In 2009 Rian undertook his first adventure. Packing up his small share house after 4 years of university, he set off on an unknown journey through Indonesia in search of waves and an unfulfilled appetite for adventure. 3.5 months and 3000km (ish) later Rian had cycled from Banda Aceh to Bali with his camera. He co-produced a 4 part film series and called it Eat.Sleep.Surf.
Eat.Sleep.Surf was aired on the Nautical Channel with a viewership of over 20 million people across Europe, Canada and the U.S.A. and it continues to air around the world regularly featuring on The Nautical Channel, Outside TV, The Bike Channel, Vimeo on Demand and GloboSat across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Season two aired in 2015.
Since his return, travel through unique and remote locations has been Rian's life and passion. Destinations include Iceland, New Zealand, the Oodnadatta Track, Paris to Marrakech, the Gibson and Great Sandy Desert’s, Japan, Oman, The Swiss Alps, Turkey and Taiwan.
As much as Rian loves and enjoys a life on the bicycle, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel and lifestyle subjects, and an ever growing interest in film and photography.
Residing in Far North Queensland, Rian finds himself freelancing as a creative videographer and photographer. With a focus on weddings, destination marketing and content creation, Rian is never short of inspiration for his film and photography projects, whether personal or for clients.
Rian works regularly with distribution networks, tourism bodies, and several sponsors associated with the outdoor, travel and tourism industries. Rian is also a Brand Ambassador for High Sierra and a Tourism Ambassador for Port Douglas, Queensland.