Derek and Drew Riker

August 02, 2021

Derek and Drew Riker

Who are you and what is your occupation? 

We are The Riker Brothers and we are fashion and entertainment photographers.


What drives you to get up every day?

Usually a home brewed hazelnut coffee with whole milk - 

Seriously getting outside to connect with nature and people. 


Who is a living person you most admire?

Barack Obama 


When and where were you happiest?

Mammoth Mountain midweek after it just got dumped on or in Chilko Lake in Northern British Columbia about 5 years ago camping and white water rafting with our family completely off grid. 

Who is your hero of fiction?

Drew: Matt Damon in The Martian 

Derek: Lieutenant Pete Mitchell code sign “Maverick” 


Who is your real-life hero?

Our parents who have always been there for us - taught us by example how to live an active healthy life


What does comfort feel like to you?

Being able to take a week off of work to get lost with friends 


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Quitting our real jobs at 23 after graduating from college to pursue our dreams

What do you most value in friends?

Adventurous spirit and sense of humor


What is your most treasured possession?

Arbor snowboard, Carver skateboard and Laird Hamilton SUP board 


What is a dream/goal for the future that you have?

To own an airstream and an electric Ford F-150 pickup


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing what would it be?

Drew: Kelly Slater

Derek: Bono


Which historical Figure do you most identify with?

Drew: Bobby Kennedy, because of his work fighting for civil rights.

Derek: Bob Marley, for being a voice for the voiceless to speak out against oppression.  


What is your motto?

Live Simply, Travel light.