If it wasn’t apparent in the recent article I wrote on the television show “The Newsroom,” let’s just say that I have a strong fear that we are letting technological advancements hurt our true quest for knowledge.
Many years ago I was visiting with Bill Stockland, an artist rep and friend of mine. We had toured his office and then found ourselves in the portfolio room where I looked over the work of Walter Iooss.
With the Olympics upon us, I wanted to take a moment and talk about one of the most unique athletes I have ever photographed, the American Bladerunner, Blake Leeper. He will be competing in Rio for Team USA and is an inspiring young man.
Firstly, hello World. It has been quite some time since I have had a chance to sit down and write a bit, but in a way, that is a good thing as I have a lot of new images to talk about in the near future. Today’s photoshoot is one that supersedes them all, as it is one that near and dear to my heart.
Perhaps it is the first realization in the many the lie ahead that we once lived in better times. Not too long ago we sailed a quest for knowledge, a quest that would end as the world of convenience took over.
While enjoying my morning read of the internet, I saw something that worried me, a photo I shot. It was of Captain Sig Hansen from the Deadliest Catch, and the last time I saw this was when it was when we lost Phil.
It was the first shoot I ever went after. I made deals and fought hard to get my one chance to photograph Mythbusters. It was less about the photography and more about the opportunity to be a part of something that until that time I existed only as a viewer.