Byron Eggenschwiler and I have collaborated again on a story for Cottage Life magazine. This time, we explore what happens when a lake awakes in spring. From tiny things like diatoms and dance flies to loons, otters and frogs, there is a lot to watch out for early in the season. Byron shares his drawings, with and without text, here.
I love telling stories on stage, to camera, or live for web-based events. Stories are made to be shared, and presenting is one of my favourite ways to bring them to life. I always make time for new bookings. I’ve presented at several live and web-based events with the National Geographic Society and National Geographic…
Cougar Creek in Canmore looked wild and exciting on the evening of Wednesday, June 19. My partner Toby and I were staying with Toby’s brother whose house backs directly on to the creek, and we went for a stroll before bed. The fire department was starting to put up caution tape, and the bank was abuzz with walkers and joggers. Almost everyone wielded a camera.
By 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, the story had entirely changed. As the fire department pounded on doors up and down the street, we heard our names.
“Toby! Jenny! We’ve got to get out.” . . .
I enjoyed working with the team at Hakai magazine on this story “Frozen Ocean: A photographic primer on the dynamics of marine ice.” It was a refreshing reminder that some media organizations still dig deep into every story with structural edits, fact checking, and copy editing. The editors went through every detail of this story…