Oct 20th


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Back in (and from) Banff


I got back from two and a half months on the road just in time to get a last minute invitation from friends Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to join them in Banff for a workshop. Emergency laundry. Flights booked – my first in over 8 months. And then 3 long days teaching in some of the most beautiful places in Canada, if not the world. Now I’m home, tired, and really happy to have been a part of something so great, surrounded by wonderful people and wilderness. It’s the first workshop I’ve been a part of for a while and watching thirty photographers play, abandon the rules, and make room from wonder instead of just asking what f/stop to use, was inspiring to me. We spent hours talking, mostly informally, about the real work of the photographer – to be present, to be mindful, and to ever-conscious of the visual language. I couldn’t have asked for a better welcome back to the west. After so long in the Jeep it was nice to get outside my own head a while.

And now I’m back, the pile of errands and emails and business tasks before me, and all I really want to do it be up to my knees in water photographing a sunrise. Lots to do in the coming month before my next trip – two weeks with Polar Bears on Hudson’s Bay. This is the stuff people forget when they’re making their plans to “go pro” – the reality that our day to day is filled with work that’s almost completely unrelated to the making of photographs. It’s still creative work, or it should be if we’re to put our stamp on it, but it’ll now be a month before I look at a camera.

A quick thank you to everyone who bought the 5DayDeal package through me. I know we promote a lot of educational products, most them our own, but this one was too good not to pass up. On top of some great value, the crew that put this thing together (not me) raised almost $200,000 for some worthwhile charities. We ourselves will be sending $10,000 each to the Boma Project and the Kilgoris Project, and I know they’re going to do amazing things with that among people I love. So thank you. Affiliate sales are tricky, but I hope my being up front about these things, and promising to only promote what I believe in, and what I would buy myself, will keep it from feeling icky. It’s also part of how I make my living and support the team that works for me, so thank you.

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Sep 18th


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CategoryPosted in: A Beautiful Anarchy, The Life Creative, Travel, Vision Is Better

A Bigger Story

Dusk. Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 2014 Do you know why Apple succeeds the way it does? OK, aside from sexy products? They tap into something bigger than technology. Sure, they’re a technology company, and you either love them or hate them, but they aren’t selling phones or computers. They’re selling a narrative. They’re selling Think Different. […]

Sep 5th


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Postcards from Fogo Island

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’ll have seen these, for which I apologize. We’re staying for a couple nights at the Fogo Island Inn, a place of astonishing beauty and hospitality – both the Inn and the island itself, on which we keep extending our stay. It’s an inspiring place for a number […]

Aug 25th


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Postcards from Newfoundland

We’re 9,000Km, and 25 days, into this trip and I’m beginning to find a rhythm, learning to relax and see the place as it seems to want to reveal itself. I’ve photographed almost the whole trip so far on my iPhone, enjoying the simplicity and the constraints of  the square frame I’ve chosen, in part […]

Aug 18th


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Postcards from Labrador

After almost 7800km across this vast country, we arrived on the coast of Labrador a couple hours ago, to fog. The last couple hundred kilometers like so many before them, along bone-jarring rutted roads flanked with pine trees that seem at once both arthritic and anemic. The roads just seemed to go on and on, […]