Art

Adventure Activism, Art, Madison, Photography / 24.07.2015

With my laptop plugged into a borrowed digital projector I quickly scrolled through a series of photographs taken over the last 36 months of my career. Preparing a workshop for the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, Wisconsin I made sure to pick out images that were both engaging and inspiring to meet the interests of a very critical and discerning audience. A bit heavy on animals and action shots I had sprinkled in as well more than a few ionic vistas of the National Parks from Yosemite...

Adventure Media Review, Art, Banff, Film Festival / 21.11.2014

As we’re winding up our time here at the Banff Centre there are constant reminders of enduring moments spent making cleaver expressions of mountain culture. Outside of the MacLab Bistro in the Kenner Centre of Creativity and Innovation a massive video display greets visitors with an exciting presentation of light and color as my fellow artist in residence Jeremy Collins does what he does best ~ draw. In this amazing video Jeremy sketches and paints a remarkable image on glass. Performing with great skill and talent over more than...

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Art, Breaking News, Climbing, Cool on Kickstarter, Film Festival / 05.05.2014

Three years after it’s premiere in 2011 the groundbreaking film “The Wolf & The Medallion” will premiere online at the web site It’s A Short on May 12, 2014. A new distribution platform dedicated to sharing short films over the Internet, the subscription service which launched in March aims to help talented filmmakers earn money for their work as artists while creating an audience of committed viewers who love great movies of less than 30 minutes in length. When climber and artist Jeremy Collins first presented his ambitious multi-media...

Art, Film Review / 10.09.2013

When you keep a watchful eye on the world of adventure it's easy to get a little tunnel vision. I know that I often loose perspective on those things outside of the outdoor space and the alternative dreams of moment expressed through the human body. Every once in a while it's nice to get a reminder of those things that might offer a pleasant distraction from the adrenaline-charged exploits of big wall rock climbers, down hill mountain bikers and class-4 whitewater kayakers. This short film by Matthew Paul...

Art, Commentary, Guest Contributor / 13.06.2013

There are few days when I don’t consider myself the luckiest person in the world. I’ve managed to pull together enough personal resources and relationships to do many amazing things in some of the most beautiful places in the world. But anyone living life in pursuit of dreams knows that there’s a price to be paid. Relative to personal happiness money has very little value. But we still have to come up with the cash to meet the mortgage, cover the utilities, make a car payment and buy...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Afghanistan, Africa, Art, Charitable Giving, Influencers, Interview / 10.02.2013

Following up her 2012 "Streets of Afghanistan" project social activist Shannon Galpin has launched a new initiative to raise awareness for the plight of women and girls in Central Asia. Afghan Dreamers is a new book now in production with the help of Make Stuff Sharp that aims to further incorporate art as a powerful vehicle of change meant to transform one of the most violent and politically charged regions of the world. "Art has a power to reach people viscerally in a way that other work doesn't," Galpin...