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Are we athletes? Or photographers?

In our last post, “Following Inspiration“, I remembered Rumi, and some quotes I have always loved. This quote should be law. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”  ― Rumi A comment was recently left on our Instagram feed regarding one of our images. “Are you the photographer? Or the athlete?” It’s a fair question about how we’ve worked for the last 16 years. Janine and I appear in many of our own images, we’re certainly our own best models. But, truth …

Following Inspiration

As I sat staring at the wall of the cafe taking in all I had just read, my friend Paul walked in. After morning greetings, I decided to share the email I just received. Paul’s a psychologist and I was sure he would appreciate the impact of the words that had been sent to me by someone named Eva. After a few minutes of silent reading, he smiled, looked up and said, “Well you did it, …

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Ski Touring Cabane du Mountet Switzerland

Backcountry skiing on the Glacier du Mountet

Carved into a beam inside the Konkordia Hut is, “D’blau Himmel und d’Sonne sind sääga, aber au d’Wolke, de Wind, und d’Rääga”. The blue sky and sun are beautiful, but also the clouds, the wind, and the rain. As a photographer, occasionally you get it all, right when you need it. After a frustrating winter of poor conditions, our last ski trip, and photoshoot, was one of these rare occasions. A great crew and perfect weather, for photos and …

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Living and working in the Swiss Alps

In 2000 I made my first visit to Switzerland. It was time I met the family of my then girlfriend, Janine. It was also time that I laid eyes on the Alps. On my first morning, from Janine’s parents house outside Luzern, I saw the infamous Eiger Nordwand. Even from an hour away, it was massive. And what lay behind, bigger still, much bigger. Spread out to what seemed like infinity were a never ending sea of …

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Climbing in Leonidio Greece

The name “Leonidio” has been coming up a lot lately in the European climbing scene. By early fall we had seen articles published in Germany’s Klettern Magazine, the Swiss Alpine Club’s Die Alpen Magazine and on Planet Mountain. Each article was full of praise for the stunning, red limestone walls, even going so far as to ask, “Is this the new Kalymnos?”. For our own trip to Kalymnos in late October, we started considering a detour to the …

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2014 The Fun Stuff

Our year end summary is more about experiences than it is the results of our photography. We always have to show our best work, it’s time to show our best times. Thankfully, amongst all the work photos, there are some choice memories documented. In the past few years, Nepal has become a big part of our lives. There, we’ve made great friends and had some experiences unique to that part of the world. In a sense, Nepal is …