Photo Essays

Visual stories of adventure told through film photography and firsthand experiences

A Guide to Backpacking Colorado's Legendary Four Pass Loop

A Local's Guide to Backpacking Colorado's Iconic Four Pass Loop

Film photography, gear essentials, and do's & don'ts for managing crowds and finding solitude on Aspen’s most legendary backcountry trail

A Field Guide to Overnight Adventure in Ansel Adams Wilderness

A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking California's Iconic Ansel Adams Wilderness

Essential gear, dos & don'ts, and film photography from one of California's most stunning, yet overlooked, landscapes

Backcountry Camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Backcountry Camping Among 700-Foot-Tall Dunes In Colorado's Inland Sea of Sand

Medium format film photography from an overnight stay among one of North America's most mind-boggling natural landscapes

Diving in Bonaire, Home to the World's Oldest Marine Reserve

B&W Underwater Film Photography From the World's Oldest Marine Reserve

Gritty 35mm photos capture the feeling of being 80 feet below the surface among a well preserved jewel of the Dutch Caribbean

Q&A: Indigenous Film Photographer Judianne Thomson

Indigenous Photog Judianne Thomson on Instagram Tourism & Nudes in Nature

The outspoken artist on shooting nudes, how to explore without a colonialist mentality, and the ongoing fight against social media creeps

High Sierra Road Tripping & John Muir Wilderness Backpacking

13 Photos Prove John Muir Wilderness Is a Backpacker's Dream

A 4th of July escape from Yosemite crowds deep in the high alpine lake lands of Sierra & Inyo National Forests

Learning to Let Go, Look & Listen on a West Coast Train Trip

15 Photos Argue the Best Way to See the West Is by Train

Discovering America's backyard from the comfort and confines of Amtrak's Coast Starlight

On Patagonia, Film Photography, and the Beauty of the Unknown

A Photo Essay on Patagonia, Shooting Film, and the Beauty of the Unknown

A journey to the end of the Earth reveals breathtaking alpine views & reflections on the value of optimism in the face of uncertainty

New Zealand's Serene Natural Terrain, on Medium Format Film

16 Medium Format Photos Capture the Magnitude of New Zealand

Artful imagery from a month-long road trip moving north to south past Cathedral Cove, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, and more

Existential Explorations of Rock & Mind in Joshua Tree, CA

15 Artful Photos of Sport Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

An embedded outsider finds calm and clarity in the sun bleached life of the dirtbag climber

Escaping Burnout on a 10-Day Bike Tour in the Julian Alps

How a 10-Day Bikepacking Trip in the Julian Alps Cured Burnout

19 film photos show two close friends trading city life for mountain huts, muddy trails, and gravel roads in the farthest reaches of Slovenia

17 Film Photos From 36 Hours in Big Sky Country

What to Do With 1 Roll of Film & 36 Hours in Big Sky Country

From fly fishing on the Yellowstone to 4x4 exploring up Tom Miner Basin, this is how to make the most of limited time in Bozeman, Montana