Tuesday afternoon on the True North and I am sitting in the bar in a nice big sofa typing on my mac. I just returned from a good 5-600 meter swim in tropical waters from the True North to a tiny slice of paradise; a small sandy island with crystal clear water surrounded by beatiful corals. I jumped in the water from the back of the True North in true into the abyss explorer style. If you know me, you know that’s a bit special for me considering I did not even swim one year ago. Speaking of Abyss Exploring, earlier this morning after a sunrise shoot with Mark and Christian I snorkled above a spellbinding wall of corals alive with a million fish, staring into a vertical drop into true nothingness, an abyss of deep blue darkness. Staring into the abyss the abyss stares back into you and it is little surprise that I was simply hypnotized and me and the abyss stared at each other the entire morning.
Words fail me presently but I shall return to this abyss story and hundreds of other tales of wonder (and one of woe) from our adventures in paradise. Papua New Guinea paired with the True North featuring yours truly, Mark Stothard and Christian Fletcher is the material legends are created of. We are cruising in the most magical waters, visiting remote villages of beautiful lovely guineans, beaches and jungles, shooting from sunup to sundown, diving and snorkling every day and, and, it is time to just post a few quick images to lend you an idea of our adventures in paradise. The images are undeveloped, a little preview of our adventures:
PS. Tale of Woe: Christian Fletcher slipped walking on the beach right next to me and dropped his 70,000 dollars Phase One in the sand just as a wave came in. Bugger! Resulting in a useless Phase One and a rather gutted Christian Fletcher. Poor fella. Many F words were screamed by Fletcher as Mother Nature reduced him again to a Canon 5D Mark II shooter and we tried, we really tried to be nice and sensitive to Christian and not rub it in (despite having heard about nothing but dynamic range of the phase for days and days and how our Canon’s were so so so inferior!).