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I find great peace knowing there are cultures where things like morning rituals & friendship are still a priority. These two fisherman were here well before the sunrise simply talking & prepping tackle like it was another day, paying no regard to the beauty of the sunrise over Mt Fuji. . It felt like a good personal reminder to myself, someone who has prioritized work and chasing beauty like this over friendship for many years.
Never envisioned when I was 16 years old I would meet the love of my life. Thanks for being the alpaca raising, kid wrestling, horse & animal loving wife/ mom that I always dreamt of. For never letting me choose the easy path... and supporting my crazy hair brained ideas. Definitely the only good thing I took away from High School. 😅 Love you @brea_face Happy Mother’s Day. PS - this picture is always my favorite because you are 6 months pregnant with Jeremiah & glowing 😊
The joy of traveling halfway across the world only to get the wave of the trip in front of your friends. What a feeling.
Real...Raw Experiences. The ones that leave scars, push you to tears & force you to question how strong you are mentally and physically. That is what life is for. I scrolled through my phone today & found this video clip from the making of “Under an Arctic Sky” a film I’m proud to say has inspired millions to get out and seek the unknown, but i also pushed me and the team to the breaking point. None of that would have been possible without some huge sacrifices from some amazing people. If you haven’t seen the film or the behind the scenes check it on ITunes or Netflix. Or just watch it again ! . @renan_ozturk @taylorfreesolo @sweatpantsmedia @russell_holliday @benweiland
It’s like climbing a cheese grater. I gave up the aspiration of being an athlete a long time ago. So many days behind the camera documenting professional surfers at the highest level can at times feel a bit daunting to your personal goals. So when I started climbing I vowed to never photograph it.. it was something that was just for me. I obviously broke that promise but was able to put in enough time to find myself setting goals feeling inspired again to work hard towards something. Twilight Zone (pictured here) was one of them.. this stout, run out and often sandbagged route even looks scary in photos with the sharp death flake sitting below you. For the whole story watch the film in my bio link - or here : https://bit.ly/2VeROl4 Big thanks to @tedhesser for shooting this photo.. it’s honestly one of my favorites I have ever had of myself & to @blackdiamond for supporting this project!
8 years ago I flooded 30,000 dollars worth of camera gear because of a drunken boat captain in Chile. It was the day after I had shot this photo which was maybe the best session of waves I had ever documented. After I recouped all my gear there was a period of 5 years after that I was uninsurable. It was a terrifying experience trying to run a photo business in my 20’s. . I remember literally pouring salt water out of my camera body and big lenses off the side of this ponga boat after a wave had impacted the bow where I was shooting. The driver who smelled like he had a pretty rough night was asleep at the wheel drifting into the impact zone. A hard learned memory that sticks me every time I look at this set of images.