"Chasing the Moon" is finally out!
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“Chasing the Moon” is an adventure story about my nocturnal solo escapades. It spans several years, and follows me as I perfect my art…. and get in trouble in such places as the Guatemalan jungle, Montana ghost towns, the Rocky Mountains, lost highways in Saskatchewan, the prairies of Alberta, James Bay, and various other places in Eastern Canada and the USA.
I decided to write this book after listening to a chorus of friends saying that I should record all my stories. Initially, I thought that it would be a collection of travel anecdotes about funny and scary events that accompanied my night adventures, but at some point the book took over and wrote itself, helping me understand what drove me into the night.
The part on chasing the Northern Lights in mid-latitude should be interesting to anybody who ever wanted to see them but never had the time or money to go to Alaska. The truth is – you don’t need to go there. You can see the Northern Lights as far south as Boston, Seattle, Cleveland or even NYC. All my Aurora pictures were shot in the mid-latitudes within a 1-2 hour drive from the major cities. The book will give a glimpse of what’s involved in Aurora chasing.
I have serious survival skills, but I am not a super human. The truth is – I was often scared; yet my curiosity and passion pushed me forward. I shared a ghost town in the mountains with a bear, fought off an animal in the dark, photographed ruins right across a raging lynx. I went through the ice, and had a car break-down in the middle of nowhere. I light painted Mayan ruins while listening to the sounds of mating jaguars and howler monkeys. Finally, I dealt with my own fears, doubts, insomnia and exhaustion, both physical and psychological.
I stayed awake for days in a row; I shot while suffering from high grade fever in -26 Celsius cold; I hauled my equipment for miles to get to remote locations. I refused to quit. And then, I’d get into the “Zone”. These peak experiences lasted for hours and offered me tremendous energy, clarity of mind and astonishing physical performance.
This book is an adventure story, not a photo tutorial. It will, however, give you a glimpse of what’s involved in night photography and light painting.
I hope that my story inspires many of you to live passionately and to give it your best.