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visual storyteller: adventure travel, cycling, conservation

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WhereNext? Outtakes from cold, wet, but sometimes sunny shoot for ExO Fall 2015 catalog in Colombia’s 12,000 ft Páramo—an ancient sponge ecosystem that provides most of Bogota’s water supply. Odd 10ft tall trees are called Piña de Páramo—Pineapple of the Paramo. We also shot in Fomeque, the completely random record holder for hosting the most Nissan Patrol 4x4s per capita for any town in the world.

—Bogota World Cup

This is what it sounds like outside of my apartment right now.  I live in Bogota.  Colombia just won first world cup knockout round 30 min ago.

From the headwaters of the Amazon to Amazon’s headquarters. It feels good to be back home for a few days after seven straight months abroad. #seattle

From the headwaters of the Amazon to Amazon’s headquarters. It feels good to be back home for a few days after seven straight months abroad. #seattle

Cookie selection at my local coffee shop in Bogota. These used to be Colombia’s World Cup soccer guys. But cyclists have pushed them to the back of the shelf. #colombia #cycling

Cookie selection at my local coffee shop in Bogota. These used to be Colombia’s World Cup soccer guys. But cyclists have pushed them to the back of the shelf. #colombia #cycling

Bundi, India. Monkey on a wire. Made this photo just before I got drugged by a French neo-druid tourist dressed like a pirate.

Bundi, India. Monkey on a wire. Made this photo just before I got drugged by a French neo-druid tourist dressed like a pirate.

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Fun to be getting these tear sheet snapshots via email. ExO / South Africa Tourism Visual Storytelling campaign is in full swing with ads in Afar, Men’s J, Nat Geo Traveler, and loads of other places. We’re telling stories around found talent with street cred—ie. I find the models randomly and in real time along the way. We photographed Margarita Robles(middle) after Gregg Bleakney struck up a conversation with her boyfriend in a restaurant, Allison (left) while she was studying to be a game guide, and Ross (right) who works the dream job as a certified walking safari guide at the Phinda reserve. It’s pretty wild to find people on the street and photograph them for a global ad campaign—but when it comes to commercial storytelling, we’ll take truth over fiction any day.

wherenextcreative:

Fun to be getting these tear sheet snapshots via email. ExO / South Africa Tourism Visual Storytelling campaign is in full swing with ads in Afar, Men’s J, Nat Geo Traveler, and loads of other places. We’re telling stories around found talent with street cred—ie. I find the models randomly and in real time along the way. We photographed Margarita Robles(middle) after Gregg Bleakney struck up a conversation with her boyfriend in a restaurant, Allison (left) while she was studying to be a game guide, and Ross (right) who works the dream job as a certified walking safari guide at the Phinda reserve. It’s pretty wild to find people on the street and photograph them for a global ad campaign—but when it comes to commercial storytelling, we’ll take truth over fiction any day.

Colombia, a nation that has been much more likely to be the source of violent headlines than uplifting ones over the last few decades, holds immense pride in its two fastest sons, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-Quickstep). The country celebrated on Sunday following their 1/2 finish, with thousands streaming onto the streets.

WhereNext? scripted, filmed, edited, and delivered this real time storytelling video production in 8 hours.

Client: VeloNews

1-million cyclists in the streets of Bogota for ciclovia—ad hoc tents with TVs set up around the city to watch the #giro. The biggest cycling party I’ve ever seen. #colombia #cycling

1-million cyclists in the streets of Bogota for ciclovia—ad hoc tents with TVs set up around the city to watch the #giro. The biggest cycling party I’ve ever seen. #colombia #cycling

Twin mini-Urans made the climb from Bogota to 10,000ft + Patios on BMX bikes with thousands of Colombians celebrating #giro  glory today. What a party. #cycling #giro #colombia

Twin mini-Urans made the climb from Bogota to 10,000ft + Patios on BMX bikes with thousands of Colombians celebrating #giro glory today. What a party. #cycling #giro #colombia

The Colombians are crushing the Giro! In 2008, on my first trip to Colombia, I stumbled into @elcoach and his team of scrappy upstarts that has since evolved into some of the world’s elite cyclists. VeloNews commissioned a piece on the program, which was published 5 years ago. I’ve finally dug it out from deep in the digital-archives. You can download it here: bit.ly/RGngCM  #colombia #cycling #giro

The Colombians are crushing the Giro! In 2008, on my first trip to Colombia, I stumbled into @elcoach and his team of scrappy upstarts that has since evolved into some of the world’s elite cyclists. VeloNews commissioned a piece on the program, which was published 5 years ago. I’ve finally dug it out from deep in the digital-archives. You can download it here: bit.ly/RGngCM #colombia #cycling #giro