Love of the chase

Love of the chase

The alarm shrieks to life. After years of early starts to go climb, ski, or photograph, the noise is still jarring. I get up, sometimes questioning my choice of hobbies. Espresso machine switched on, the microwave set to two minutes to cook my breakfast burrito. It’s somewhere in these moments that I snap out of my grogginess and get excited for what lies ahead.

Year in review: 2016

Year in review: 2016

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but the transition from one year to the next provides the perfect opportunity to look back – at where you’ve been and how your photography has evolved. Click here to view a collection of my favorite photos of the year as well as a recap of some trips I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take.

Trip to Nepal

Trip to Nepal

Earlier this fall I was fortunate enough to take a trip through Nepal. While my dream was to do a trek in the area, for a few reasons that wasn’t in the cards this time, so instead I took more of a grand tour of the country. This ended up being great as I saw more of the country than I probably would have had I only trekked.

Travel, especially to a Third World country, can provide certain challenges. That’s part of the allure, but I believe knowing a few things before departing can help you make the most of your trip, while not necessarily taking away the excitement of dealing with challenges along the way. Below are a few lessons learned that may help in your own planning for a similar trip.

Photos at Cafe St. Jorge

A big thanks to Cafe St. Jorge for hosting two small collections of my photos over the past two months, and to everyone who dropped by to check them out (including at their artist reception night).

I’ll tentatively have my photography on display at other locations around San Francisco during 2017. Stay tuned!

One Man’s Struggle With Gear

One Man’s Struggle With Gear

My name is David Kennedy and I have a gear problem.  It started innocently enough in high school.  I experimented with hiking and backpacking first.  Then I met more outdoorsy folk and started to explore caves, rivers, and rock cliffs.  Then it got serious when I moved to Colorado – skiing and ice climbing. Most recently, photography has become the umbrella in which all other outdoor activities fall.