We have joined Washington Wild and 108 organizations, Tribes, and elected officials to urge the Canadian Government to stop Imperial Metals from mining the Skagit River headwaters.
The iconic Skagit River begins in British Columbia, flows down through the North Cascades and Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, eventually ending in the Puget Sound.
Along the way, the river provides critical habitat for grizzly bears, bull trout, spotted owls, and the largest populations of threatened steelhead and Chinook salmon. The fish, in turn, provide food to Orcas, and are central to many Native communities’ cultures and treaty rights.
Puget sound is right outside my window, and frequently I shoot in the western corridor between BC and Seattle – I’m distinctly aware of the ecosystem in question. Decisions made by our neighbors to the north affect us downstream. Moving forward with mining is a direct threat to one of our state’s most beloved natural resources. #ProtectSkagit!
Click here for a PDF with more information on this proposal.
I am thrilled to join some of the world’s most renowned photographers in the new Art for Wildlife Rangers sale hosted by Global Wildlife Conservation and administered by Tusk Trust. Rangers protect 30% of the planet, and are critical to helping us address the twin crises of climate change and species extinctions.
But the pandemic has been devastating for rangers in Africa. Their salaries have drastically been cut and many of them have been furloughed, leaving wildlife and local communities vulnerable and unprotected.
Together with more than twenty leading photographers, I am selling prints to support ranger teams in Africa that have been most severely hit. 100% of proceeds will be contributed to the Ranger Fund to support rangers on the ground, providing a lifeline to their communities as well as iconic wildlife. All print sales will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund to double your generous contribution.
It’s been a while since I’ve done an Art’s Bookshelf – but I’m much overdue on posting about my good friend Denis Glennon’s book which documents the great shores of Australia from the air – a country Truly Girt by Sea.
Not only does the book include gorgeous aerials – of which you all know I am a fan, mainly due to the wonderful abstractions they create – but it also documents the mindset of Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon as they set about to document the coastline of Australia. Reminiscent of a bygone age of exploration, their expedition revealed much more than they could have ever imagined – new wonders abound in their own home continent!
If you’re interested in finding out more about the project check out their website – GirtBySeaProject.com, and visit their online store to order your copy of this unique book!
As we close the book on 2020 and look forward to making 2021 the bounce-back year we all want to have, there’s time for one more Tequila Time with Art. Don’t worry; I’ll be back live in 2021, and anticipate these chats will just be part of what I do going forward – I love it! but with New Years and the second half of Pathways Season 2 to finish up before some January travel I have a full plate.
To that end, tomorrow’s Tequila Time (5:30 PM PT on Facebook & Instagram Live!) with be a great Q&A along with my top personal photos of the year. We’ve been collecting your questions from social media to hopefully have time to ask; feel free to leave a comment below here to add your question to the list if we have time to get to more!
If you need some extra incentive, I’ve got a few special gifts to give away to the top few folks who ask great questions – so make your inquiries and then join us LIVE tomorrow night – hope to see you then!
Happy Holidays everyone. I know we are all anxiously looking forward to a better 2021, and I believe there is a lot to look forward to! I’m missing seeing friends and family for the holidays, but lets all be as safe as possible in this final stretch before things can begin to get back to normal. I’m excited about projects on the horizon – what do you plan to do with your 2021?
I’ll also be doing a special live holiday Tequila Time this coming Tuesday the 29th at 5:30 PM PST on Facebook and Instagram live. If you plan to tune in or watch the recording after the fact, leave your questions in the comments below and we will try to get to as many as possible for the Holiday Q&A!
If you’re currently a Pathways to Creativity Season 2 subscriber, a new episode is up! This one discusses all kinds of light as it pertains to photographing wildlife. If wildlife is your jam, then these last few episodes have been for you! From the rare instances where harsh side lighting can end up working for you to how to simplify a complex scene by using the proper light to capture it.
Hopefully everyone who has purchased Season 2 is enjoying the lessons so far. More are on the way! If you’re looking for a last minute gift for that special someone and/or just want to treat yourself, I literally just decided to do a little flash sale here because why not? Use code PTCHOLIDAYFLASH when you check out and save 15%.
For those of you missing your LIVE ART fix, I’ll see you in a week for a special Holiday Tequila time – next Tuesday the 29th at 5:30 PST on Facebook Live & Instagram!
The prognosticators of color at Pantone have selected not one but two colors for 2021’s “Color(s) of the Year) – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Gray and yellow. Is that indicative of how 2021 is going to begin and end? Here’s looking to a brighter future!
Happy Holidays! Above is a special message on behalf of the entire AWI crew – It’s been a trying year for everyone but we are all thankful to the friends, fans, and connections we’ve still been able to make with you. We will make it through this, and I look forward to a productive 2021, fueled with renewed vigor – hopefully you’ll join me along the way either in person on a workshop, by following my Pathways to Creativityseries, and/or joining me live just about every week on Tequila Time and Earth Is Our Witness.
If you’re looking for any unique, thoughtful, and conversation-provoking gifts this holiday season, download and check out my holiday catalog – from workshops and online learning opportunities to unique prints, books, and other gifts there is a variety here in both selection and price range – check it out and scratch some names off your list!
In the catalog is Pathways to Creativity Season 2 – episode 2 was just released this week! This series is the ultimate compendium of a lifetime of photography, replete with inspiring and thought-provoking lessons to benefit any photographer or creative in general. Given how much we’ve had to limit our travel and opportunities, this could be a great way to pass the time productively while we all await the ability to travel freely again.
Thank you all for your continued support, and for those of you who show up each and every week to join the live streams, it’s not unnoticed! Cheers to everyone on a hopeful brand new year!
Happy Technique Tuesday! Great news if you’re looking for a productive and inspiring way to spend your time – the second season of Pathways to Creativity is now live, with two new episodes and more on the way!
The feedback I received for Season 1 was incredible, so I’m hoping everyone who subscribes to the series comes away from Season 2 with equally positive vibes. If you’re looking for an easy gift idea for the photographer, artist, and/or nature enthusiast in your life I am here to help – give the gift of insight and education!
Each season consists of twelve roughly 1-hour episodes, with a 13th bonus episode for full-season subscribers. That’s over 12 hours per season exploring a lifetime of my work, sharing the stories but most importantly the thought process behind capturing everything from my most iconic work to obscure favorites I’ve captured that may not be in any book.
What am I grateful for? In these times, my health and that of my friends and fans worldwide. Thousands of you tune in every week to watch Tequila Time on Facebook & Instagram which deeply gratifies this old heart! I’m also fortunate to have great connections with B & H Photo, participating in their virtual Optic event this year. If you missed it, be sure to check it out!
This week on my live stream, I expounded on the photos in my popular book Photographs from the Edge. This book is a timeline of travels near and far with tech tips from noted photography author Rob Sheppard. Many of you may remember that he was the longtime editor at Outdoor Photographer.
In this latest episode I mention several Photos/Travels to the Edge products that I am offering for the holidays, so here are the links for easy access! If you purchase Photographs From the Edge (or any other book on my website for that matter) and you want it signed or inscribed to that special someone, please put that in the notes field when you check out.
Finally and most importantly, everyone stay safe and healthy this holiday season – it seems the experts are on the cusp of a vaccine and some normalcy may be on the horizon. I for one plan to minimize my risks as much as possible in hopes of a travel-rich 2021 – I’ve got work to do!