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Experience of a Lifetime: Sea Eagles in Lofoten Archipelago!

Gunnar Skjeseth deftly maneuvers his 11-meter high performance RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) through the rough swells out of the harbor at Svolvær, Norway and slows at a series of rock outcroppings just offshore across the bay. He looks up towards the rocky ledges and whistles. Nothing. He whistles again, then throws a herring to the gulls. When the gulls start screaming, he said, the eagles pay even better attention. I went out recently in a…

This Dancing Sky

I’ve never enjoyed being a tourist. I can recall being a teenager at Yellowstone National Park one summer with my family and being utterly dismayed at the crowds of people waiting for Old Faithful to erupt, while thousands of empty acres lie all around. Lucky for those quiet and peaceful, un-trampled acres, I suppose. Well, I’m on the road at the moment on the adventure of a lifetime as a non-tourist with renowned Italian photographer,…

To See the World in a Grain of Rice: Conservation & Global Food Security with Luca Bracali

I worked with renowned Italian photojournalist, explorer and conservationist Luca Bracali on a recently published piece for LensCulture Magazine on conservation and global food security in Southeast Asia and am very pleased to share it here. The featured photograph (seen below) is titled “Harvest Time” and was named first place in the category: “Cultural Value of Man’s Relationship with Food” in the 2015 Siena International Photography Awards Contest (SIPA). Entries are now being taken for…

Photography Inspiration Around the Corner: FujiLove LIVE — Feb.25-26, 2017

Finally, I’m going to New York for the first time in February to attend the “FujiLove Live” event hosted by FujiLove Magazine at Bathhouse Studios. Here’s a great podcast at Valerie Jardin’s podcast with Fujilove Magazine editor Tomash: http://valeriejardinphotography.com/podcast/2016/12/2/hit-the-streets-12-tomash-fueled-by-passion I love traveling to photography events because it’s always a cultural experience and a learning experience — a chance to expand my world and meet people who share a common passion. I’ve pasted the event details below!…

Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia and Iceland, among others. I met Luca in Italy while attending the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest event and the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and quickly learned that not only is he a talented photographer, but extremely passionate and dedicated to his true calling — shedding light on environmental issues around the…

Luca Bracali Gives the Fuji X-T2 a Spin

There’s a lot to love about the October issue of FujiLove Magazine, including Italian photographer and filmmaker Luca Bracali’s test run of the new Fuji new X-T2. I’m looking forward to meeting Mr. Bracali later this month in Siena, Italy where he is a featured photographer with his collection of environmental photography in the 2016 Siena Art Photo Travel Festival  in conjunction with the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest. Bracali gave the X-T2 a…