Our trip to Bolivia was an unplanned adventure with two photographer friends. A weeks notice, some quick planning and we find ourselves exploring this remote South American country and scouting shooting locations in some epic and desolate places. We explored the highest capital city in the world, drove off-road for days and spent nights shooting the stars.
Cuba was always on the list. Flying from Montreal this summer seemed like a good time to go. So we went! Three weeks and we barely scratched the surface. Its a unique environment, while the last 60 years have left Cuba stuck in the 50's, things are quickly changing.
In August 2012 we attended Burning Man: Fertility. It has been a longtime goal to make the trek to the desert for this event, and with our current mindset of throwing excuses out and just doing what feels right, we drove 2000 miles to Nevada. It was one of the most unique experiences of our lives and we left with crazy memories and pretty awesome photos.
A few weeks ago back in mid February we too a road trip to Arizona for a Google+ photowalk organized by Christina Lawrie and attended by photographers from around Phoenix and a number of friends from San Francisco. This is a from the road overview using Instagram to document some of the cool things we saw along the way. We had a blast shooting neon signs around Phoenix, getting caught in the snow in Sedona, catching the storm clouds over the Grand Canyon, exploring Death Valley for a day, running out of gas, and driving up the California coast back to San Francisco.
A few days ago we applied for a contest from www.freeenterprise.com for a chance to to go on a 15-city road trip across America. How perfect for us! We already do that! It would be amazing to get a chance to travel for two-months, blogging and documenting our trip, checking out local events, talking to local businesses about entrepreneurship and free enterprise, and getting paid to do that! Watch our Submission Video in the post.
Burning Man 2012 was an amazing experience, but being my first time I was a little worried about my camera equipment. The conditions are extremely dusty and hot, there is nowhere to hide from the alkaline dust that gets into everything. There was no chance I was missing shooting just because of a little lot of dust! So here is a rundown of my experience of what it was like to photograph at Burning Man from an equipment perspective.
After 6 months of tying up loose ends in DC, several shorter trips to Utah, Bolivia, Montreal and Cuba, we're ready to hit the road again! This time we actually did fit everything we owned into the Highlander. Super excited to experience more adventures and meet lots of awesome people and there is no better place to re-start our road trip adventure than Burning Man! 5 days and 2800 miles and we're there....
After an 8 day off roading adventure through Bolivian deserts, salt flats and mountains at almost 5000 meters, we finally got to a town with paved roads, a hotel with a shower and Internet in Tupiza. Here is a quick iPhone shot of our home on wheels - the Lexus / Toyota land cruiser.
This past Saturday we were invited to join about 20 people on the first ever Google Plus Photowalk at the White House. After the walk we had the opportunity to meet with two white house photographers, one of them Pete Souza who is the official photographer of the President.
The road trip through Utah for the last couple weeks has been a non stop photography adventure, practically living in the car with our friend, driver and photographer Michael Bonocore. We have visited a number of amazing national parks, gone off roading om muddy roads and shot the stars almost every night. Tired and thousands of photos later we arrived in Salt Lake city for the Festival of Colors.