Oman may be one of the best kept secrets of adventure travel in the Middle East. This series of images documents the thriving practice of traditional fishing and craftsmanship. The local culture is beautiful, friendly and generous while maintaining an air of mystery. The landscape is austere and rugged--the perfect packaging for a secret that is waiting to be discovered over and over again.
Small-scale loggers of the Appalachian region are contributing to a sustainable model of forestry and timber harvesting. This is a series of images documenting one such logger, David Wilder Richert who is working with landowners and local saw mills near Wytheville, VA to make use of small-tract logging opportunities which incorporate a forward thinking reforestation plan along with the harvest.
The 2014 Wind River Project followed a team of climbers living with a chronic auto-immune condition, Type 1 Diabetes, as they attempt to climb unexplored routes in the remote backcountry of Wyoming. The climbers trekked over 16 miles from the nearest road with 4 weeks worth of food, gear and medical supplies into the Wind River Range where they found overwhelming seas of rock waiting to be explored--and the most voracious mosquitos in the lower 48.
The goal of this project was to challenge stereotypes about living with Type 1 Diabetes and promote being active in the outdoors as a means to better health.
Project Kilimanjaro followed a team of climbers seeking to ascend the highest mountain on the African continent. Their mission and their bond was life with Type 1 Diabetes. The team was assembled from all across the globe in order to represent diverse communities and they climbed together to send a message of positivity and empowerment to others living with this condition.
No one gets up Mt Kilimanjaro without the tireless efforts of the local guides, support staff and porters. Period. They coordinate logistics to keep the climbers fed and safe.
Special thanks to World Diabetes Tour who organized this expedition with the support of Sanofi-Aventis.
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest has been taking place just a short distance beyond the border of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. This gallery is part of a documentary photo project about the conflict between Native American Water Protectors and law enforcement--as well as the indigenous cultural revival that is growing from this difficult situation which has been going on for months.
The focus of this project is to show a more personal, human side of the people involved in the protest and what they came together and sacrificed to defend--often times at great personal cost.
In 2014 a team of auto-immune athletes gathered in the historic City of Rocks National Reserve in Almo, ID to explore the vertical world and create positive awareness for others struggling with chronic illness.
DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of the T1D Exchange focused on humanizing the impact of medical research for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. This series of photographs is accompanied by a podcast where people with unique perspectives on health and medicine share their stories in hopes of informing researchers and the public about the real costs of living with Type 1 Diabetes.
The Bugaboo Mountains in British Columbia are some of the most awe inspiring peaks in the world despite being much less known than many of their peers. This portfolio is an exploration of this alpine environment in all of its extremes as it embraces the intrepid explorer.
Hans Fuhrer is the youngest 80 year old I've met. He's beaten cancer and continues to live a creative and active life in the mountains. He spends his time hiking, biking and skiing with his camera, at a pace that most people half his age could not maintain.
During this particular shoot Hans took a break from painting his house to open up his "classic" gear vault for me and his son, Martin. The equipment he used decades ago while exploring unclimbed peaks in the Canadian Rockies came to life in his hands and words--passing incredible stories and inspiration on to us.
His experience living and working in the mountains as head of Search and Rescue for Parks Canada is the topic of a short film I will be releasing in Fall 2016