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Lucas Gilman is one of the leading adventure photographers and filmmakers in the industry. His powerful and incisive images run in top publications & advertisements worldwide. A love of adventure and an addiction to color creates his distinct style of photography and filmmaking. Lucas documents subjects ranging from expedition kayaking in India and Costa Rica, to surfing in Brazil to backcountry skiing in Colorado, Alaska and South America. He has covered international events such as the Tour De France, Kentucky Derby, ESPN X-GAMES, IRONMAN®, NFL Playoffs, and Open Water Swimming in Australia.

Lucas regularly works with editorial and advertising clients that span the globe including: National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine,, Men’s Journal and  Outside Magazine. His commercial clients include: Manfrotto, Nikon, SanDisk®, Land Rover®, Red Bull, G-Techology, Garmin™ and GORE-TEX®.

Lucas was featured on the NBC TODAY Show and MSNBC for documenting the 2nd largest waterfall ever successfully descended in a kayak. He also appeared as a guest on Good Morning America telling his story of documenting the first successful descent of Abiqua Falls in central Oregon. CNN also profiled Lucas during prime time and highlighted his Abiqua Falls video footage and behind the scenes work.  

Lucas was a finalist in the 2010 Red Bull Illume worldwide photography competition, which saw more than 32,000 images submitted.

Just recently he documented the largest waterfall ever run, the 189 foot tall Palouse Falls in Washington State.

Photography for me is about the journey and not the destination; It's about the images we produce and how we share the human experience as a visual storyteller.
Lucas Gilman photo of Trevor Hiatt skiing off a cliff in the ever majestic Jackson Hole, WY Backcountry.

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