Bud Fawcett

Bud Fawcett

Portland, United States

Far away from the California surf/skate scene, Bud Fawcett was born in North Carolina in 1954. He randomly discovered skateboarding when he was hired by Sims Skateboards in 1979. He was introduced to snowboarding by Chuck Barfoot in 1984 and escaped to the mountains of Tahoe in 1988.

He cherishes his first top to bottom powder run at Donner ski ranch with Terry Kidwell, Shaun Palmer and Tom Sims in 1985. He draws inspiration and credits his knowledge of photography to Hank deVre, Deacon Chapin (RIP) and his experiences as a photojournalist in California, Nevada, and North Carolina.

Bud lives with wife Elaine and two daughters Lila and Raina plus 2 llamas, 2 alpacas, 26 chickens, 2 cats and dog 'Milo' near Portland, Oregon.