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John BilderbackJohn Bilderback has already provided one of our most popular features here on kiteworldmag.com with his first Lens Master gallery from a few years ago. But he shoots to the top of our staff photographer class with his second submission, which is typically JB - fully stacked with action, timeless portraits, perfectly captured moments from inside the sport and all with his own personal background info. We love ya JB!

Click here to see his original Lens Master gallery and interview

Ben Wilson on a visit to Oahu showing his laid back style and perfect positioning 
Ben Wilson on a visit to Oahu showing his laid back style and perfect positioning
Reo Stevens has power and knows where it should be used on a good wall 
Reo Stevens has power and knows where it should be used on a good wall
Mel Hovakimian, one of the faces that come out of the woodwork to ride good Backyards. Living a block from the spot helps get him onto the moments of quality 
Mel Hovakimian, one of the faces that come out of the woodwork to ride good Backyards. Living a block from the spot helps get him onto the moments of quality
Adriana Harlan is one of the best female wave riders on Oahu. Here she is at Backyards turning speed into leverage 
Adriana Harlan is one of the best female wave riders on Oahu. Here she is at Backyards turning speed into leverage
Like a mad scientist, John Amundson in his laboratory with one of his latest creations 
Like a mad scientist, John Amundson in his laboratory with one of his latest creations
My home away from home, wondering "Is that camera gonna fall on my head?" 
My home away from home, wondering "Is that camera gonna fall on my head?"
Daniel Walstab on a Liquid Force photo shoot at a secret spot on Oahu. The man has skills and strength and style in one hilarious package 
Daniel Walstab on a Liquid Force photo shoot at a secret spot on Oahu. The man has skills and strength and style in one hilarious package
Jason Slezak at a super shallow reef pass in French Polynesia. Can you tell from the look on his face that there's a good section coming? 
Jason Slezak at a super shallow reef pass in French Polynesia. Can you tell from the look on his face that there's a good section coming?
Getting drunk with Sir Richard, my wife and I enjoying one of the job benefits of travel shoots on a boat in the Caribbean 
Getting drunk with Sir Richard, my wife and I enjoying one of the job benefits of travel shoots on a boat in the Caribbean
Jason Slezak, at the bottom of a good sized wave in Indonesia 
Jason Slezak, at the bottom of a good sized wave in Indonesia
Jason Slezak looking for some afternoon shade 
Jason Slezak looking for some afternoon shade
Moehau Goold during the filming of The Kite Movie - Lines in Sumbawa. Textbook style as always 
Moehau Goold during the filming of The Kite Movie - Lines in Sumbawa. Textbook style as always
Reo Stevens lining up the inside from the outside. Oahu 
Reo Stevens lining up the inside from the outside. Oahu
JB photo mosaic 
JB photo mosaic
The KSP Mauritius contest in 2011 was blessed with three massive swells in ten days. This is the first day of competition 
The KSP Mauritius contest in 2011 was blessed with three massive swells in ten days. This is the first day of competition
Jeremie Eloy torquing off the top on a good set in Mauritius 
Jeremie Eloy torquing off the top on a good set in Mauritius
Mitu Monteiro using every bit of rail at One Eye 
Mitu Monteiro using every bit of rail at One Eye
Marie Gautron hoping to get through this wave before the lip lands 
Marie Gautron hoping to get through this wave before the lip lands
Bruno Bordovsky finds a perfect bowl setting up in Mauritius in 2011 
Bruno Bordovsky finds a perfect bowl setting up in Mauritius in 2011
Mitu Monteiro in the only place to be, KSP Mauritius 2012 
Mitu Monteiro in the only place to be, KSP Mauritius 2012
An aerial view of the reef at One Eye, and yes it is as shallow as it looks 
An aerial view of the reef at One Eye, and yes it is as shallow as it looks
The Le Morne headland overlooking One Eye. As if the wave wasn't beautiful enough, the scenery is all time as well 
