My name is Christopher Ortega and I am a Travel Photographer and Videographer! I am on a quest to live my “Personal Legend” to quote the novelist Paul Coelho and be a conscious traveler capturing beautiful moments while I’m on my journey. I’ve been traveling all over this beautiful planet for years, from driving around Europe three times when I was younger, to exploring all of the United States on a Harley while running V-Twin Life to camping in Mexico surfing unknown breaks and even living in Calgary, Alberta for one of the coldest winters I’ve ever felt. All while still going back to my regular type jobs and taking off when I could.
I’ve been fortunate to run Fortune 500 Companies, Famous Magazines, been a radio producer for KCLA, put on large concerts, ran events with over 500 vendors and Lived what I thought was the American Dream in California. I love my time living in California and living close to the coast will always be a blessing. California will always be home base to me but now it’s time to move on, let go and create something for myself and my family.
Last five years I’ve been concentrating my travels in Southeast Asia mostly Thailand. It has been one hell of a ride and after my first trip not going anything like I had planned mainly due to others itinerary and intentions. It had inspired me to do the research, plan my own trip and venture off onto what turned out to be an epic trip the next year for my birthday! I definitely got the travel bug and been going more often ever since. Meeting people from all over the world inspired me that traveling is easy and that there is many ways to live this life.
One positive moment from my first trip was visiting Master Tiger in Wat Bang Phra outside of Bangkok and having him agree to personally give me my Sak Yant Tattoo and blessing which I’m grateful for. I have lived with what he told me now ever since that day with daily meditations, being more conscious, having balance in your life, doing what you love, and sharing your blessings. I will continue to be a conscious traveler and happy to be a global citizen. Please join me in my photography adventures as we are stronger together as a community. I hope to see you out there and look forward to meeting other likeminded travelers. Feel free to contact me on my contact page for any questions or at email@example.com to see availability for bookings and review inquires.