Who We Are
My name is Bryce Funk, my wife, Brooke, and I are the creatives behind High Sierra Collective. We are followers of Jesus, adventurers, creators, and storytellers. High Sierra Collective started as a platform to tell stories. Years of pushing boundaries backpacking and climbing in the West’s expansive backcountry wilderness has given us stories of rugged wanderers and dramatic landscapes that beg to be told.
We all love epic stories of explorers in far off lands or the pictures in our Instagram feed that inspire wanderlust. But that’s not always our story. It’s easy to get caught up in wishing we were living someone else’s story.
High Sierra Collective is about taking a step back and realizing that there is a story worth being told in every human and every journey – even if you’re not some renowned explorer or your journey is “just” a walk downtown. Brooke and I use photography to capture these stories so they can be preserved and shared. We are interested in your story, no matter who you are.
I was lucky enough to grow up with professional photographers as parents! I’ve been assisting my parents with everything from setting up lighting equipment to hauling camera equipment into the backcountry for as long as I can remember. I’ve been around this stuff for a long time and have gleaned an incredible amount of knowledge and techniques.
I have personally been holding a camera for the last five years primarily focusing on adventure photography. The last year has seen a large focus on urban photo work (I moved to a big city) including headshots and portraits for musicians and professionals in the Memphis area. Some people I recently provided images for include Mammut, the National Civil Rights Museum, The University of Memphis, and numerous students and Professors.
We use a full range of professional equipment including high resolution cameras, purpose-built portrait lenses, lighting, and backdrops. Our setup is portable and doesn't require a power source allowing us to travel wherever your story takes us.