Wind and the Rain in Cascadia
In these photos, you will notice a very strong sense of isolation. It is simply part of living in remote Cascadia. Up here in the wind and the rain, it’s not about hordes of people or the latest and greatest fad. It’s about connecting with nature at the ground level and living a simpler way of life with real, honest, people.
Learning how to succeed as a freelance photographer.
Cascadia is unique in that we experience the brunt of all seasons. Everything is full-force. From the 30 ft. storm surf of winter, to the endless flat spells in summer, Cascadia dishes out just about every type of weather you can think of. It seems that the weather is a constant topic of conversation and not so much to make small talk with a new friend at the coffee shop. No, the weather up here is as unpredictable and wild as it gets. So get some good rain gear, a durable thermos, travel in (very) small numbers, tread lightly and please, for the love of God, ditch the hashtags.
It’s the rare days of offshore wind and manageable groundswell.
Lonely, cold waves, tall evergreens, the crazy locals, access to all kinds of biodiversity and the world’s best coffee.
Lonely, cold waves, giant sharks, the crazy locals, summer surfers and months of endless precipitation.
That the people, cities and experiences you have while here are actually weirder and more bizarre than you’d think.
Too many to list. But a few are Chile, Alaska, Japan, Scandanavia, Scotland and some other remote areas that shall remain nameless.
Oh my gosh. Seriously? That’s tough. Only 3? Well I have to go with my buddies Chris Burkard and Jeremy Koreski on the photo level. Those two have inspired what I do and have helped me more than either of them would ever admit. Also, my buddy Jeff Proctor is an insane artist. He specializes in pretty gnarly, gory, zombie stuff, but if you dig deep enough, you can see that he is a phenomenal artist on many levels.