Life is a fragile, the moments fleeting and passings unpredictable. I woke to very sad news this morning that @jessroskelley@davidlama_official and @hansjoergauer had tragically been killed in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies. The news shook me to the core and I couldn’t help but break down in tears. The photos here are of Jess, all that I have on my phone but enough to bring me back to happier times. In my sadness I’m grateful to have know you my friend. You, like David and Hansjörg, we’re larger than life and a joy to be around. My heart and prayers go out to the family of these three beautiful soles. May they rest in peace and be remembered warmly for the remarkable people they were.
When we were commissioned by @apple to film an #EarthDay campaign entirely on the iPhone I couldn’t believe it. It was nothing short of an honor to co-direct this ambitious project along side my long time friends at @camp4collective. We all set out in satellite teams to different parts of the world visiting 9 countries in total, armed with iPhones to capture Mother Nature at her rawest and most beautiful. I’m sincerely excited to share the end result here and humbled to have worked along side such a fantastic team. We hope you enjoy it happy, earth day everyone and don’t mess with mother! #shotOnIphoneXS
I’m sincerely heart broken to hear of the fire at #NotreDame. This iconic cathedral is a landmark of the city dating back to the 13th century. It was a place I visited every-time I was in Paris and gave me a sense of peace and warmth. My most recent visit was over New Years with my wife @danahrichardson. It’s hard to imagine it no longer standing proud, brightly illuminated among a courtyard full of people enjoying its beauty. Wishing the people of France the deepest condolences on this terrible day.
Prayers and celebration rang through the streets of #Lhasa yesterday during the climax of the #SagaDawaFestival. The festival signifies the birthday and day that Sakyamuni entered nirvana. Buddhist followers walk around the outer part of Lhasa reciting scriptures while walking on the 8,000-metre-long outer ring of Lhasa, forming a grand parade. This is my first time visiting Lhasa and I knew nothing of this coming in, I initially thought this was the norm until later learning of this special occasion. Tibet is simply magical and I’m grateful to have experienced his as we slowly make our way closer to Everest base camp. @coryrichards@nikonusa@estebantopomena@erichroepke@roam#nikoneverest
Winter in Patagonia is nothing short of bitter cold - @estancialacriollita seen here riding into the frigid twilight on his ranch. It was well below 0 when I shot this photo, the kind of piercing cold that has your fingers screaming in discomfort, your face feels like it’s full of novocain and everything inside you is begging to be out of the icy cold. I’m mentally preparing for more of this as we draw closer to Mt Everest with each passing day. I’m oddly excited about that inevitable icy bite of sub-zero temps that I’ll be feeling in mere days. @nikonusa