On day 6 the wind suddenly comes to life and challenges us. Headwind is the biggest adversary of a stand up paddler. From one paddle stroke to the next, everything is questioned. The effort of each stroke is now not just a means to an end but an immediate goal. To keep on moving forward, we must put everything into our paddle, one stroke after the other. The waves make us rise and fall like a cork. Despite the bad conditions, the SUP’s fully packed are handling the ocean swell with conviction and our bodies feel at one with the board.
We’ve been a week on the water off the Norwegian islands of Rebbenesøya, Sandøya, Grøtøya and Nordkvaløya. It’s been a mixed bag of weather conditions but overall we have been paddling some good distances.
It’s been months in the planning, lots of training in freezing rainy weather, a weekend expedition to the mountains, much equipment testing, but now we are ready.
How ready? Well, back in January this year PlanetVisible was looking for a new kind of adventure. It needed to be a beautiful place with a particular feel and physically challenging with a touch of danger.
Burning Man is unique. It’s unique in its community spirit, its creativity, its self-expression. It’s not merely another festival. It’s a celebration of the human soul.
We are proud to be part of photo17, Switzerland’s largest showcase of photography.
We found it nice to be part of a team instead of the singular world of freelancing back home. It offered a platform where we could support and encourage each other as there were many tough times.
It’s a question we have been asked many times since returning from our project in the Nevada desert and we are still not sure how to answer it.
In 17 days we journey into the desert of Nevada equipped with cameras, strobes, bikes, fury costumes and open minds to explore, experience and capture the art and cultural festival of Burning Man.
We are incredibly pleased to launch our new website planetvisible.com
This is an important step for us. We invite you to stop by and spread the word and importantly feel free to leave a comment.
Through the beauty of portraiture, photographer Justin Hession hopes to spotlight the human ambiguities and complexities of the Kumbh and bring attention to the incredible spiritual dedication of the Indian people.
„Sodade“ – die Sehnsucht – hat auch Jean-Luc Grossmann gepackt. Dreimal war er schon auf dem Archipel. Ihn fasziniert die Ursprünglichkeit und Reinheit der Landschaft und die Herzlichkeit der Menschen. Er sagt, er müsse in eine Kultur eintauchen, sich vergessen, bevor er zu fotografieren beginnt. Er schaut genau hin, geht nahe heran, nicht nur mit der Kamera, und fühlt sich in die Menschen hinein.
Early in our six-week, 360-mile expedition into the fjords and ice fields of Greenland’s northwest coast, Thomas Truninger, Rafic Mecattaf, my brother Sylvain and I paddled into the Uvkusigssat Fjord. We didn’t know then whether our planned 25-mile land crossing at the far end was even possible, nor could we be certain the 60 mile-long fjord was ice-free. The Inuit would often answer our questions with the word ‘imaqa’, meaning maybe.
Contrasts, mountains, snow and winter sports are fascinating subjects for photographer Jean-Luc Grossmann. He uses the play of light, shade and back-lighting to create the dramatic moods that mark his story.
Between 1922 and 1934 the best racers in the world descended on Klausen Pass to compete in the hill climb. These images re-create the atmosphere from this time using a Classic 1937 Auto Union C-type.
Fascinant par sa biodiversité, ses paysages aux aspects multiples bien dosés, sa culture à la fois asiatique et africaine, son peuple chaleureux, Madagascar charme le voyageur depuis toujours. Au nord-est, la péninsule de Masoala baptisée aussi “sanctuaire de la nature”, est l’un des derniers endroits du pays où la forêt tropicale rencontre la mer.