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Ten galleries of images representing David's work, both personal and professional, over the last 8 years.

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If you've tried the books about gear and long for something more, David's poured his heart into 20 books and ebooks for you.

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Two carefully curated collections of 24 beautiful fine-art prints and folios for your walls or your personal collection.

Aug 11th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Emily and I, News & Stuff, Travel, Wilderness

North & Nomadic

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Just back from Bali and I’ve got little over a week to service the Jeep, put packing lists together, get groceries, put the gear into Zarges cases and head north. When my nomadic lifestyle was cut too short by a series of circumstances 2 years ago, I mourned the loss of the simplicity I found living out of my Land Rover, feeling close to the elements, and waking up in the wilderness. So once in a while I take some time off to go find that again. Last year it was 3 weeks on a trip north past the arctic circle, and I was so entranced by the fall colours and the northern lights that danced across the sky for the still short northern nights, that this year we’re gone for a month.

In a week we hop into Emily, my Jeep, and head to Jasper, Alberta, then north towards Whitehorse, and from there north on the infamous Dempster Highway to Tombstone Territorial Park and the arctic circle. We’ll chase the colours, look for adventure, and see if we can find the Porcupine Caribou herd and watch them thunder across the landscape. We’ll set alarms, waking up at 1am and 3am to see if the aurora have come to play. We’ll camp in the middle of nowhere, up river beds, and get as far from a cell signal and inbox as we can before we come crawling back “like a drunkard after gin,” as Bruce Cockburn would say. We’ll probably listen to some Bruce Cockburn too, because I can’t drive 9000+ kilometers through Canada without him, and on Monday I’ve got tickets to see him in concert here in Vancouver. I once drove 8 hours to Olympia, Washington to see Bruce in concert, then turned around and drove home. Speaking of heading home, we’ll be coming south again around September 18, taking the BC Ferries’ Northern Explorer through the fabulous Inside Passage, to Vancouver Island, then home. Can’t hardly wait! :-)

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As I did last year I’ll share the adventure with you as much as I can. While I’m gone we’ll be releasing something I wish I could be here to do myself. Earlier this summer I finished a book called The Visual ToolBox, 50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, and while I’m on the road my team here will release it. I love teaching photography, and since I don’t have a school, this book is my best shot at that. It’s a big book, released digitally as a PDF through Craft & Vision, and I wrote it as though it were year one in a weekly photography school for people who want to do more than make photographs that are sharp and well exposed, and make photographs, instead, that say something, and move people. Can’t wait to show it to you! Stay tuned; there will be a special discount for the first couple days of its release.

Aug 7th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Craft & Vision, e-books, PHOTOGRAPH Magazine, Resources

PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 4

Well, somehow we did it. A year after we released the first issue of PHOTOGRAPH, we’re releasing issue four, completing our first year. We’ve got a growing number of subscribers and more and more amazing photographers that want to be a part of something different like this. Thanks so much for being part of it, […]

Aug 4th

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, The Craft, Thoughts & Theory

Greater Intimacy

I believe that when Robert Capa said “if your photographs aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough,” part of what he implied was more than just physical proximity, but a more intimate knowledge of the subject. They’re connected of course, and if there’s one thing that I love hearing from others about my work, it’s […]

Aug 1st

2013

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CategoryPosted in: Postcards From..., Travel, Wallpapers, Wilderness

August Desktop Wallpaper

One of the most magical forests I’ve ever been too, this forest glade on Ramsay Island in Gwaii Haanas was straight out of a story book. I spent a too-short, but very happy, hour here climbing over moss-covered logs and dodging bear scat, half-expecting to hear the trees speak to me. A slow shutter speed […]