Trendsetter to Know: Kyle Ledeboer

Name: ​Kyle Ledeboer

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Age:​ 35

Title: ​Photographer

Married/Single: ​Neither

Kids: ​No Thanks

City you live in: ​Uptown

A typical day in my life includes…

when I’m not making or editing photos I’m often road tripping through the beautiful landscapes of the desert southwest. My last big road trip included a nine-hour round trip drive to Arizona Hot Springs which involved hiking pack rafts down to the Colorado River and a hike up a narrow slot canyon to the springs followed by a few hours of soaking before packing up and hiking back out.

I was born…

and raised in a farm town in Central Indiana.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the landscape diversity… you could go from t-shirt weather to skiing and or fly fishing and back in a single afternoon. I also love all the summer swimming holes and cliff jumping that exists up North.

I’m listening to…

Circles by Post Malone.

My family…

extends to include my friends.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Yvon Chouinard – the legendary climber and founder of the outdoor brand, Patagonia.

One thing I cannot live without…

camera, camera, camera.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a fisheries Biologist.

I’m inspired by…

myself… if we can be the change we want to see in the world and we can live an examined life than we can also inspire ourselves.

The one person who motivates me is…

myself… I believe in total accountability and I hold my own feet to the proverbial fire. If anything I’m much more motivated by death. There’s no time like the present to be the person you’ve always wanted to be.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

to remove the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and help us to be a less extractive society.

The perfect day would be…

spent fly fishing in the Wind River Range in Wyoming or on a month-long road trip somewhere in the mountains. Living in the moment, not focused on the past or the future.

My first job was…

making sandwiches for Blimpie.

My favorite escape…

was when I spent three months living on the Spanish island of Tenerife in the Canaries without a phone, body surfing and hiking through the volcanic landscape.

My life…

is amazing.

I’m currently working on…

updating my website and marketing my photography to prospective clients.

Always…

early.

Never…

late.

Favorite Quote…

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”  – Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

Biggest Dream…

to be free and fully present, free from debt and worry, to be able to travel at a moment’s notice, and to be unencumbered by all of life’s pitfalls.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

when people aren’t true to themselves, when they’re not genuine.



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