Kevin Machtelinckx is an adventure photographer based in Portland, Oregon, though his work spans many continents.
His explorations have lead him to scale 21,000-foot Andean summits, scramble along granite faces of North Cascades mountains, work as a photographer for a hunting and fishing lodge in New Zealand and undertake a 10,000-km gravel motorcycle ride though Chile's Atacama desert and Patagonia's Carretera Austral.
Having been born in Belgium, raised in Oregon and lived and worked in Chile, the term "home" finds itself constantly redefined in Kevin's world. His personality is an amalgam of the souls who have shared conversations with him on the road, the landscapes that have sacrificed their light to his camera, and the moments that have inspired him to embark on new journeys.
His expeditions are fueled by a never-ending supply of Belgian chocolate. When he’s not pursuing outdoor endeavors and expanding his photography portfolio, Kevin works as a mechanical engineer.
Kevin has worked with outdoor companies such as Gamont North America, Sea to Summit, and Porcelain Rocket. Some of his stories have been featured in ADVMoto, Overland Magazine, and Bikepacking.com.
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