Grant Kaye, photographer, time lapse cinematographer, educator and Mountainsmith Ambassador pictured in the sand next to his tripod under a starry sky. Occupation:

– Photography / Timelapse Cinematography and Education

Description of occupation: 

– I am a landscape / timelapse photographer and educator. My favorite part of my job is traveling to exotic and/or beautiful locales and capturing the beauty of nature so I can share it with others and inspire them to get outside and explore more.  I love standing out under the night sky and creating still photographs and timelapse that evoke awe at the splendor of the natural world.


– Lana`i City, Hawai`i


– 1978

What inspires you? 

– I am constantly challenged and inspired by the beauty of nature, whether I am in my backyard or on the other side of the globe. I also take great inspiration from instilling the spark of knowledge in my students and seeing what capabilities they discover in themselves.

What is your go to Mountainsmith product?

– I use my Parallax pack as my main daily workhorse gear bag. On the plane, I try to downsize gear so it fits into my Borealis AT. When backpacking, I try to pack only the essentials into my TourFX.

Essential, non-essential camping gear (speakers, marshmallows, Frisbee, sasquatch guide book)?

– Single malt scotch! If you need something non-alcoholic I’d say slippahs (aka flip flops)

What activities do you participate in?

– Hiking, skiing, playing the ukulele, DJ’ing deep tech house, sailing, carpentry, building flame effects art for Burning Man.

Do you own a dog?

Name:  Ravi Shankar

Age: 11.75 months (?)

Breed/size: Mutt from the pound, whippet/lab mix, originally from New Delhi, India

Favorite adventure?

– Heli-skiing in Alaska at Points North Heli Adventures

Go to destination?

– Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe (tie)

Tell us about your dream adventure: 

-I would motor-sail down the Aleutian Islands climbing and skiing the incredible island volcanoes, making a film about the journey. I am working on getting funding for this…

If you had a superpower what would it be?

– I would be able to fly.

What’s playing on your ipod right now? 

– Jimpster’s Freerange Records Radio Show (

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