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Banking On Bailey

Director: Tim Kemple
Origin: USA
Duration: 9 minutes

Banks, Idaho is home to 17 hearty residents; including Ryan Bailey, a white-water kayaker, wildland firefighter, and the unofficial Mayor of the town. Situated at the confluence of the North and South Fork of the Payette river, Banks means something if you’re a kayaker – the same way that the North Shore of Hawaii means something to surfers, or Yosemite means something to climbers. Growing up the river terrified Ryan, but it kept calling him. Twenty-one years after his first competition in Banks he continues to live his life unapologetically as he’s not concerned about “what’s next”, but rather “what’s right now”.

Director

Tim Kemple

As one of the founders and directors at Camp4 Collective, Tim has been on the cutting edge of image capture since he first starting shooting photos in high school. He has directed and shot TV content for The North Face, BF GoodrichTires and Colorado Tourism as well as shot editorially for Outside Magazine and Men’s Journal. His technical abilities with a camera combined with his fine artistic eye are a unique blend that only comes from decades of experience.