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Story Behind the Image

Story Behind the Image: The Who, What and Why of Directing WHY

Nikon D4 / 16mm f/2.8 lens / F/4.0 / 1/800th second / ISO 1250 Sitting at my desk in middle of an edit, I heard my iPhone buzz with an incoming call. I picked it up and saw a curious number from Tokyo. I had no idea who could be calling me from … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Man Vs. Bear

Nikon D3 / AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED / 1/250th second / f/4.0 / ISO 200 Years ago I got a call from the Discovery Channel. They asked if I wanted to go to Panama and shoot with Bear Grylls, the star of a television show called “Man vs. Wild.” Going … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Cover Girl

Fuji Velvia 50 ISO / 1/500th second / 70-200mm f/2.8 lens When I was in college, I was much more interested in traveling to the next climbing area than I was in going to class. I wanted to climb, and live the dirtbag lifestyle immortalized by … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: 12 Inches from Death

  70-200mm Lens / ISO 200 / f/2.8 / 1/200th second In cynical times like these, you'd be hard pressed to find a professional athlete who deserves to be called a hero or role model. Guys like Tiger, A-Rod and Lance have made us rather pessimistic … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: Chicken Bus Pilgrim

Fuji Velvia ISO 50 / f/16 / 1/250th That old saying about how the destination isn't as important as the journey does a pretty good job of describing my first experience getting to India. Back in 2002, Josh Lowell of Big Up Productions was planning … [Read more]

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE: The River Wild

Nikon D3 / 17-35mm f/2.8 lens / ISO 200 / 1/1000th sec / f/5.6 Sitting in my inflatable kayak, the Chilikadrotna River carried me swiftly, helplessly, and directly toward a 10-foot, 500-pound grizzly bear standing mid-current. "Bear! Bear! Bear!" … [Read more]