John Rathwell


Age: 
30
Occupation: 
Professional Photographer
Home Town: 
Ottawa, ON

Growing up landlocked in Ontario, Canada, John didn't have many opportunities to get out and surf in the ocean, so he honed his surfing skills on several of the great river waves the area has to offer. 

John is now anything but landlocked, as over the last year he has been living out of his 1991 VW Westfalia, seeking out the best waves, both ocean and river, around North America, and more importantly, working on a mental wellness personal project called Searching For Sero.
 
His project shares the stories of those who use outdoor adventure as a key to happiness in their lives. The 2 year project will come to an end in June 2018 with the plan to publish a photo book and donate the proceeds from sales to charities that get people suffering from mental illness into outdoor adventure. 
 
Between surfing and working on his project, John is also an acclaimed action sports photographer, working with clients such as Red Bull, The Enthusiast Network and tourism agencies across North America. 

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