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  • Far be it from me to imagine the details of your reality. Rather, that you might show me, tell me, write me a story; one that is your own, home sown, rooted and grown, in shadow or in light, in stasis or in flight. Let us sit and swing awhile. // Truly an honor to get to spend a bit of time with the kids on the Apache reservation these past days, sharing our passion for photography and storytelling (w/@renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @taylorfreesolo) and trying to leave the kids with some of the tools + skills + psyche to support in telling their own stories and following/cultivating their own curiosity and passions in the months and years to come. // thanks also to @nephi_craig @apachefarmer @mrsanjayr @gatherfilm for the thoughtful conversations and education with regards to native food sovereignty
  • A majority of the food staples consumed on this continent were originally cultivated by native peoples. Potatoes, corn, squash, tomatoes, etc. Today however, we are more disconnected from our food sources (both geographically and ideologically) than at any point previously in human history. At the Ndée Bikíyaa People’s Farm on the White Mountain Apache reservation in Arizona, a radical group of native farmers, chefs, and students are working to change this as they seek to carry on the ancestral traditions that have sustained the people of this continent for thousands of years. It’s an honor to get to spend time with this group of intelligent and passionate young folks as @apachefarmer and @nephi_craig work to pass on their ancestral knowledge and engage the next generation of stewards. More to come w/ @gatherfilm
  • I am most fulfilled and engaged when working on projects that hold potential to offer some insight, however small, into the human condition. As we come to better understand one another, compassion and
connection become easier to access and the exclusionary lines of “us’s” and “them’s” break down, replaced with the recognition of our essential humanity and shared connection to the earth we inhabit. Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to work with friend/director @mrsanjayr on various projects that have aimed to nudge the needle of societal awareness in a more conscientious and connected direction, and his new project, @gatherfilm is a logical continuation of this. Looking forward to spending the next few days w/light wizards @chrisburkard @renan_ozturk @taylorfreesolo teaching and learning from the kids out on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. Follow along w/@gatherfilm for updates from the next couple days exploring. there will be pizza.
  • Pepper scoping the goods on his morning commute with friend/peddle machine Sam. Together Sam and Pepper run a cozy little bike shop on the East side, Sam doing most the work while Pepper supervises and socializes. Rain or shine they ride to work together and though their legs are of different lengths and their interest in bicycles is based on fundamentally disparate understandings of quantum physics, it seems they’ve got a pretty good thing going.
  • Weather you like it or not, Carl likes it.
  • Amongst myriad failures, mistakes, and/or learning opportunities of ‘17, I did stumble upon one delightful little success. I finally found the missing piece to the time machine I’ve been building for mom and dad. #backofbeyond #martymcflyin #80isthenewseventeen #backtotheimportantplaces
  • “I have a little different definition of evil than most people. When you have the opportunity and the ability to do good and you do nothing, that's evil. Evil doesn't always have to be an overt act, it can be merely the absence of good.” - Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing @patagonia
  • Interestingly enough, the coating of filth snow splattered along the top and sides of the billyburg bridge is plastered there by snow plows driving at high speeds, clearing the bridge and pushing a giant wave of high velocity sludge onto the pedestrian walk below. This image was taken approximately two seconds before we learned of this phenomenon.
  • Evening whirls through Chinatown with the one and only @emilieleelee. Outtake from our city rambling on assignment last winter w/ @patagonia. Gifted painter, climber and caring human, Em and I met around the time we both were leaving New York to follow paths that would lead us nearer to the landscapes and humans that helped shape our earlier years and connection to wild spaces. A return to rock and river. quiet skies. old glens. sand and dirt and earth unfiltered by the hand of man. we bonded over a shared appreciation of the city’s creative energy, diversity of perspective, proximity of possibility, and the people - always the people. Shared too it seemed was the nagging voice, urging us to get out before it was too late. Which we presumably did. I’ll always be grateful for the years spent living and studying life in this beautiful beast of a city, osmosis and chaos and the many friendships kindled with creative madmen and madwomen that continue to grow as paths fork and split and twine and twist. Whirl on.
  • Sky Migrations // “Looking into an eagle’s eye...it changes you.” // The making of this film began, as most good ones often do, with no funding and no plan, just an idea (thanks @wasatchandy @charles_post) a truck full of camera gear, caffeinated beverages, and three smelly humans with copious amounts of psyche and a love for storytelling and conservation. Those three humans were myself, @max.lowe and @charles_post. Over the course of ten days we followed the migration path, from Nevada down to New Mexico (covering around 1000 miles - a small part of these animal’s journey) laughing too hard at our own jokes, sleeping on the side of the road, learning, learning, learning, marinating in tepid hot springs, talking long and hard about how to engage young folks in meaningful stewardship, and inadvertently becoming mildly obsessed with raptors along the way. By the end of the trip we had each experienced first hand what @floatingfeather had described to us that first day. Looking into am eagle’s eye is at once terrifying, mesmerizing, and life changing. // Sky Migrations is our attempt to share some of that with you - you can catch it on tour with @banffmountainfestival and @wildandscenicfilmfestival and/or visit the @hawkwatch crew at one of their mountaintop research stations along the western migration corridor.
  • Sky Migrations // Tucked on a leeward ridge of the Manzano Mountains, a small encampment of @hawkwatch field researchers live close to the wind and sky in this remote corner of New Mexico. For a few months each year the volunteers work six days a week, rotating through camp chores, spotting and running the blinds, and carefully and efficiently banding and taking health characteristics on thousands of birds over the course of a season. This gondorian network of mountaintop stewards spans thousands of miles along the western migration corridor, bridging hemispheres and linking some of the greatest remaining swaths of wilderness in North and South America.
  • Sky Migrations. Every fall, as the warmth of summer fades and winter’s cold edge presses into the north country, a river of raptors flows south, from Alaska all the way to the southern tip of Argentina. High above us, and often out of sight, a veritable super highway of hawks and eagles silently wing their way along this ancient migratory path. // Looking forward to having our little film Sky Migrations taking off on its own journey this winter, touring with @banffmountainfestival + @wildandscenicfilmfestival and sharing the story of these magnificent birds of prey and the @hawkwatch scientists and sentinels. // low, high and behind the back fives to all time crew: @charles_post (co-director/producer/visionary/steward/wild beast whisperer) @max.lowe (co-director/cinematic wizard/light wrangler/strongman/story see’er/shake weight western regional champ 2006-09) thanks also to @hawkwatch and all the volunteers for bringing us into the flock, to @floatingfeather for your model of stewardship and care, to @the_firn_line for sharing your musical gold, @sam.hedlund for finding the through threads in the edit cave, @iloweanker for your whimsical artistry, @goalzero for keeping the lights on so Charles could do bow flex workouts at night, @yeti for keeping the barley pops cold, @natgeo for putting the story on the internets and @mountainhardwear for providing the funding to finish what we started 🙏