For years now, I’ve wanted to return to the Appalachians. I first visited the US when I was 13, when my family and I did an epic trip, stopping in about 6 different parts of the Eastern US. One of those stops was to visit some colleagues of my father who lived in a place called Ronceverte, West Virginia. That week, 27 years ago, was the moment that I knew that I wanted to spend much of my life in America.
For this trip I managed to work into the route, a drive by of the very house that spawned my love for the States. In numbers – it was 14 days, 2806 miles, over 60 hours driving across 8 different states and 19 finished photos. Definitely another epic trip.
In the fall of last year, I had arranged to spend a week in Denver with a friend, but when their plans changed I decided that I would still head out to Colorado but do a road trip instead. Just me and my camera and 1004 miles.
I have come to truly love Colorado, and it’s incredible variety of landscapes. Mountains, sand dunes, rolling hills, and some of the most epic roads anywhere on the planet. I will be back.
A selection of photographs taken during the summers of 2011 and 2012, while I was working for Holland America Cruise Line. South East Alaska is a staggeringly beautiful place which vast array of differing landscapes. From the warm cosy feel of some of the lodges to the stark raw vistas of places like Resurrection Bay, there is just so much to experience.
Resurrection bay at midnight
Riding the White Pass Rail
South of Skagway
A deserted house in Seward
An island near Ketchikan
Sunset in the Inside Passage
The White Pass railway
White Pass Rail at the summit of the mountain pass