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 while recently working on the story Medellín, Expressed in Hip Hop – capturing the Colombian city’s growing hip hop community for Roads & Kingdoms.

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), AJ+ (Qatar) as well as photo assignments for TripAdvisor (USA) and AMC Networks (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 / Costa Rica: +506 6481 5846