CHARGED: INSPIRATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

 

My friend George Potter shot An American Ascent on Denali with me. He also co-directed that award winning documentary.

We're all off on other projects now and George is working with Kickstarter to fund this documentary about the inspirational recovery of chef Eduardo Garcia after a tragic accident. I hope you'll watch the trailer and consider contributing to the project. It looks like a story that needs telling.

PATAGONIA: THE NEXT BIG TRIP

John & Yva on Mount Rainier.

I'm often asked about my favorite place to photograph. My answer is simple. It's the next big place I haven't been. I have special places I often return to, but I love nothing more than stepping into the challenge of a new place. This fall it's Patagonia and I'm so excited. I hope you'll follow along on social. I'll be sharing the trip as I have data access.

Stacey and I will be down there with John Eascott and Yva Momatiuk. A new subject to photograph and two of my favorite people on earth; I can't wait!

For decades John and Yva have been adventuring and photographing together around the globe while creating stories for publications like National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC. The two of them are such a team that they never differentiate which of them took any particular photograph. On National Geographic's photographer bio page they are profiled together. They are an inspirational duo and I am more than proud to call them friends.

This is going to be a fabulous trip. I can't wait.

-hudson

 

EUROPE 2015 SLIDESHOW PART II: ITALY (Stromboli & Amalfi)

 

I'm writing this from a cozy rooftop Airbnb flat across the street from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Italy is in the rear view mirror.

What a fabulous time Stacey and I had there. The beauty, the craziness, the food... Pizza in Naples, adventures on busses on insanely narrow mountain roads, climbing Stromboli, the shellfish linguine in Amalfi, hydrofoils and hiking the Sentieri Degli Dei (Pathway to the Gods). Looking back -- the past week feels like a lifetime; it will take more than 1000 words to tell the tale. Instead I'll leave you with these snapshots while we explore France...

-Hudson

NEW PRINT INSTALLATION

 

Bill Mackie and Laura Lovell at Applied Physics Technologies

It is so wonderful to see happy clients enjoying my prints. Applied Physics Technologies, a producer of hi-tech electron emitters just installed this metal print of Mount Hood and the Moon in their newly remodeled boardroom. It was a blast to swing by yesterday to meet them, sign the print and share the story of how I captured it. One of my favorite parts of this job is the fun connections with great people like this.

-Hudson

OUT ADVENTURING: DEATH VALLEY AND MOUNT SAINT HELENS

 

Nikon D800 multi-frame panoramic merger from Mount Saint Helens' crater rim.

This past few days I was hoping to be up on Mount Saint Helens camping, skiing and doing some panoramic work . However, after an entire winter of spring like weather, the cascades are finally getting some colder storms. I am so excited to test out my new F-stop Satori EXP bag on an overnight ski trip that I've had it packed for over a week now as you can see below...

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Gear for a multi-day ski touring adventure. Click to see bigger.

I've been wandering in the mountains long enough to respect their moods, so... I'm pivoting and taking off with Stacey for Death Valley today. A non-profit client is hosting an event down there and asked us to come photograph it. I love Death Valley in the Spring.

We'll be back Monday. If the mountains are in a better mood, then I'll be headed up Saint Helens on Tuesday. Fingers crossed...

-Hudson 

 Death Valley's Racetrack Playa

Death Valley's Racetrack Playa

Announcing: Northern Adventures with Friends and Fish!!!

Who's Photographing Who?: Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott in Mount Rainier National Park

I'm gearing up for a big, exciting adventure starting Monday. I'll be road-tripping up into central British Columbia to spend a week photographing this year's big Sockeye Salmon run with John Eascott and Yva Momatiuk. A new subject to photograph and two of my favorite people on earth; I can't wait!

For decades John and Yva have been adventuring and photographing together around the globe while creating stories for publications like National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC. The two of them are such a team that they never differentiate which of them took any particular photograph. On National Geographic's photographer bio page they are profiled together. They are an inspirational duo and I am more than proud to call them friends.

We will be working with DSLRs equipped with underwater housings to capture the "fishy" perspective. I'm gearing up with a heavy wetsuit, booties, gloves, hood, and snorkel gear. It's going to be some cold wet fun with thousands of bright red fish. I'm not sure how much connectivity I'll have up North, but I'll try to keep updates rolling on FB and Twitter as possible.

On my way home, I'm planning to meet up with a crew of great friends to backpack and photograph fall color in the North Cascades for five days. Should be an amazing couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

-Hudson

PS: Some of you might notice a whole new look to the blog page. It's all new throughout the site. A new look and lots of new content as well as a new e-commerce engine. I invite you, the more observant readers, to explore around the site. Let me know what you like and what you don't. I'll be announcing the changes later this week.