Jeff Lipsky

Jeff Lipsky     Photo: Photograph by Chris McPherson

Over the past five years, Venice Beach–based Lipsky, 41, has shot more than 30 stories for Outside, including March's cover image of Jack Johnson. But the former Telluride, Colorado, fly-fishing guide had no interest in being shot by a colleague—until we told him the colleague was Chris McPherson. "Chris and I assisted [celebrity photographer] Mark Seliger together way back when," says Lipsky, "so it was really fun to hang out with him again." It also helped that Lipsky was able to pick the set, a friend's backyard down the street from his studio, complete with a bocce court, hammocks, takeout barbecue, and McPherson's French bulldog, Steve. "Our dogs were getting in and out of the shots all day," Lipsky says.

On Lipsky: Boulder Plaid Western Shirt ($68) by Lucky Brand Jeans; Basic Crew ($17) by Banana Republic; 514 Slim Straight Jeans ($44) by Levi's; Classic Slip-ons ($40) by Vans; Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watch ($5,850) by Rolex.

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