I spent 20 days up in Alaska this past July/August. The first part of the trip was for a project. I was shooting a doc on traditional fishing for the wonderful site Global Oneness Project We spent 10 days on the Yukon river, shooting in the town of Emmonak. Emmonak is a small village near the mouth of the Bering Sea and is only accessible by air (and river 3 months out of the year). Even after working in some pretty remote parts of the world, Emmonak felt as remote as you could great, it had a real outpost feel. The shoot was extremely fascinating (picture buzzing around the Yukon river on speed boats!), and the finish project should be really really beautiful.
I fly a lot. In fact I had enough frequent flier miles to fly my parents up to Alaska, something they always wanted to do. So after the shoot I travel around the rest of Alaska with my folks (Seward, to Valdez to Denali). I put down my camera for most of this time and just took in all the beauty Alaska has to offer. Alaska is pretty amazing!
Flying out of Anchorage. Fisherman in Emmonak.
We barely could fit all the gear on this plane.
Baggage claim, Alaska style.
Emmonak at about midnight. The 22 hours of daylight was amazing.
Joey, the night guard at the fish processing plant, and Emmonak youth out at 2:30am.
Lunch break on the Yukon river.
Herman our boot captain prepping some branches for cooking salmon.
The freshest and best salmon I will probably ever consume.
After the shoot my parents join me for some more Alaskan adventures. On the bus in Denali National Wilderness.
Camping on the Kenai Peninsula.
Hiking and more hiking (second photo is tundra land in Denali).