Riley Harper is a real life candidate for the world’s most interesting man. He grew up the son of a Hollywood stuntman flying through the air on dirt bikes, riding motor cycles or racing basically anything with an engine. Eventually he took up the family business and became a stuntman himself. How does one get the job of stuntman you ask? “You’re born into it.” He says. Fair enough. In partnership with Loro Piana we wanted to learn more about Riley's life in Hollywood and his love of golf.
Everyone on Instagram seems like they are trying to create the illusion of a perfect life, but Riley seems to actually be living it. When he’s not on location performing stunts on camera, he’s living a stylish life in the Santa Monica mountains — with adventures near the Pacific in Malibu and also out at the golf course. “I love to get out here and sneak-in 9 holes of golf at twilight.” He told me between shots at Rustic Canyon, the beloved course North of Los Angeles. “When I’m not shooting a movie, this is one of the ways I escape and find some solitude.” He says. Riley’s style exudes an easy going California sensibility that’s simple yet effective.
On its face, Golf is an unlikely pairing for Riley. Growing up in Southern California it was never something he considered. Then on an off day while shooting in Atlanta some friends from work invited him along. After that day he was hooked and the game serves as a nice break from his adrenaline-filled professional life.