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Pod Recap – Big Stick Energy – Episode 25

Tori Anderson & Renee McCurdy April 15, 2022 38


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Big Stick Energy – E25 – Curious Life Of An Outdoor Industry Creative

Big things happening on Big Stick Energy this week, and we’re here to recap it all for you! For this episode we have a new guest host with Indra joining Renee on the mic. Indra is another member of the Womb Tang Clan. She lives in the unsurrendered territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh first nation. And she also founded @incluskivity focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in winter sports. Hopefully she will be running her own mouth over more shows in the near future as well. Indra and Renee’s guest this week is photographer and creative, Iz La Motte. No more spoilers, let’s get into it!

Iz La Motte

Iz is a Salt Lake based photographer and video creator, with East Coast roots. She grew up in NY, and went to Vermont for college. But after going west for a project second semester senior year of college she knew she would be headed back after graduation in 2018. But now it’s gone full circle she’s coming back east and just bought a cabin with her partner in Vermont.

Iz also has a degree in Environmental Science. And that has had a big impact on her art. She credits that for honing her eye to capture natural spaces, undisturbed and as they are. And she’s also chosen projects with an environmental focus. Though starting out as a full time photog, she admits having to say yes to almost everything just to make a living, she’s starting to be able to pick brands that align more with her values in the outdoors.

Iz La Motte

You can count Freeskier, The Ski Journal, and Back Country Magazine to her list of photography credits and so many more. She takes bas ass pictures. Hands down. Full stop. To be honest, didn’t think twice about her gender when reviewing he work during the episode. But that seems sadly not to be the norm. The girls discuss inclusivity’s importance on set and behind the lens just and it being as a big deal if not more that who ends up in the photos. Conversations about knowing your worth and pricing come up as well. Again a common theme throughout the Collective for both sides of the camera.

Though still relatively new to the scene, Iz La Motte’s photos and presence are making an impact on the industry. I know we will see and hear more from her in the years to come for sure. In the meantime enjoy the full episode below, cheers!

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