They say a picture is worth a thousand words. At the Joy Trip Project they are far more valuable than mere words can say. Still photographs are powerful and compelling additions to each of the stories you’ll find here. A few very skilled photographers lend their talents to the production of this web site. Unfortunately we don’t have the ability to pay them for their work. Contributions of inspiring high quality photographs are offered in exchange only for a photo credit and a link to their web sites. PLEASE reward their generosity by seeking out their work. Find them online. Join their Facebook fan pages. License their work for your publications. Buy their cards and prints. And don’t forget to share the images you enjoy most with your friends.
If you’d like to contribute photographs to the Joy Trip Project, just send a note to email@example.com. We’re always looking for images that engage inspire or entertain.
Meet our photographers
Chris Gibbs is a professional outdoor photographer living with his family in Cambridge, Minnesota. His outdoor experiences and previous home in northern Minnesota inspired him to pursue his love for photography and he launched his business C5 Adventure Photography. Chris’s passion for adventure and the outdoors provides him with inspiring subject matter and takes him to places seldom seen by others, resulting in breathtaking images.
Chris specializes in nature, adventure lifestyle, editorial, commercial, and architectural photography. To see more of his work, visit his website at www.c5photo.com
Christopher J. Carter is an audiovisual artist and photographer based out of Bozeman Montana. Growing up in the American west, he is inspired by the topography and people within. Today, he explores the stories of people and places, both regionally and abroad
Kelly Bastone is a freelance writer and outdoor photographer based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Through her work she is constantly learning, discovering new places and meeting fascinating people–which is her definition of a dream job. To learn more about Kelly and see examples of her work, visit www.kellybastone.com
Paul Zizka can most often be found in the wilderness with a camera bag slung over his shoulder, a tripod in one hand, and an ice axe in the other. In the Canadian Rockies and in wild places around the world, he has climbed dozens of peaks and explored hundreds of miles of trails to capture his unique images. He hopes that his photography can help people ponder the state of our wilderness and rediscover the precious connection they can have with our planet. Paul is currently based in beautiful Banff, Alberta and displays his work on www.zizka.ca.
The experience of being out in nature is the greatest gift of being a nature photographer. Hearing the sound of loons on a lake or coyotes talking up a storm at night, pondering the endless galaxies of stars at night or the wonder of the first light, the cold or the heat, the wind or the calm, the rough or the delicate, these are all of the experiences I try to capture in my work. And for those I can’t capture I capture in my minds eye, where they will live on forever. Roger Nordstrom is based in Elk River, MN www.rogernordstromphoto.com
Quang-Tuan Luong is a full-time photographer with a broad range of widely published work in travel, nature, adventure, and large format photography.
He is known for being the first (and as of 2009, only) to have photographed each of the 58 US National Parks in large format, which led him to be featured in the Ken Burns film “The National Parks www.terragalleria.com
Kevin Winzeler, photographer and director, specializes in commercial and advertising photography for clientele within the industries of tourism, sport, transportation, architecture and healthcare. His passion for location work combined with his attention to detail and ability to push artistic boundaries, engage audiences everywhere.
Joe Whittle is a 34 year old single father, “everyman adventurer”, and freelance advertising and editorial photographer. He lives in the beautiful Wallowa Valley of Northeastern Oregon spending time in the wilderness, taking pictures that make him happy, and raising his wonderful daughter Mia. Joe publishes a backyard adventure photography blog called “Winding Light Adventures” in hopes to motivate and inspire other “everyman adventurers” out there to go explore their own backyards and find the adventures waiting for us all. Visit his blog at www.windinglightadventures.blogspot.com .