When the incessant, subsonic humming of the most audacious fantasy, becomes more loyal than the contemptuous ward of those who are close enough to pinch the spark from your heart…that’s where wanderlust starts…
My first elementary school, Ursa Major, in Anchorage, AK was named after the constellation that rests in the Northern Sky. Otherwise known as the Little Dipper, this group of stars is home to “Polaris” the North Star. Because of it’s current perspective, directly above Earth’s North Pole, it’s called the Pole Star and has been used as a navigator’s benchmark for many travelers. I’ve always had an appreciation for the stars. We would naturally memorize constellations and learn of the mythology they inherited. The idea that resonated the most with me was that somewhere else in the world, someone else was viewing the exact same stars. The earth, sky and stars have always felt so large to me.
Fast forward 25 years and I am finally taking the time to explore the planet that I had learned so much about as a child. Between then and now, I acquired an amazing thing to help my travels. I discovered that through the art and science of photography I had a voice that helped me accurately express my vision of the world and the unchanging beauty of it’s people. This website is my latest portfolio- a special documentation of my year abroad. Seeking inspiration and world citizenship, I am traveling across four continents in 2011, making friends and artwork along the way.
I will feature photography and videos. There may be a lot of words to begin with, just to catch the curious one’s up on how this adventure came to be; in addition to some commentary and the occasional travel tip. Most importantly, you can expect to see my story through images. No tricks, bells, whistles, instagram-instacam, or other fads. Simply, a view of the world and its wonderful people- from my eyes to yours.
There are many ways to navigate. I trust that you will find the ample amount of buttons, links, tabs, and search boxes. Also note that this blog often travels backwards and forwards in time. I am also a part time-time traveler. Hold on tight.