A New Winter

For the last 4 winters I have worked for the Mount Washington Avalanche Center on the eastern slopes of Mount Washington, specifically Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine. The avalanche center is small and there are only 4 people responsible for daily avalanche forecasting, search and rescue missions and providing a medical backstop for the masses of skiers and boarders that converge on Mount Washington in the Spring. A truly rewarding and difficult job. I could go on and on about the unique opportunities and beautiful sunrises, as much as as could, the long cold nights looking for missing hikers, or the repairing of broken skiers, but I’m looking forward. This winter marks a new motivation and push toward higher and higher levels of my professional development in photography. I’m looking forward to shooting more authentic outdoor sports, unique landscapes in and around the White Mountains, and working more and more with The New York Times on travel and regional pieces. So far I’ve been fortunate to have a mix of commercial and editorial clients which seems to keep both perspectives evolving and getting better with each assignment or project. Additionally the mix keeps my operation lean and streamline, a small footprint. Traveling around a city creating images of it’s personality requires a light camera bag. This mentality transitions well into the mountains, coasts and streams of the world for commercial clients that want to create authentic images.

Fly Fisherman on the coast of maine

Night rescue on Mount Washington

 

 

2015 will also bring a more focused effort on working with conservation organizations to tell their story and the story of the places, animals and traditions they are helping to protect. Partnering with companies and organizations to create rich content that goes hand in hand with conservation has long been a portion of the photography work that I’ve been doing, this year that will expand and broaden. Already working on projects with Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and the Local Trout Unlimited chapter promise to be interesting and fruitful.

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Enjoy the year!

Joe

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