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 1,500 km motorcycle / surfing trip along the Western coast of India at the height of it’s surf season in 2016 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 Gulf News (Dubai), Damaged Goods Magazine (New Zealand), Surfline (California), La Repubblica (Italy), Zupi (Brazil), Outlook (India) and Al Jazeera Media Network (Qatar). 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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Direct Contact:

For photo & video assignments please email me: ozzie@underfireweswim.com
India: +91 8828 069 139
NYC: +1 917 675 4815