Originally hailing from North County San Diego, Riley spends the majority of his time spanning the globe creating surf imagery. Riley has traveled to some of the most remote places in the world to document surfing, along with the lifestyles and cultures surrounding it. Riley strives to portray surfing in a different light, straying from traditional action shots, choosing to shoot in a more photojournalistic manner. His goal is display surfing in all of its beautiful entirety. As traveling surfers are so fortunate in what the see and experience, it is Riley’s aim and passion to transcribe those experiences to the rest of the world.
Apart from photography and surfing, Riley enjoys fishing and free-diving, skateboarding and snowboarding. While time at home is often limited, Riley now resides in Carlsbad, CA.