Over the past 10 years, my professional journey has taken me on a thrilling ride, allowing me to collaborate with various brands, companies, and even cross paths with the Olympics. From capturing the intensity of Olympic runner Kate Grace at Icon Stadium in 2016 to working Hurley and US Olympic Surf coach Brett Simpson, each experience has been a unique chapter in my professional story.
In 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to film Olympic runner Kate Grace for a Polar Watch campaign at Icon Stadium. (More on that at a later time) It was a memorable experience, capturing the dedication and perseverance of an elite athlete.
A surprising moment was when the Olympic Instagram account reached out to me. The request? To repost my video of Lucas Chumbo executing a spectacular 360 on a wave at Nazaré. This unexpected recognition got my work in front of a new audience, with the video amassing over 7 million views to date natively on my personal @jaybelsky account.
In a world as vast as ours, the internet and social media have played a crucial role in connecting individuals from diverse backgrounds. The ability to share content globally has transformed the way we perceive and interact with the world. The Olympic Instagram account reaching out to me exemplifies how, in the digital age, everyone is just a click away from being connected and recognized on a global scale.