Who We Are

My name is Bryce Funk, my wife Brooke and I are the adventures, creatives, and storytellers behind High Sierra Collective. We started High Sierra Collective as a platform to tell stories through photography, specifically portraits and adventure.

We’ve explored and adventured everywhere from just outside our home in Salem, Oregon to beautiful locations all over the world. We love epic adventures and dreamy, wanderlust landscapes but what we really love are people and a good story. We make it a point to connect with people as we travel, capturing visual vignettes which tell stories of the people that make up the world around us.  

Our love for people and storytelling has inspired a career of adventure and portrait photography. Good portrait photography can tell the story of a person all in a single image. A good portrait contains emotion, personality, depth, character…and that is what we’re after. From an alpinist on the summit to the homeless man downtown, we are incessantly in search of portraits that tell a story.

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Meet the Full Team
High Sierra Collective & Endless Summit Films

BRYCE FUNK

Creative director, cinematographer & drone operator

High Sierra Collective

Adventurer, creator, and storyteller at heart, Bryce simply cannot stop. His life revolves around people and telling their story - no matter where they are.

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BROOKE FUNK

Pre-production lead, script supervisor, creative assistant, editor

High Sierra Collective

A true adventurer with a keen eye for details, Brooke is the glue that holds the team together. More than that, Brooke is a passionate creator with the exceptional ability to edit moving narratives. 

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BARRETT DUNN

Creative Director, cinematographer, musician & screen writer

Endless Summit Films

An uncompromising visionary, Barrett is a man of ideas, passion, and a dedication to changing the way society - and the industry - view filmmaking. 

NIK FISCHER

Grip, lighting, script supervisor, assistant camera

Endless Summit Films

A jack of all trades master of them too. Nik, a helicopter mechanic by trade, maintains the uncanny ability to just get stuff done. He can literally do just about anything.  

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Our Experience

I was lucky enough to grow up with professional photographers as parents. I’ve been assisting my parents with everything from setting up portrait shoots to hauling camera equipment for backcountry adventures for as long as I can remember.

 

I’ve focused specifically on adventure and portrait photography for the last six years, taking a camera everywhere from a Portuguese Island in the middle of the Atlantic to the top of Forbidden peak in the North Cascades. The last two years we've shifted from telling stories solely with portraits to focusing primarily on documentary films. 

With 10 years of experience instructing climbing and wilderness navigation, we naturally decided to move into Adventure Consulting. I love breaking down the barriers associated with adventure – wilderness is something we should all enjoy. Adventure consulting allows us to educate less experienced adventure seekers and get them outside for their own epic adventure.

We have worked with everyone from professional musicians and students to large outdoor companies and TV networks; taking our cameras into every environment from sub-freezing snowstorms to black-tie galas.  

We have had the opportunity to provide images to some fantastic organizations, check them out: 

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Current Projects

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Contact Us

503.877.7309

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