Björn Richie Lob's passion for film and photography started when he got his first photo camera at the age of nine and his first video-camera a year later. After school he travelled the world, searching for waves to ride and motives to shoot.
Parallel to his voyages he build up his career. An apprenticeship as a lightning technician, countless internships and many assistant jobs in almost any department of the professional film and photography-business helped him getting started.
During the period of education he made several short movies, surf-videos and "making of's" of scenic cinema feature films as producer, director, cinematographer and editor. His photos got published in several international magazines and he is getting more and more attention as a surf photographer especially in the growing "river surf" scene.
In July 2005 he founded the production company "pipelinepictures" but still works as freelancer for external projects from time to time.