was raised on a healthy diet of surfing and hitchhiking during a childhood that was spent between Costa Rica, New York, Hawaii, California and Texas; all serving as a starting point to traveling throughout the world. Ozzie has since lived in every continent except Antarctica. He has worked on select assignments and travel journeys, recently completing a 4,500 km motorcycle / surfing trip along the Western and Eastern coasts of India at the height of their respective surf seasons and a three month hitchhiking investigation into the lives of itinerant truck drivers in Northern India.

He has recently published his work in Condé Nast (USA), Outside (USA), The Guardian / Global FocusThe Guardian / Travel (UK), Al Jazeera Media Network (Qatar), AJ+ (Qatar), National Geographic Traveller (India), Roads & Kingdoms (USA), Gulf News (Dubai), Silkwinds (Singapore) Damaged Goods Magazine (New Zealand), Surfer Rule (Spain), Surfline (USA), La Repubblica (Italy), Zupi (Brazil), Khabar (USA), Les Others (France), iGNANT (Germany) and Outlook (India). Ozzie has also shot and edited videos for BBC (UK) and AJ+ (Qatar) as well as photo assignments for TripAdvisor (USA). When he’s not with a camera in hand or surfing, he spends his time toiling over scraps of paper he has collected from different countries to make paintings, going on multiple day hikes, riding road bikes and looking endlessly at weather patterns throughout the world.

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Agency: RW2 Productions USA
Direct: ozzie@underfireweswim.com / NYC: +1 512 766 9018