Pins straight from my personal travel instagram featuring images of adventure, world travel, landscapes, and nature.
I’ve been seeing a lot of black squares showing solidarity with the black community and these protests which is important, but I’ve also seen a lot of pleading to stop clogging up feeds of potential vital information on action, protests, and resources by hash tagging these squares with BlackLivesMatter. I love my brothers and sisters of all color in this world but it’s not enough just to say that or think that or share that or hashtag that. I grew up ignorant and I’m still ignorant in how best t
I love photography for so many different reasons...it always seems like there is an infinite multitude of directions to explore with it and learn about it. But I had a thought in my head recently about why is resonates with me so much: Because I have almost no photos of my past. I don’t have many photos of my childhood, my family just didn’t take many photos and no home videos. Most photos I do have are from other families I was with at the time. I only recently saw my baby photo for the first t
We’re just grains of sand in a giant hourglass tumbling through existence. Have you ever thought about the idea that Time didn’t exist before you were born and won’t exist after you die? Sure, you or others might declare that Time and all of this...reality...will exist either way but if you aren’t here, who’s to say really? It’s only a currency for the living — the past is just a story and the future is just our imagination. Every person is a keeper of the present.
Normally I’d be somewhere like this right now at this point in the year. We’d all be coming together to prep for a new 20+ week @medsailors season at sea in the Mediterranean. I’d be catching up with old friends and making new ones and we’d be getting amped for an awesome summer. Being a media guy on sailboats at sea is equally phenomenal as it is exhausting — exhausting in the way that it leaves you drained but fulfilled. Like you’ve spent all the energy you had in a good way. Whenever I leave
Holding onto the last light. I used to watch sunsets all of the time, and I’ve just realized that last night was the first time in months I’ve watched the sunset. Felt everything about it. Observed how it painted every surface it touched a warm glow as the shadows turned cool. Saw the sky blend together in different hues like spilled watercolors. I made it my mission Thursday evening to get out and photograph the sunset to test out some film (which I’ll have developed soon) but here are some sho
Hottest, driest, and lowest spot in US of A — Death Valley. [DM for multi-photo print panorama.] #deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #blackandwhite #unsquares #panorama_world #places_wow #earthfocus #divine_deserts #somewheremagazine #besiders #lensbible #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #splendid_earth #mthrworld #moodnation #thewanderco #nevadadesert #californiadreaming #usa #deathvalleynps #wildvisuals #eyeemphoto #vsco #artofvisuals #fatedmagazine #thinkverylittle #pixelandlens #rucksackmag #e
Sunrise from a tiny bay in Turkey. One day a week, we’d have to raise anchor and leave around 5am to make the distance sailing to Kalkan. Though I’m not an early riser, it was always my favorite morning. The sun would paint the mountains in the distance plum, crimson, and amber just before the sunbeams pierced through ridges in the peaks to turn everything into a fiery gold.
This has to be one of my favorite photos I’ve taken, and this is untouched on Superia 200 analog film which is widely considered a cheap film stock. Yosemite is one of my favorite places I’ve ever traveled to and on this trip I didn’t want to bring my Sony mirrorless so I didn’t stop and take photos the whole time. I do that, I get snap happy. So it was really amazing to be able to experience this place for a second time and really see it. Having a film camera alone makes you observe more and sl
The many stages of isolation and our new normal. How’s everyone doing out there? I’ve been looking through old photos and old memories quite a bit lately, reliving some and yearning for new ones. I haven’t been feeling at all creative lately so I started looking through old film spools to photograph them in the grim overcast light forever emanating from my window lately. I figured it’d make for an interesting photo of analog meets digital, but it evolved into a series of (rare) self portraits (b
Hush. That’s what was most memorable about the sunrise visit to U Bein Bridge near Mandalay in Myanmar. We made sure to arrive well before the world woke up or the tourist buses destroyed the silence veiled in a tangerine and peach hued dawn. In the ethereal distance the low chorus of monks crept out of the silhouetted horizon, made of inaudible words and guttural hums as if the Sun itself yawned awake. Phantom moans to raise the Sun from the dark abyss, then phantoms themselves emerging as robe
Cries of gulls carried on howling winds spitting sea-mist off the crests and troughs of raging waves crashing inexorably into the chiseled cliffside as the hand of Time shapes the Isle of Skye. Memory from Neist Point Lighthouse circa 2019.
A vermillion and teal dusk swirling together like a chromatic sorbet in the sky. Meet the silhouetted islets of Sveta Neđelja and its tiny stone church, and the tiny tufts of trees on Katič just off the rugged coastline of Petrovac in Montenegro. Just another memory in the haze of yesterdays.
It kinda feels like we are all in a giant cage right now waiting to be let out. Some of us might be seeing red — that frustration of desire to get back to normal and speed things up but simultaneously not knowing when this will come to an end. And anger building, mixed in with a bit of anxiety. For myself, I’ve been coming to terms with the lifestyle I’ve been used to coming to a abrupt halt...the feeling of tripping while running and falling flat on your face. You kinda want to just lay there a
Train to Hsipaw — a photo I’ve recently submitted to the Lens Culture Street photography competition. I’ve lost all of my photos pre-2016 due to a faulty hard drive I need to get recovered, but I have a handful of photos from my trip to Myanmar. This was one of my favorite photos I took on that trip and of my travels entirely. We boarded the old rickety train before sunrise to head north to the remote Shan state. This train journey is unique mostly due to the bum-breaking wood benches you sit in
Sometimes you don’t need a drone to get those epic aerial views. This shot was at sunset from atop the mountains that surround the beautiful Croatia city of Dubrovnik. It’s wild wandering through those ancient streets with the formidable stone walls and towering alleyways with historic villas and then seeing it from high above like it’s a miniature model town.
Here’s @jamesvodicka again just standing about in my photos. Geez man, always stealing the limelight... okay, I probably asked him to stand there, I forget. But this is Epidavros, and where he is standing is considered the “Acropolis” or highest point of the town. The ruins around are from various times, but there is a small archeological site that has an Ancient Greek theater and these ruins may have been Roman due to the use of thin bricks. Epidavros at one point was an important port, supplyi