Hames Ellerbe is a Photographer, Creative Director, and Producer, working freelance and with visual production studios that create visual brands and commercial images for clients internationally.
His Clients include:
Guerrilla Gravity (ride GG)
Transworld Snowboarding Magazine
The Loam Wolf Online Bike Magazine
In addition to working in the creative and outdoor industries, he recently completed his Master of Science in Art Management, concentrating in Photography and Design, from the University of Oregon.
Before devoting time to visual production and graduate school, he worked for thirteen years in the Ski and Bicycle Industries. During this time he served as a Branding and Project Manager for several companies, including Northstar California Resort, Mt Bachelor, Boreal/Woodward Tahoe, and Hutch's Bicycles (an Oregon Bicycle Chain). Additionally, he held several clients, all located in Bend, including Velvet Lounge, Root Shack Ginger Beer, and Pete Alport Photography among others.
Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, Hames quickly gained a passion for the outdoors at a young age. Choosing to have easy access to the outdoors, he received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Appalachian State University. Upon completion, he ventured westward to Lake Tahoe, where he began his ski industry career and became an accomplished backcountry skier. Eventually achieving several ascents and descents of Mt. Hood, the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Cody Peak. Also, an accomplished downhill mountain biker, he has podium and won several races in the Cat I and II of the NW Cup. These passions are seen throughout his work, especially in photography, where he frequently is assigned to shoot adventure sports.