Does this sound like a nightmare or your dream job:
Picture this – You’re over 8,000 miles from home and not one person around you speaks your language. Although you normally live at sea level, today you find yourself working at an elevation of over 9,000 feet in 25 below zero temperatures.
You’re over 18 hours by car, from where you are going to sleep tonight – that’s if the mountain pass were open. However that pass will remain snowed in and impassible for at least another 3 months. Even if it where open, the road itself is to dangerous for you to travel on anyway.
Your equipment manufacturers have told you that you are well outside of their operational cameras;
Your insurance company has told you that they won’t cover your gear, because you’re in a country that the US is at war with;
And most of your friends have told you that you’re out of your mind for even trying to pull off such a project. And if that’s not enough you’re kneeling on a snow covered air strip with a camera on your shoulder, while a single engine airplane is screaming towards you, flying so low, that you’d be able to touch it’s tires, if you’d just raise your hand …
Wake up in a cold sweat? Or do you live for this stuff!
I am a still photographer. Have been for 20 years. I have no formal photography training, but I cut my teeth assisting with the top fashion photographers like Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgrth