Woodchuck 30th Anniversary Artist Spotlight – Tristan Sadler

October 1, 2021

Name: Tristan Sadler
Age: 33
Location: Ogden, Utah
Profession or Specified Field: Photographer
How long have you been participating in your specified field: 14+ Years

Welcome to our Woodchuck 30th Anniversary blog series where we will be highlighting hand-selected creatives every week through the Fall. This year marks our 30th Anniversary and we have asked 25 creatives from across the country to help celebrate 30 years of creativity and innovation by sharing with us what creativity means to them. We sat down with each creative to hear more about how they use creativity on a daily basis and what influences their work. See below for our conversation with Tristan!

W- Hey Tristan. We appreciate you taking some time to chat with us today. It’s pretty obvious that you’ve spent quite a bit of time behind the lens. How did you get your start in the world of photography?

T- My love and passion for photography expanded out of my passion for snowboarding and skateboarding. I loved flipping through skate and snow magazines to see the photos, which lead to myself getting a camera to shoot videos and photos of my friends skating and snowboarding.

W- You seem to have followed a very similar path to many photographers out there- picking up a camera to document your passions, and ultimately making some sort of career out of it. It’s amazing how a creative outlet can open doors like that. What tends to influence your creativity? Is it more-so derived intrinsically, or are you more heavily influenced by external factors?

T- I think it is a little bit of both! I get inspired by other creatives, and in that, other ideas come to mind. I am not as heavily influenced by external factors, but they certainly play a part. Some of the best ideas come from existing in the moment and letting everything flow together.

W- That’s one of the beauties of photography- being bale to stay in the present moment and capture a moment in time.

W- Can you elaborate a little bit on what creativity means to you?

T- Creativity, to me, is allowing yourself to try new things, even if it doesn’t work out; to allow your mind to be free from constraint and flow with the spontaneity of the moment; to step out of your comfort zone.

W- Love it! There is certainly a trial and error aspect to being creative, and along with that comes a lack of complacency and often times instances where you have to step out of your comfort zone, just like you said.

W- Finally, what was your relationship with Woodchuck prior to joining us in our 30th Anniversary Celebration? Has there been anything that you have learned about us through your involvement that has resonated with you personally?

T- My connection with Woodchuck was minimal, but I would see it in stores or at gatherings and parties. The Pearsecco is delicious!

W- Thanks for your Pearsecco fandom! The photo you took wasn’t so bad either… 

Tristan provided us with an amazing photo of Pearsecco. If you like floating fruit, you’ll find the photo to be pretty cool…

Head on over to our Instagram to check out Tristan’s spotlight and for a photo that we would describe as “chaotic elegance”.

Cheers, and happy cider sippin’!

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