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salvarezphoto @neilshea13 The notebooks we carry in the field are amazing journeys in themselves aren't they? I was just going through mine from the art story that will be published this winter. The two books span 3 years, 7 trips and 6 countries. Of course I have my images from all those trips but there is something about the words and drawings and the notes in the margins and the stains in a field journal that I have always loved. Maybe it is the roughness of the unfinished journal that feels more real to me than the polished magazine piece. Maybe it is that in my journals I write my questions many of which never get answered... 1d
  •   miles.conn This is so absolutely amazing all these photographers discussing there expeditions together. Thank you. It's such an honor to peak in. I really aspire to do photojournalism and documentation at the same level you guys do it at. Thank you for all the inspiration and please continue spreading your wisdom. @irablockphoto @andrewedwardsmith @lightdarkroom 24h
  •   sagocastro Son tesoros que solo tienen un gran significado para quienes lo crearon 24h
  •   neilshea13 @salvarezphoto Exactly, man. When the story comes out, accompanying it should be a digital exhibit of your books showing how it all came together, and letting us see a few of those questions you wrestled with during the work.... 24h
  •   salvarezphoto @neilshea It has always amazed me how questions that come up on stories often lead to other stories. My art story is the direct descendent of the piece we worked on in Paris and that on came about as the antipole of what we did in Madagascar. Your work in Kenya grew out of what you and Randy did in Omo. The questions we can't answer often lead to whole other projects. I'd love to see your journals along with the story that you are writing. We gather so much knowledge on assignments and most of it is cast off in making the final piece. Seems a waste really. 23h
  •   escobart Great discussion, great reflection. Best wishes 22h
  •   chamiltonjames You're so organised! Mine are a mess of writing I can't read. Im inspired. 18h
  •   salvarezphoto @chamiltonjames oh I chose the most organized page! Most of it is a mishmash of 1/2, baked ideas scribbled under the effects of jet lag. 6h
  •   akimiking @kingkelsey7 @kevinking768 journal inspiration 5h

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salvarezphoto Why did the rattlesnake cross the road? 4d

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salvarezphoto Yellow fever storage. Refrigerator at the Vanderbilt Travel Clinic. 4d
  •   joshfamoushairyass @avecfleur yellow fever storage 4d
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  •   jguttmn_banhorseslaughter Mmmm yellow fever. Lmao . I was on santa ana pueblo last week and some Indian called me orange. I know what orange means in the first American world. It means half breed. Black is considered the best kind of indian . Is considered fake indian and orAnge is a half indian half white. Omg different tribes have different views of me. Cant keep up. Lmfao 4d

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salvarezphoto A slim beam of evening sun illuminates a branch. Beautiful light takes ordinary things and makes the, for a moment, extraordinary. #visualdiary 1w

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salvarezphoto A yak driver pauses at the entrance to Pangboche, Nepal. These guys are the truck drivers of the Khumbu. Tourism, the life blood of the valley, would be impossible without the constant stream of food and fuel these men (and and the porters their brothers in arms) bring up the valley. But for the most part they are not Sherpa, they are from the warm, humid lowlands. They lack the Sherpa’s genetic advantage at altitude so hiking at 14,000 feet in a snow storm was as hard on them as it was on me. Or at least that is what I tell myself… #nepal #portrait #truestories #windowsphone 2w

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salvarezphoto Lama Geshe ties a red string around Mimgma Sherpas neck during a blessing ceremony in Pangboche. He tied one around my neck as well and it served as a talisman on the trek up and down the Khumbu Valley. I've recently moved it from my neck to my wrist but there it serves a different function. It doesn't bring luck but serves as a reminder of where I've been and who I am. It just a simple string but also so much more. 2w

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salvarezphoto First race of the season. #AEDC #windowsphone 3w

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salvarezphoto Mera Peak is one of manny stunning mountains that line the Khumbu Valley. I had the privilege of spending a few weeks in the Khumbu this spring shooting with #Lumia smartphones. You can see the whole journey www.nationalgeographic.com/nokia 4w

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salvarezphoto Strange creatures in my yard. Someone know what kind of turtle this is? 4w

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salvarezphoto Lobuche Nepal
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The day’s last light spills over fresh snow at Lobuche. Nepal. This is the last settlement on the trek to Everest below 5000 meters. This spring I spent 2 weeks photographing the Khumbu valley. See the whole project www.nationalgeographic.com/nokia #windowsphone
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salvarezphoto This spring I had the privilege of spending a few weeks in the Khumbu Valley shooting for #Microsoft with their #Lumia smartphones. Project is live nationalgeographic.com/nokia #windowsphone #Everest #Nepal #nofilter 1mon

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salvarezphoto My dog Ruby making new friends on our morning walk. #turtle 1mon

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salvarezphoto Early voting has started Vote! 1mon

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salvarezphoto Prom Queen 2mon

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salvarezphoto Katidid on my windshield. I did stop to take this photo. #bugsofsummer 2mon

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salvarezphoto Sunrise over Canyon Lands. I still can't believe I shot this on a smartphone. Its been a year since Nokia asked me to take on the American Southwest with only a Lumia smartphone. The results still amaze me. #windowsphone #canyonlands @thephotosociety 2mon

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salvarezphoto One of my favorite passages is about fireflies. "There was something oddly restful about the fireflies. He couldn't put his finger on it but he drew comfort from it anyway. The way they'd seemed not separate entities but a single being, a moving river of light that flowed above the dark water like its negative image and attained a transient and fragile dominion over the provinces of night.” William Gay, Provinces of Night 2mon

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salvarezphoto Today I took my son Joshua to his first big pit, the Conley Hole. 165 feet deep and just stunning. Thanks John Benson and @neilshea13 for a great day. @thephotosociety #windowsphone #cave 3mon

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