I sure do love my job. I spent the night over in the goshawk woods east of Seattle about 100 miles, woke up, and worked with falconer Aaron Allred to install a remote camera. Aaron did a tree climb about 100-150′ up and placed the camera at a terrific angle and we ran 500′ of cable to our blind to kick back and watch the goshawks get fed and grab some terrific footage. Here’s a quick glimpse.
Adventure Kayak arrived in the mail today with a feature interview with me about my life, photography, and particularly traditional kayak-building. You can read the interview on page 24 here: Adventure Kayak Summer 2014. Fabulous photograph of me by my friend and fellow photographer Oliver Ludlow.
Seawolf Kayak’s Kiliii Fish is on the limited-edition cover of British Magazine Another Escape!
Thanks to fabulous photographer Elias Carlson for his gorgeous photography, I had a blast with him out on the Washington coast, making paddles and talking kayak. I also chatted with the editors of Another Escape about kayaking the outer limits of endurance, sea otters, and the essence of the traditional and hand-built life.
Hey folks, I’m a little behind on the blog so I’ve got lots of stuff to post. First, some shots from over the weekend with falconer and all-around awesome guy Aaron Allred. I took the opportunity to get to know Aaron by bringing some kayaks north with me to Deception Pass so we could paddle together. In the afternoon we visited the gorgeous cabin where he lives with his peregrine falcon, goshawk and dogs.
Goshawks are the largest of the Acccipter family of hawks, those who are exceptionally agile in flight and have a speciality in chasing down other birds. Goshawks, unlike their smaller siblings, also take mammalian pretty like rabbits etc. Since we weren’t hunting and the light was beautiful I thought portraits from Aaron’s backyard view would be most appropriate. If you look closely you can see the Deception Pass bridge in the background.
I’ve always been fascinated by falconry and so I was truly excited to glimpse into Aaron’s world and hang out with the raptors. The immature goshawk here isn’t being hunted yet as the season won’t arrive until fall, but Aaron’s relationship and understanding of the rather feisty hawk was remarkably fluid, an unintentional naturalist. Unsurprisingly, I am now looking for a space to build a hawk house of my own and apprentice into this ancient art. I’ll be back in the fall to shoot Aaron and the raptors on the hunt.
A few photographs from the recent kayak workshop in Addy, WA, just north of Spokane. Since it’s the only workshop we regularly do away from the sea, the participants of this workshop mostly opted to build the new 12′ Inlander kayak, designed by Seawolf collaborator Patrick Farneman. Hosted in the giant shop at the Woodworker Network. Continue reading →
One of our highlights last year was building kayaks in wintry Cumbria, England. This year we’ll have less sheep but more brave men and women working on boats, and conveniently near London! Here are a few photos from last year’s workshop, as well as details for this coming one.
Dates Offered: August, 2014 Location: John’s Boathouse, London, UK Maximum Class Size: 8 People Costs: £1600 with £800 deposit to reserve. Includes: All kayak building materials. All large and group tools (you will be required to bring a small amount of hand tools). More information at www.seawolfkayak.com, for registration and London details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Au Magazine is Aurora Photo‘s quarterly publication, an amazing collection of shots by the best in adventure and stock photography. This quarter I’m humbled to be among the featured photographers alongside some amazing talents, covering combat photography to fine art. I’m also sad to say goodbye to longtime Aurora Director of Photography Peter Dennen, who has with this final issue moved into photo consulting with Pedro+Jackie.
The last three months of shooting and gathering elements for the photographic ALIVE series have been an absolute blast. I wanted to bring you along for the ride, so check out this 4 minute behind-the-scenes video of the campaign!
Hey all, just returned from Hawaii to discover my interview with Mike Williams of Deadpoint Magazine, or DPM. This issue covers some great climbers (Ashima and Jimmy Webb), as well as four glorious double spreads of my photos from the ROCK series.
If you want a great inside look at how those images were made and don’t mind me rambling about artistic vision, then take a look inside! I talk about technical ability vs vision, production, and compositing adventure images. Oh, and you must excuse the Papyrus font– like adventure, sometimes it just happens.