the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

December 16, 2010

Putting something back

Filed under: snow — Tags: , , , , , — danmilner @ 10:14 pm

Travis Rice second hit over his crevasse, 100 m from our camp spot in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Every now and then, even in the undeniably and oddly hedonistic world in which I seem to have carved out a career, I get the chance to redress the balance. It’s not often enough of course (something I need to change), but when the opportunity to do something more positive than “merely” encourage people to escape their 9-to-5 worlds with evocative, aspiring photography comes up I tend to grab it. Recently, when Protect Our Winters (POW.org) came to me to use an image of mine for a publicity postcard I didn’t need any persuasion to say “go ahead”. The POW charity exists to educate the public about climate change, something that represents a definitive threat of course to anyone who makes a living from (or holidays in) winter sports. POW is spearheaded by Jeremy Jones whose snowcamp & splitboard antics, as any follower of this blog will know, have formed a chunky part of my last two winters’ assignments.

Hiking for change: Sierra mag cover Nov-Dec 2010

On a slightly different tack, last winter’s Canada adventure I shot on the Tantalus range above Squamish, B.C. recently made it as a main feature in Sierra magazine, the 550,000 circulation printed word publication of the USA’s Sierra club. I even made the cover too. While to land the cover on and main feature in a half-million circulation mag is nice enough, the fact that it’s Sierra added an extra glow considering their relatively “eco”orientated stance on all things outdoor.

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