ANDREW OPILA lives to tell stories where mountain sports, mother nature and extraordinary human experiences collide -- often set in some of the most remote, challenging environments on Earth. It's safe to say he is comfortable with the uncomfortable.
He began his creative journey doing "normal" commercial and advertising work, filming and editing clients' stories across every industry imaginable. Finding a desk job too limiting, he became an international travel guide -- opening the door to photograph some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. As an alpinist, skier and avid outdoors person, Andrew chose this career because it's an excuse to spend as much time as possible outside, exploring and sharing the most beautiful creation of all - our planet.
Since then, Andrew's passion for photography has become his life's work. He has filmed and photographed on 6 continents, inside glaciers and on the slopes of some of the world's most remote peaks. He is an award winning filmmaker and photographer and enjoys each step in the visual storytelling process from the conception of an idea, to the final details of a polished work of art.
Currently, Andrew resides in Salt Lake City as an expedition, travel and documentary photographer/filmmaker. He is especially looking for stories that open the door for marginalized and underrepresented populations to participate in the outdoor space. Stories about our planet that educate and inspire us to keep our wild spaces...wild. Most importantly, Andrew hopes to use his time, treasure and talent to help leave our planet, and the people in it - better then he found it.