Wednesday, January 2, 2013

ERA - Kotzebue, AK.

© 2012 Brian Adams

I love going up north, especially to a place close to my home village of Kivalina. I may have only spent the first month of my life up north, but every time I am there to visit or work, I feel right at home.

Last week I had the pleasure of photographing in Kotzebue, Alaska for Era, an airline that operates in rural Alaska. This is the second photo shoot I have done for them (you can see images from our first shoot in Bethel, AK here). Ash, Elliott and I woke up at 4am, drove to the airport, said our long loving good-byes, and then I was on my way to Kotzebue by 6am, where I was shooting by 8am. The day was long but the light wasn't. The sun rose around 11:45am and was setting by 2:30pm, so any photos I wanted outside took a little planning and scouting beforehand. In the end, I am happy to say that I think this was one of my strongest days of shooting in 2012. Not a bad way to end the year! Thanks to Era, Amber at NWS, and Ash and Elliott for waking up with me at an ungodly hour and making this shoot happen.

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