While I'm most known for my travel, landscape, and cultural photography, one of my real passions is creating more abstract images with my camera. I'm looking to create moods, often by "smearing" or "melting" colors. I've been attracted by the more abstract in art and imagery for quite some time, and most of the paintings and artwork I've collected around the world for myself fit the same sort of mold.
I recently came back from a backcountry hike in British Columbia, and a curious thing happens when you get away from mobile phone coverage...
We tend to go deeper.
Deeper thoughts. Deeper questions. Deeper conversation.
There were five of us on the 4-day trip, and everyone else was a generation older than I was. After dinner one evening, I posed a question:
If you could, what advice would you give your 33 year old self?
Part 10 in my weekly roundup from my feature. Each day of the week means a new photograph from a different continent.
This week includes photos showing the super-heated waters in Yellowstone, a mechanical man in New Zealand, and a plate of whale in the Faroe Islands.
For the third year in a row I picked a challenge, grabbed a school girl dress, and brought along a few others to join me in some Do It in a Dress fun. For this year, five of us headed to Top of the World Park in beautiful British Columbia, all of whom are seasoned backcountry hikers. This made my job pretty easy to be honest. Even the dog "Rosco" carried his own backpack.
Part 9 in my weekly roundup from my feature. Each day of the week means a new photograph from a different continent.
This week includes jumping off a mountain in New Zealand, jumping with the Massai in Tanzania, and apparent wheelchair jumps in Argentina.
Part 8 in my weekly roundup from my feature. Each day of the week means a new photograph from a different continent.
This week includes street art in Berlin, recyclers in Buenos Aires, and the circle of life in Antarctica.
Earlier this month I attended my third World Domination Summit in sunny Portland, Oregon. Yeah, I said sunny. I've spent about a month there over the past three years, and I think it's only rained once or twice.
But really, you're probably thinking... what's this World Domination Summit thing?
Well I have a couple of ways to answer that for you:
Part 7 in my weekly roundup from my feature. Each day of the week means a new photograph from a different continent.
This week includes a sunlight chandelier in Cairo, trolls in Wellington, and a volunteer firefighting penguin in South America.
It's been a BIG week.
Just this past weekend, I was on stage telling the story of the first "Hikers Without Pants" event to 3000 people at the World Domination Summit in Portland. It was incredible, and the feedback from the crowd and everyone who approached me over the weekend was through the roof. It was a serious honor to share a tiny piece of myself with so many incredible people.
Part 6 in my weekly roundup from my newest feature. Each day of the week means a new photograph from a different continent.
This week features images like bold mountains in Ushuaia, a spiraling path to a cave in New Zealand, and a beautiful evening in Petra.