Golf courses meld the perfection of nature with the creativity of man. A well designed course is a work of art and I am fortunate to be able to document courses across the world.
The Golfing Life
Golfers are a unique breed. We tinker with a game that contains so many mysteries that it is nearly impossible to ever perfect. Yet we persist no matter how low the lows and how high the highs. We range from the outsider's default image of a powerbroker locked behind his pristine gates to a kid in Chicago that plays bump and runs off the hardpan with his back against chain link fencing (literally). Golf and golfers are far more diverse than often times we are given credit for.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes." - Marcel Proust
Traveling has taken me across the world and led me down new streets in my own town. The ability to see the rest of the world with open eyes and a camera has taught me how much I do not yet know. As a photographer my mind and eyes are constantly creating narratives and finding images to accompany that story. Nothing can overwhelm you like travel can.
From surfers in a small village cutting fields to get to the ocean before the sun fades or to watching the Northern Lights dance in silence. Watching storms that gently pass over distant mountain ranges across the world or navigating the hustle and bustle of the world's largest cities - it all is a gift to see.
Cypress Point Club is constantly ranked in the top three courses in the world and for good reason. The setting is one of the most magnificent I have ever seen and the architectural significance is beyond reproach. Which a unique routing that uses back to back par fives and closes with back to back par 3s. Dr. Mackenzie's strategic approach to the course is on full display. With nearly any level of golfer being able to navigate this course from the appropriate tees.
Sunset over the 16th and 17th holes is something ever golfer should have the luck of experiancing.
Trying to describe Sand Valley is of the most difficult things in the world for me. As a photographer it's easy to translate the scale and beauty of the place. But when one thinks of the massive ( I mean so massive they are bigger than some buildings I have worked at) sand dunes and rugged landscape they never would say, Oh Wisconsin.
But tucked into central Wisconsin are thousands of acres of dunes left by a prehistoric glacial lake. Over time the winds shifted the sands causing rather peculiar ridges and landforms. The result is golf on a grand scale presented in a purist form.
SSC X Penguin
Caddie Mag Vol 3
Golfer's Journal Vol 2
Food & Drink
Nothing showcases the diversity, complexity and ingenuity of mankind like our cuisine does. While food is essential to our existence the nourishment goes far beyond the body.
An elderly couple living on the coastline of Ireland opens their home daily to serve fresh teas and desserts for a fair price. As the wife spouts orders to her husband the stillness of the surrounds drowns their charms. Waves crash, birds sings and the odd sheep passes.