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 Action Sports, Photography & Motion Picture Background.

I'm a native to Los Angeles & the South Bay. I moved to Virginia Beach, VA in 2013 to start a Family. My passion for Action Sports & Photography began at a very young age and has only grown deeper.

After many years of Racing BMX, playing Hockey, Surfing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding & Dirt bikes, I started working as a Photographers Assistant 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 attending Jr College, -Later working in the field of Off Racing, Bartending & racing Downhill Mountain bikes at a highly competitive level,

After many injuries, downtime & always being intrigued by Lighting & Cameras, I realized it was time I persue a career in Motion Picture & shortly after becoming a member of the I.A.T.S.E Local 80 Grip Union & I.A.T.S.E Local 600, Union for Cinematographers & Still Photographers, where I have worked & Learned from some of Hollywood's most talented Directors of Photography, Key Grips & Gaffers, all while working on Network Television Shows, Commercials, Features Films, Award wining Music Videos & Freelancing in Action Sports.

Currently, I work for an Advertisement Agency, as an In-house Director of Photography, shooting & Lighting 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  
Creative Director & Design Professional  
Business Development - Surf, Skate & Snow  
Sports Marketing Manager  
Sr. Web Merchandiser  
Founder & CEO at Rad Season  
Marketing Director  
Co Founder at Highland Productions LLC  

DC Shoes, Inc.
Fox Head, Inc.
Pacific Sunwear