Digital Photographer Magazine Issue #149 – Natural Wonders Feature

The UK based magazine, Digital Photographer, interviewed me back in June / July this year and subsequently ran a feature article on my photography titled ‘Natural Wonders’. The article appeared in issue #149 and you can now download a PDF copy of the article HERE or by just clicking on the image below. Digital Photographer magazine is available to purchase through the i-Tunes store or directly from the Digital Photographer website.The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind so I am currently taking a few days off  up in the Victorian High Country with my family to catch up on some rest and relaxation. I hope to get some time over the next few days to finish the trip report from the two Iceland workshops I led this summer as well as the expedition report from my trip to Greenland. Both of these trips were remarkable and I am looking forward to sharing some images and experiences from the time in Iceland and Greenland.

In just under a month I will be heading to South America in preparation for a twenty-one day South Georgia and Antarctica expedition experience with Andy Biggs. At the conclusion of this expedition I am taking a couple of weeks for a private photographic trek with some friends through the Argentinian side of Patagonia. I spent some time on the Chile side of Patagonia last year and I am looking forward to the contrast of visiting the Argentinian side. I will then led a second twelve day Antarctica expedition just prior to Christmas to the Antarctic Peninsula. Time permitting I hope squeeze in a quick ten days in Iceland (prior to leaving for South America and Antarctica at the end of October) in a couple of weeks time to photograph the fissure volcano currently erupting north of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. I had hoped to be in Iceland when the volcano began erupting last month, but had to depart a few days prior to the eruption to lead the expedition to Greenland. I had camped out with my friend Antony near the giant ice-cap in the hope the volcano would erupt whilst we were in prime position. As luck would have it we missed the eruption by just a few days. Photographing this particular eruption is somewhat problematic at the moment as access to the eruption site is extremely restricted. The fissure is currently ejecting a huge amount of sulphur dioxide that can make the volcano quite dangerous to approach at ground level depending on the prevailing winds. Currently the volcano is best viewed from the air and this is how I hope to photograph it (assuming it is still erupting when I arrive).

In the meantime I still have more than seven thousand photographs to sort through, edit and process from my time in Iceland and Greenland as well as several speaking engagements and print workshop commitments to complete before I can even consider leaving for the volcano in Iceland. In addition, my friend Antony and I have literally terabytes of video footage to sort through from our experience in Greenland this year that we hope to share over the coming months.

I also want to share the very exciting news that I have just appointed Abraham Joffe and his crew from Untitled Film Works to film a second Polar Photography Expedition Experience next year. If you have not seen the video we produced last year in the Arctic in Greenland and Svalbard you can watch it online HERE. We will be filming the experience next year on a 6k RED Epic Dragon system as well as several Canon 1DC Cinema Cameras. I will have more to say about this new production over the coming months. Lastly, I also have some exciting announcements I will be making here on my blog over the coming weeks in relation to future workshops and expeditions. Stay tuned for those details in a future post.

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