I am excited to be participating in NPN’s Ask Me Anything feature. I have been involved, on and off, with NPN for many years. I have been working in the outdoor photography field for 30 years. I can honestly say that I have explored all aspects of the outdoor photography discipline including natural history, environmental photojournalism, outdoor adventure and sports, travel, and fine art. I have done and still do commercial photography, workshop instruction, custom printing and guiding to help fill in the pieces of the photography puzzle. I have had plenty of success, but it has been my failures, and they far out number my successes, that I have learned the most from.
If you have ever taken a workshop with me, you know I prefer the informal Question and Answer format, so this is great. Please ask any questions you want about photography, Alaska (or travel in general, I have been lucky enough to have photographed in 18 countries). I also enjoy discussing philosophy, tea drinking, backcountry travel, parenting, bicycles…Ask Me Anything!
In 2021, Carl celebrated his 30th year as a professional photographer. Carl is best known for his long-term photography projects of Alaska’s remote wilderness. He is the recipient of many awards and grants including the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award, Rasmuson Artist Fellowship, Alaska State Council on the Arts 1% Percent for the Arts commission and was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His photographs have been published throughout the world and he is the author of two monograms: Chugach State Park: Alaska’s Backyard Wilderness (Greatland Graphics, 2011) and The Alaska Range: Exploring Alaska’s Last Great Wild (Mountaineers Books, 2016). In 2020, Carl returned to his minimalist, black and white roots, he is currently using a single monochrome digital camera, one prime lens and is only making one print that is for sale.
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