Sam and Lees

One of my hangouts.  This was the first time I walked by without any cars parked anywhere so I decided to immortalize it.  It’s kind of a fixture in town.

Cliche

From my walk late this evening.  But don’t expect to get anything so cliche as a sunset from me too often.

Wounded Pride

I went  in search of beauty.  Jeep filled up with gas, headed out toward Pigniq… I thought the old hangar looked particularly nice.  I thought I saw the entrance to the old runway and turned to get there.  Only what I thought was the access point wasn’t.  Thanks flat light and blowing snow.  My mistake was immediately apparent but then I knew I better not stop and tried to make the runway.  Embarrassingly, I ended up mired in soft snow/gravel just feet away.  Two of my bank customers found me and went to go get a tow cable.  Meanwhile, I …

2016!!!

May 2016 be all that 2015 wasn’t and usher in a new life with the promise of happiness and contentment. Happy New Year from the Top of the World!

From Pigniq with Love

With all that’s going on, I haven’t had the time or energy to get out and shoot as much as I would like or really need to. But I did manage to get one more shoot in last weekend after the Christmas hubbub settled and before my solo show the first week of January in Fairbanks! This one didn’t make the cut for the show, but I love it anyway.

Life under glass

This weekend we had the official harvest of the Barrow test garden.  Some plants were growing underneath windows like they were little greenhouses and this was one of those… shot through a very dirty window pane.

The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends

With winds of around 50 mph, the surf in Barrow broke through the berms and flooded parts of town today.  As the ice pack gets smaller every summer, more open ocean means bigger storms and less protection for the coastline from erosion.  But in the process it was absolutely amazing and powerful.  I had a wonderful evening walking the beach with a friend, getting chased by the sea and listening to the pounding of the surf and the roar of the wind.  It was one of those magnificent evenings in Barrow that are rare but make living here worthwhile.

Drama

Every now and then Barrow gives you a day that makes it all worth while.  What was intended to be a quick walk on the beach, ended up taking longer as there were I think two whales, one a baby, 50 feet off the beach.  They come in to scrape the barnacles off their bodies on the shallow shelf.  Then as we were getting back in the car, I noticed these beautiful clouds casting a shadow on the horizon and looking all moody.  Perfect.