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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy
Happy Presidents Day! Photo by Matt Marcinkowski.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy

Happy Presidents Day! Photo by Matt Marcinkowski.

On March 15, 2013, two geologic researchers from Fairbanks, Alaska were flying over the interior when a flock of geese smashed their windshield and forced a crash-landing in the Yukon-Tanana Wilderness. The pilot managed to prevent a catastrophic landing but died from crash wounds, leaving a severely injured man and surviving woman alone in the vast wilderness region. With the onset of  late-season cold front and a search area of tens of thousands of acres, there is little prospect of finding the crash site.

This is the photographic sequence that Kiliii Fish recently created. With the help of friend and art director Lindsey Watkins, Kiliii presents Alive— a story that’s impossible to capture in a documentary fashion, yet is heavily grounded in realism.

Alive: Creating a Photo Story

erinpatriceobrien:

In 2002, I had the opportunity to photograph Phillip Seymour Hoffman with his brother Gordy Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival for Premiere Magazine. He came in with Gordy and Todd Louiso, the director of Love Liza. They were all kind of tired and didn’t want to do much. I asked Gordy if he could pick up Phil and then it turn into a wild goof fest. I sent the picture to his agent.
When I saw that Phillip Seymour Hoffman died, I was so sad. Even though he wouldn’t remember me, I have photographic memory of the whole shoot. When you take portrait of someone and spend that time together collaborating, you feel like you know them. 
Two years later I had another shoot for Newsweek of a play that he was in with Vanessa Redgrave. I was just shooting the publicity scenes with a bunch of other photographers including the amazing Mark Peterson. At the end of the shoot, I went up to PSH and said hi. PSH of course did not remember me and was kind of grumpy. I described the shoot and he said, “Oh actually they sent me that photo of my brother and I its hanging on my wall. I said, ” I sent you the photo.” Then he smiled and said thanks.

erinpatriceobrien:

In 2002, I had the opportunity to photograph Phillip Seymour Hoffman with his brother Gordy Hoffman at the Sundance Film Festival for Premiere Magazine. He came in with Gordy and Todd Louiso, the director of Love Liza. They were all kind of tired and didn’t want to do much. I asked Gordy if he could pick up Phil and then it turn into a wild goof fest. I sent the picture to his agent.

When I saw that Phillip Seymour Hoffman died, I was so sad. Even though he wouldn’t remember me, I have photographic memory of the whole shoot. When you take portrait of someone and spend that time together collaborating, you feel like you know them. 

Two years later I had another shoot for Newsweek of a play that he was in with Vanessa Redgrave. I was just shooting the publicity scenes with a bunch of other photographers including the amazing Mark Peterson. At the end of the shoot, I went up to PSH and said hi. PSH of course did not remember me and was kind of grumpy. I described the shoot and he said, “Oh actually they sent me that photo of my brother and I its hanging on my wall. I said, ” I sent you the photo.” Then he smiled and said thanks.

Forest Woodward on adventure photography:

I love the physical challenges. The natural beauty of this world. The mystery of what’s around the next bend in the river, road or trail. The landscapes I am drawn to explore are always different. There is mystery out there and I am constantly in awe of the world. I find inspiration in the changing light and forms of the natural world. In adventure sports we are often drawn to environments that are physically difficult to get to and photograph in, and I enjoy the challenge of balancing both physicality and creativity.

Climbing the Canyon

It’s only weird if it doesn’t work. A Bud Light ad campaign, shot by Bryan Tarnowski.

It’s only weird if it doesn’t work. A Bud Light ad campaign, shot by Bryan Tarnowski.