The Cobrasnake Birthright Israel Trip?

Hunter's dad next to the Cobrasnake Van

How do you keep the momentum going?

Time flies. I think some people try to be like ‘Oh he keeps doing the exact same thing for seven years,’ which is partly true, but I’ve grown up a lot and continue to expand what I’m doing. It’s what I started, which was by taking photos, but now I sell vintage clothes online, I designed a clothing line. I’m expanding, you could say, my small empire out of just photography, which is also really nice because I’m not just passionate about photography. I love fashion, I love all these other things–to be able to be somewhat of a Renaissance Man, I don’t have to really limit myself. I’m a no-limits soldier. [Also] when you think of it for the long term, to have like a 10-year, 15-year archive of this culture is gonna be really special.

What inspires you? What keeps you going?

People say ‘Doesn’t it get boring?,’ or something and yeah, sometimes it does, and sometimes I don’t want to be in some random place in Canada–I’d rather be home. But, you know, it’s all part of the game, and I might shoot a week and be like, ‘Nothing was that exciting,’ and then I’ll go to some fashion show in Paris and be like, ‘Wow, this is why I do this’ or some art opening.I was working for BudLight in Miami for 10 days for the Super Bowl and it’s like gross, you know, football fans. Or, in the past, I’ve shot the porn convention or a Sweet 16. I get really excited with celebrations because when you see true happiness at a birthday or any of those things it really resonates and I try to capture that. I’m a passionate person and even touring with a band like Blink-182, people will be like, ‘Oh that’s lame.’ They have hardcore fans that get there at 12 in the afternoon to wait seven hours to watch the show. That’s special.

Aren’t the Blink-182 guys all married by now? Was that a little weird?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It  was definitely nostalgic and it kind of surprised me that they have a whole new breed of fans–it’s all like 13-year-old kids again… For me it was cool ’cause it was a bus tour. That was a cool thing to wake up and you’re in a new city in the middle-of-nowhere and go to a P.F. Changs.

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Originally from Chicago, Abby's a cupcake snob as well as that chick who elbows her way through a concert pit to join onstage dance mobs.

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