Aleks Abad

Aleks Abad

Director of Photography | Freelance Action Sports Photographer
Currently: Director of Photography at O'Brien Et Al Advertising
Location: Virginia Beach VA
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Hello & Thanks for taking the time to read about My Photography, Action Sports & Motion Picture Background.

I'm a native to Los Angeles & the South Bay. I moved to Virginia Beach, VA late in 2013 to start a Family. My passion for Action Sports & Photography, began at a very young age and has only grown deeper ever since, as I am not only a Photographer, I'm an athlete as well.

I started working as a Photographers Assistant at around Seven Teen years old, working & learning from some of LA's top Automotive, Portrait & Product Photographers along with having the opportunity to intern at Publications such as; Surfing Magazine & Decline Mountain Bike Magazine while I attended Jr College, worked in the field of Off-Road Racing, Bartending & racing downhill mountain bikes at a competitive level.

After many injuries & always being intrigued by lighting & Cameras, I decided it was time I persue a career in Motion Picture, soon becaming a member of the I.A.T.S.E Local 80 Grip Union & later I.A.T.S.E Local 600, Union for Cinematographers & Still Photographers, where I had the opportunity to Learn from some of Hollywood's most talented Directors of Photography, Key Grips & Gaffers, work on Network Television Shows, Commercials, Features Films & Award wining Music Videos all while pursuing a career in Action Sports.

Currently, I work for an Advertisement Agency, as an In-house Director of Photography, shooting project that range from; Television Commercials, Social Media content, Product Photography, Headshots, Catalog & Print Ads, along with managing Digital Media assets & Editing both Photo & Video.

Work Experience



Interests & Groups

  • Family
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Action Sports
  • Product Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Photo Editing
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • FMX
  • Motocross
  • BMX
  • Downhill MTB
  • Hockey
  • Surfing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Wakeboarding
  • Outdoors
  • no groups

Education History





Art Director / Graphic Designer  
Sports Marketing Manager  
Founder & CEO at Rad Season  
Marketing Director  
TTU Graduate  
Regional Field Marketing Manager  


Fox Head, Inc.
Troy Lee Designs
Factory Effex Inc.
Slingshot Sports