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An Interview with Photographer Ben Moon

An Interview with Photographer Ben Moon

Apr 26, 2012 April 26, 2012

by BIO_benmoon_026

Chances are if you’ve perused the Patagonia website or catalog, you’ve caught sight of a few of Ben Moon’s images. From surfing and climbing to capturing the music scene, the self-taught Moon took the photography scene by storm more than a decade ago.

Moon’s work will be featured this weekend at the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado. I caught up with Moon in between travels at his home-base in Portland, Oregon and asked him a few questions.

[Above: Portrait of Ben Moon in SE Portland, Oregon. Photo: Ryan McDonald]

Emily: What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Ben: I love to eat, so breakfast is a great excuse to get rolling on that early in the day. While I’m home, I usually make a green juice first thing in the morning with kale, an apple, a lemon, and fresh ginger. I’m not into big meals because I can’t be productive during a food coma, so a “second” breakfast follows soon after, along with yerba maté to keep the day moving.

[Drew Peterson climbing JR Token at Trout Creek, a basalt crack climbing area in Central Oregon. Adrien Erlandson is belaying. Photo © Ben Moon]

To check out more of Moon’s photos, visit his website

The 5Point Film Festival starts today and runs through April 29 in Carbondale, Colorado. Check out the official trailer:

Browse the festival program:

Emily Nuchols is the founder of Under Solen Media a full-service communications firm with a cause, representing some of the top outdoor industry brands, nonprofits and high-profile adventurers.


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