Photographer and Filmmaker Andrew Studer is part of a young crop of highly talented visual artists who understand how to take advantage of the impressive technology available for photographers and filmmakers today. At just 20 years old, Studer is already creating stunning photos and films, and his latest timelapse, “Restless” is another impressive notch in his resume.
Studer started making “Restless” when he was just 17 years old. Instead of spending his weekends doing what most high school students do, Studer spent his free time backpacking and exploring the areas around his home in the Pacific Northwest, and always with a camera in hand. I asked Studer what made this beautiful corner of the country so inspiring to him as a visual artist.
Growing up in Oregon I went to all the cliché locations but as I got more into photography, I began to try to find new and exciting scenes. I was amazed by how many places I was able to go that I hadn’t even heard of. For example, the opening shot was taken in the Alvord Desert in Oregon. I had absolutely no clue there was something like that in Oregon of all places before I started working on this film. The Pacific Northwest is truly beautiful and the amount of diversity always keeps me inspired and out shooting.
The film is an impressive look at the wild landscapes of Pacific Northwest. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that at 20 years old, Studer still has many years of inspiring content production ahead of him, and lucky for us, we can follow along with his journey of documenting the adventure and landscapes of the United States and beyond.