I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.
Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.
I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.
I will be on Good Day New Mexico, the Albuquerque NBC affiliate on October 28 at 11:00am. I was in their studios last week when I was in the state for my Adobe Lightroom and the Fine Art Digital Print workshop. The segment won't be a long one at only 3 minutes, but we had a nice time chatting in front of the cameras. Mary Ann Orate was a wonderful host, and I look forward to seeing just how dorky I look on tv. Hopefully they will have me back again next year when I will be running another workshop that will coincide with the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Images to follow in a day or so from the workshop from last week.