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Bradley Wentzel

Aviation Photographer

Bradley is a director and photographer who enjoys the thrill of developing impactful creative from concept to screen. After freelancing for a number of years, his still and motion skillset evolved into Directing and was simultaneously where he discovered his passion and niche in aerial aviation photography.

Since then he has worked with a number of brands and enjoys bringing a unique perspective to aviation photography by leaning into his diverse experiences in the industry for inspiration.

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What motivates you in the morning?

The opportunity to create.

What is your mantra for when things are tough?

Look for the lesson - this will make you wiser and tougher in the end.

If you could do anything else, what would it be and why?

Acting, because it’s a raw form of storytelling, which I enjoy.

Describe your best moment ever.

Marrying my wife. Every good thing that has happened in my life since we met is because of her.

How did you get into your profession?

Networking and preparation.

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

My dad told me a long time ago to stick with what I love to do - patience will pay off.

What are your top three Pelican products?

1560 has been my go-to case for years due to it being just the right size to pack everything I need for air to air shoots - cameras, lenses, flight suit, harness, headset, gyro. It’s been tossed in and out of countless aircraft around the world.

1535TRVL is great for when I want to keep my essential gear with me to carry on flights. I especially love it because it has a dedicated slot for my laptop as well. The 0945 Micro

Memory Card Case may be small, but what it holds is the most important piece before and after a shoot. I need to make sure my memory cards are protected for my clients and this case keeps me confident they will be.

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