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Photography Workshop and Expedition to Svalbard
Svalbard is a place overflowing with natural beauty. It offers abundant wildlife in one of the world's most awe-inspiring settings. A gorgeous landscape of water, ice and rock, set aglow by hours of golden light for large parts of the...
Photography Podcast
Eight hours. Eight. Hours. That's how long it took me to record my first 45-minute photography podcast back in 2010. By the time my friend Roger Overall and I were done with the launch episode of The Circle of Confusion...
The Three of Me in South Georgia
Antarctica is overwhelming, terrifying, beautiful and fragile. It's a place that touches your soul. I've had the privilege of visiting it twice now. Each time, my trip was comfortable and safe. Nevertheless, it is a forbidding environment. Many men have...
Up Close and Very Personal in Svalbard
Header image: Eric Chan One tonne of Svalbard blubber stared at me. Several feet of sharp tusk protruded from either side of its mouth. Had this been a wise move? I pondered, up to my calves in icy water. If...
Kerry: Driving into the Blackness
The howling gale clattered rain against windscreen. The sky was black. Brutal rocks lined the edge of the narrow road—little more than a scratch in the Co. Kerry landscape. Ann (my wife) and I were living in Dublin at the...
Patagonia Almost Ate Me
The man (let's call him Raul), looked at me as if I were an idiot. He was right, of course. I was an idiot. But right there and then, I didn't wish to be reminded of it. Besides, in what...