Gregor Halenda

Gregor grew up in Westcliffe, a small and picturesque mountain town in Colorado. While he began his career at the age of eight, it was four long years before he was to earn his first legitimate cover photo at age 12. With that in his back pocket he quickly began accumulating awards throughout high school, college and his beginning years in photojournalism. But Gregor yearned for the high rents and pollution only a big city could provide so he packed his earthly belongings onto his trusty BMW R90S and headed east.

In NYC he apprenticed with the world renowned Gregory Heisler and then succumbed to the demands of clients and opened his own studio in Soho where his still life work began to win awards and grace magazines. While the world of high power photography satisfied his creative yearnings it didn’t satisfy the need for speed and broken bones: For that, Gregor began racing motorcycles. He applied the same dedication and focus to his racing as his photography and soon was winning championships on his Honda RS125, Yamaha TZ250 and Tigcraft 450 Yamaha.

His work has graced the campaigns of REV'IT!, BMW, Ducati and KTM in the motorcycle world, and Neiman Marcus, Prada and American Express among others in the “normal” world. In 2008, he also won the prestigious award of being named a 2008 Hasselblad Master. He lives and works in both Portland, OR and NYC, and has two amazing kids and a wonderful wife.

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