Mountain Imagery from Around the World
From the High Sierra and Western deserts to the Karakoram and Tibet, I photograph out of passion for the mountains and to portray all of us who live and explore there. Over many years of work I’ve learned how to both immerse myself in an excursion and see special aspects through a camera. Back at the computer I craft my work into meaningful imagery that delivers the textures and the stories. I focus on landscapes, skyscapes, mountain adventures, inspirational serendipity, close-ups, and people in many cultures and attitudes. I’ve supplied photographs to many publications, to company advertisements (including Patagonia, Fenwick, Outdoor Research and many more), and I’ve shot on assignment. I’ve hung and sold work in various galleries including the famous G2 Gallery in Santa Monica. To me the foundation of communication is sincerity–authenticity of expression–and that’s what I strive for.Multi-media Presentations
Stories are our basis for understanding, and I love building presentations that tell the stories of remarkable people and places. Using Fotomagico software, I mix my images with field-recorded audio and music, and then wrap the show with my live narration to immerse audiences into the tales. From a bicycle tour across Tibet to the terrible 2008 K2 season, from the history of North American mountaineering to a summary of the fascinating life of Norman Clyde, to my recent explorations to remote corners of the Karakoram, I’ve produced over a dozen shows that engage audiences with any level of outdoor curiosity and experience.Books, Articles, and LecturesI write non-fiction books, articles and essays. My most commercial work has been outdoor guidebooks and historical work. Those tasks ground my writing in concise accuracy. Natural resource issues at times also call on me to write. Now in middle age I have a life full of explorations, triumphs and disasters, tied together with my dreams and nightmares and I’m discovering and telling deeper stories. I believe that life at every level challenges us to integrate apparent paradoxes, like mind and body, progress and tradition, serendipity and catastrophes, individuality and community, and what’s designed with what’s wild and unknowable. My most well-known work so far has been Ways to the Sky, A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering, which won the National Outdoor Book Award and the historical award from the Banff Festival of Mountain Books. There’s a lot more in the hopper
ExpeditionsI lead occasional trekking and climbing expeditions to remote areas of Asia. I’ve led trips in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, and India. Recently I’ve renewed connections to the people and mountains in a territory I’ve visited many times, the northernmost tip of India, northern Ladakh.
I enjoy seeking out every aspect of an area, from getting to peaks, passes and glaciers to getting to know the local people and their generally impressive traditions and transitions to the modern world. Click below to learn more about my trips and send me an email.[/vc_column_text][ish_button el_text=”Trek or climb with Andy” size=”small” align=”left” color=”color11″ text_color=”color1″ icon=”ish-icon-globe-1″ icon_align=”left” tooltip_color=”color1″ tooltip_text_color=”color3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/12″][ish_icon icon=”ish-icon-globe” type=”simple” color=”color5″ tooltip_color=”color1″ tooltip_text_color=”color3″ size=”40″ text_color=”color5″ align=”right”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][ish_headline tag_size=”h4″ icon_align=”left” tag=”h” tooltip_color=”color1″ tooltip_text_color=”color3″ color=”color1″]T’ai-chi
Back in the 1980s I started learning T’ai-chi under Grand Master T.Y. Pang in Bellingham, Washington. Practicing T’ai-chi continues to inform my work and my general health. The word “T’ai-chi” refers to the power of integrity, and as you learn to bring a soft and aware mind into the movements you activate positive health like few other practices. By popular request I’ve been teaching classes in downtown Bishop, CA for several years. Click below to learn more about my experiences with T’ai-chi, and to see the current schedule at Body Wisdom studio.Andy’s Blog
Here is the link to my wordpress blog. I take extra time to make my posts worthwhile and informative. You’ll find topics ranging from black and white photography to solar energy in California to the world’s highest marathon.