The Le Morne headland overlooking One Eye. As if the wave wasn't beautiful enough, the scenery is all time as well
The incredible Ninja Bichler. The queen of One Eye 
The incredible Ninja Bichler. The queen of One Eye
Lee Harvey at the KSP 2011 Mauritius comp, seeing the Coast Guard rescue his kite, and wondering about the next wave in the set 
Lee Harvey at the KSP 2011 Mauritius comp, seeing the Coast Guard rescue his kite, and wondering about the next wave in the set
Nuno Figuerido on a bomb that turns into a barrel, One Eye, KSP Mauritius 2011 
Nuno Figuerido on a bomb that turns into a barrel, One Eye, KSP Mauritius 2011
Sky Solbach flying on his backhand down a dream like wave at One Eye 
Sky Solbach flying on his backhand down a dream like wave at One Eye
Niccolo Porcella at The Zoo, timing his turn downwind and into the flats 
Niccolo Porcella at The Zoo, timing his turn downwind and into the flats
Josh Mulcoy on the Best Odyssey at a wave that can't be named, but can't be forgotten 
Josh Mulcoy on the Best Odyssey at a wave that can't be named, but can't be forgotten
Moehau Goold on the Best Odyssey during the filming of Big Windy. One of my all time favorite images, hand held with a 600mm lens 
Moehau Goold on the Best Odyssey during the filming of Big Windy. One of my all time favorite images, hand held with a 600mm lens
Richard Whyte committed at Backyards 
Richard Whyte committed at Backyards
Keahi De Aboitiz, winter swell Oahu 2013. Not nearly as easy as it looks 
Keahi De Aboitiz, winter swell Oahu 2013. Not nearly as easy as it looks
Reo Stevens and his kite's shadow, heading for disaster or glory at full speed 
Reo Stevens and his kite's shadow, heading for disaster or glory at full speed
Keahi De Aboitiz getting shacked for the  tenth time this day. This guy has some serious footage  stored in his memory 
Keahi De Aboitiz getting shacked for the tenth time this day. This guy has some serious footage stored in his memory
Kicking out may not be the best option for Keahi De Aboitiz right here, but straightening off isn't going to be much fun either. Paying to play on Oahu 
Kicking out may not be the best option for Keahi De Aboitiz right here, but straightening off isn't going to be much fun either. Paying to play on Oahu
Sam Bell styling on a legendary rail in Cape Hatteras 
Sam Bell styling on a legendary rail in Cape Hatteras
Billy Parker slides the dock at REAL in Waves, NC on his wake-skate as the sun goes down 
Billy Parker slides the dock at REAL in Waves, NC on his wake-skate as the sun goes down
Moehau Goold one of the smoothest cats to ever prowl the line-up laying one out near Mokuleia Beach Park 
Moehau Goold one of the smoothest cats to ever prowl the line-up laying one out near Mokuleia Beach Park
Reo Stevens midway through a full front rotation above the lip 
Reo Stevens midway through a full front rotation above the lip
John Amundson completely showing off his finely shaped board 
John Amundson completely showing off his finely shaped board
Konrad Bright lives literally at the launch spot at Backyards. If it's good he's on it, every time 
Konrad Bright lives literally at the launch spot at Backyards. If it's good he's on it, every time
Keahi De Aboitiz flying over Reo Stevens on the windward side of Oahu 
Keahi De Aboitiz flying over Reo Stevens on the windward side of Oahu
Keahi De Aboitiz, with the trees just along the beachfront, there's no room for a mistake 
Keahi De Aboitiz, with the trees just along the beachfront, there's no room for a mistake
John Amundson above the lip in a full backside rotation 
John Amundson above the lip in a full backside rotation
Niccolo Porcella exploding above the lip on Oahu 
Niccolo Porcella exploding above the lip on Oahu
If you could see Niccolo Porcella's kite and how close he is to that big tree, you'd understand how much control he has 
If you could see Niccolo Porcella's kite and how close he is to that big tree, you'd understand how much control he has
Susi Mai in my studio with one lucky harness 
Susi Mai in my studio with one lucky harness

John Bilderback was also profiled in the Kite Show Episode 1. Clcik on the image below to watch the video profile:


Added: 2013-06-05

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