Africa Trip Recap

Africa Trip Recap

This spring I had the great opportunity to visit South Africa, as well as Lesotho and Swaziland. The genesis of the trip was an invite from a friend who was going to visit another friend in Kruger National Park, who is a researcher there. This afforded some behind-the-scenes experiences, including going along for buffalo captures (brief captures to collect data and then release them). In addition to our time with the researchers, we had several days on our own in Kruger, as well as time in Johannesburg, Swaziland, and Lesotho.

Since I typically shoot landscapes, it was a fun change of pace to have such a strong focus on wildlife (later in the trip, in Lesotho, I did predominantly shoot landscapes). As with any trip, no matter how new or familiar, I always take away a few lessons learned, or at least confirmations of past lessons. In no particular order…

Photos at Cafe St Jorge through mid August

Photos at Cafe St Jorge through mid August

Now through mid August my photos are on display at Cafe St Jorge in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, the second time they have hosted me. Seven total prints are on display – four of mountain scenes (Nepal, Lesotho, and Rocky Mountain National Park) and three of trees (Idaho, Nepal, California).

Photos at Farley’s San Francisco through June

Photos at Farley’s San Francisco through June

Now through the end of the month, my photos are on display at Farley’s Coffee in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. I have two collections on display: metal prints of the Palouse and gallery prints of trees, one of my favorite subjects.

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.