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 works 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 in 2015. He is currently working on an ongoing project documenting the changing landscape of pastoral nomadic communities within the state of Jammu / Kashmir, India. Ozzie focuses on portraiture and lifestyle photography as well as documentary projects. He has recently published his work in Condé Nast (USA), The Guardian (UK), Al Jazeera Media Network (Qatar), Roads & Kingdoms (USA), Gulf News (Dubai), Damaged Goods Magazine (New Zealand), Surfer Rule (Spain), Surfline (USA), La Repubblica (Italy), Zupi (Brazil), and Outlook (India). 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. Ozzie is half Colombian, half German, is fluent in Spanish and awful in Hindi, but trying nonetheless! Ozzie is currently based between India and NYC.

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Agency: RW2 Productions USA
Direct: ozzie@underfireweswim.com / India: +91 8828 069 139 / NYC: +1 917 675 4815