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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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 …

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Moving Faster to Slow Down

For more than half my life, I’ve spent around 700 hours each year doing the sports I’m passionate about; climbing, trail running, cycling, and ski mountaineering. I’m a pretty detail oriented guy and have records for each day I either train, or just do these things, and I do them about 330 days each year. 2014 was my year of running, more specifically, running uphill. In November, I realized I had amassed 85,000 meters of vertical, …

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Hiking the Hardergrat Switzerland

Last summer, Janine and I posted a story about our experience on the Hardergrat (aka Brienzergrat). In German, a “grat” is a ridge, while Harder is just a name. However, in this case it is appropriate – it is indeed a hard ridge. It is also one of the best experiences I have ever had in the mountains. The blog about our day was a huge success while the images we made were picked up by several magazines …

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Photographing a Feeling

“Jaaack!” Nothing. Silence. Darkness. I stood there in the warm summer evening wondering if I should try again. Armed with only a star chart and small flashlight who’s only function was dim red, I felt a little vulnerable in the pitch black night. “JACK”, I chirped once more. Nothing. Only an hour before I’d wandered a few hundred meters up behind my uncle’s cabin to an open spot in the forest. My summers were spent at …

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North Korea Photography

The Pyongyang mausoleum

Less than a month ago, my great friend and writer, Tim Neville, got the green light on a story idea he had pitched to Ski Magazine about the new ski resort in North Korea. As a photographer who can shoot both travel culture and skiing, I got the call to join in. The project was assigned and only a few days later, before we could talk ourselves out of going, we had visas. We flew …