Artist Bio - mjsmotophotos

mjsmotophtos is owned and operated by artist and adventurer Mary Rinell.

About the artist:

Mary has been a light chaser since the early 90’s when she would venture out in the Pacific Northwest with her dad. She has shot subjects in motion her entire life; beginning mainly with race cars, motorcycles and bicycles, and her dad's favorite animal the eagle. In 2014 she decided to quit her job as a motorcycle technician and pursue photography full time. She feels extremely blessed, and doesn’t see herself doing anything else, God willing. She is very passionate about her career, and loves the opportunity to “tell your story” through her lens.

She has had publications in Cycle News, Dirt Bike Magazine, the Moto Mag and AZ Off-Road; and has been mentioned on several prestigious channels such as the X-Games and ESPN.

Her most recent publication includes a cover photo and main article for the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Magazine. June 2018 Addition. 

Her portfolio includes events such as the 2017 EnduroCross Series, the AMA Western Hare Scramble (WHS) series, the 2017-2018 AMA American Flat Track AZ Mile, the 2017 King of the Motos, and of course her foundational Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association (AMRA) 2014-2018 Seasons.

Mary has been the sole photographer for the AMRA for 4  seasons, missing only 1 race in her nearly 5 years of service.

She apprentices under the well-known Mark Kariya; long-term photojournalist for the AMA WHS Series, the NHHA Series, the District 36 Series, and many others. And is mentored under long time portrait, landscape, and wedding photographer and photo guru Ron Cook at Adobewerks Photography. Mary believes she will forever be a student, and remains beyond grateful for both Ron and Mark's mentorship throughout the seasons.

Somehow Mary finds time to regularly volunteer for several organizations including the Maricopa Humane Society (MCACC), the Federation of Christian Athletes (FCA), the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association (AMRA), The DA8 Foundation, FurryTales Animal Rescue, Heritage Lane Behavioral Center and many more. She feels that giving back is a huge part of her success, and will continue to remain humble and helpful.

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A note from Mary:

Above all else I would like to thank Ron Cook at Adobewerks and Mark Kariya for their mentorship and coaching, AMRA and it's members for welcoming me in and allowing me to grow, and everyone else who has believed in me throughout the years.  But most importantly to my other half, who has continued to encourage my desire to chase golden rays of sunshine regardless of the climb.

My mission is clear, concise, and meant to reach people who were considered unreachable... to touch the assumed untouchable. To bend the lines just enough to prove flex exists, and that anything is possible. Through all of this I have learned that endurance truly is the key to success. And that being resourceful is more valuable than having resources.

We're DOING it Pops.

"The same pressure that breaks pipes, forms diamonds." - unknown

For more about Mary check out her BLOG