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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pirates of the Rainforest - Sierra Magazine & UTNE Reader

Client: The Sierra Club - Magazine and Online
Reprinted: May 2013 UTNE Reader - Magazine and Online

Researched, photographed and written over a period of four months in the backyard of my youth, Pirates of the Rainforest investigates the explosion of specialized forest product poaching on Washington State's Olympic Penninsula. "Pirates" is the first major non-cycling feature I've produced with both words and photos.  I love cycling, but for me it has always been about travel and adventure--not racing, or gear--so in 2013, I've decided not to chase big races around the globe, but to re-focus my storytelling around my core passions: environmental issues and creative adventure travel, exploration, and people.  With that said, I was honored when UTNE Reader selected Pirates for re-print in their issue compiling essential environmental issues writing.  My fingers are crossed that this is the first of many environmental issues projects to come.