In between navigating the walls of white water on the Colorado River, veteran river guide Jody Tinsley has been known to enjoy reading a poem or two or three or four.......
This past fall I had the pleasure of photographing, Montana native and new addition to the AZRA team, Jed Tarlow who has guided on rivers in Idaho, Quebec and China.
Born to row......
Having researched, contributed, written and co-written a number of books about the Grand Canyon and its legends, Brad Dimock is never at a loss for words when he's by a campfire.
Over the last few years and thanks to my friends at Arizona Rafting Adventures, I've had the good fortune to spend quite a bit of time camping along the banks of Colorado River. I love to cook and I bring a certain amount of culinary skill to campsite kitchen and I've also brûlée quite a few desserts in my day but nothing prepared me for this display of culinary genius by veteran boatman Brad Dimock. Epic campsite, epic boatman, epic brûlée' torch and epic pineapple upside down cake!
Last summer I got an assignment from Arizona Highways photo editor, Jeff Kida to photograph Grand Canyon Explorer, Eric Gueissaz. The opening photograph of the resulting story titled "Out Of The Ordinary" was chosen by Communication Arts Judges for this years Photography Annual 2017.
Thanks Jeff for the opportunity to photograph Eric.
This June I spent 2 weeks helping Captain Edwardo Moses move his 53ft Jeanneau "S.V. Sempre Avanti" from Miami to NYC. It was close to 1200 miles of round the clock sailing in variety of sailing conditions with ripped sails, rain squalls, sudden 25 knot winds, snapped halyards etc. Fortunately Captain Edwardo has a PHD in sailing. He was great professor and "S.V. Sempre Avanti" was an amazing classroom. Graduation was held at Great Kills Harbor....my hometown. Post graduation party was held at Lily Red's Bar in Prince's Bay formally "Sheila's Sandbar" the bar my father owned in the late 70s when I was in high school. It's a small world.
This summer I spent 32 days in the Grand Canyon. Thank you Matt Herrman, Amity Collins, Betsy Harter, Lynn Myers, Howie Usher and Larry Vermeeren for allowing me to hang on and photograph you. I appreciate the opportunity.
In September 2016 veteran Grand Canyon boatman and photographer, Lynn Myers, made these photographs of me photographing Matt Herrman as we were runnin' through Lava Falls. Thanks Lynn for the memories.
I took this with my IPHONE 6.
In the summer of 2015 I spent 32 days in the Grand Canyon cooking and swamping for guests of Arizona Rafting Adventures(AZRA). In between the french toast and salmon planks I found the time to photograph AZRA's boatman at the oars in the biggest rapids. This year Arizona Highways published my endeavors in their special PHOTO ISSUE.
Thanks Somer ! I appreciate the opportunity to photograph you. That sure was fun.
This past spring I had the good fortune to get a call from Jeff Kida at Arizona Highways. He asked me if I'd like to go and photograph Eric Gueissaz, a Swiss immigrate chef who has spent the last 40 years exploring every trail in the Grand Canyon. He also lives off the grid in a rock house that is a remnant from an old mining claim. Sure I said. Eric and I share a passion for cooking and he shared his quiche recipe with me along with a number of stories about his adventures in the canyon as we ate quiche and drank red wine. We should all be so fortunate to live our lives as he has.
This summer I spent 31 days in Grand Canyon on the Colorado River running with some of the most exceptional boatmen in the world. It was wet & wild so I thought I'd share the experience with you.
Pamela Hamilton, the editor of Editor of Edible Phoenix called asked if she could use my photograph of Binkley's lamb chop for the upcoming spring cover. Of course. Thanks Pamela!
Chef Kelly Fletcher of Revival, Tempe, AZ
How I spent my 52nd Birthday. Thanks Laura and Yael for planning the festivities and of course than thanks to Jason for bringing his ever present Party Rocker !!
On June 30th, 2013 while while I was nearing the end of a 4 month sailing adventure in the North Pacific, a wildfire broke out southwest of Prescott near the Arizona town of Yarnell and soon 19 veteran Hot Shot Firefighters would lose their lives. I heard about their story when we touch land in Adak, Alaska.
A year later I was fortunate enough to be asked by Arizona Highways to go back to Yarnell and photograph the people who continue to rebuild in the fire’s aftermath.
Derek Schloss became a Hot Shot Firefighter at age 19. It’s the only job he’s ever known.
He and his crew walk the Arizona wilderness carrying 50 plus pounds of gear which includes food, water,tarps, rope, radios, chain saws, saw fuel etc.