Our Photo Selected for new VT Photo Space Exhibit

One of our photographs was recently selected by jury for inclusion in the latest upcoming exhibit at the relatively new Vermont Photo Space gallery in Essex Junction, VT. Our photo, entitled, “Chacabuco” (and featured above), captures one of the last great sheep herds in Chilean’s Patagonia’s endangered Rio Baker watershed. The exhibit, entitled, “Managed Landscapes”, will be open to the public starting Sept 6, 2010. You can learn more about our experiences in this region, and the issues affecting it, at the following link on our main website – HERE. Also, If you are around Burlington on Friday, Sept 17, please consider stopping by the Vermont Photo Space for the opening reception of the exhibit, which will continue into early October.

Thanks! – Brian and Emily

River Snorkeling – Working with Seven Days

Starting this August, we’ll be publishing a monthly, photo-driven feature in Vermont’s popular and independent weekly, Seven Days.  Seven Days is widely read across the state, and it is a terrific source for the latest news, perspectives and commentary on the issues and subjects that matter most to Vermonters. Our first feature with Seven Days shares some perspective on one of our favorite summertime activities – river snorkeling.  Check it out here.

-Brian and Emily

Back from Norway – Seeing the Stars Again

5/27 UPDATE: See a sneak peek at our images from Norway at our skiing website, AdventureSkier.com, HERE.

We are just back from a very successful month-long, pedal-powered backcountry skiing adventure through northern Norway’s Arctic Alps – a region well above the Arctic Circle, at approx 70 degrees north latitude. The photo here features one of the four “ski bikes” pedalled by our very fortunate crew of four – Emily and I, and our Vermont friends Forrest Twombly and Thomas Hite. Stay tuned for some photos from the trip soon, and if you haven’t been following our updates from the trip on our skiing website, www.AdventureSkier.com, check them out here.

We enjoyed a tremendous variety of weather and snow conditions in Norway, with blizzard conditions early in the trip giving way to 20 days of dry, sunny weather. The mountains were strikingly beautiful, presenting us with unlimited daily opportunities to explore their many treasures before ultimately skiing back to our seashore camps below. Best of all, the Norwegians welcomed us with open hearts and warm generosity – curious about and inspired by our human-powered approach to adventure in their local mountains.

Having spent the last month living outside under the 24 hour daylight of the Arctic sun, it was a true gift to see the skies filled with stars again upon returning to Vermont last night. And then to wake to a lush and colorful Vermont springing to life under the warm morning sun… What a world!

Stay tuned for a peek at our photos from Norway. And have a great weekend.

-Brian

Pedal-Powered Skiing: Norway Bound


(In the shed: Prepping the skis and bikes)

We’re making preparations for a month-long adventure, starting April 22, through Norway’s Arctic Alps. We’ll be working on assignment for WEND Magazine, Adventure Cyclist and others, and partnering with a long list of folks in the skiing and cycling worlds to document and share this adventure with others – through the outdoor media and our own Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series. Please look for our posts about the adventure at our skiing website, AdventureSkier.com.

Stay tuned for more!

-Brian and Emily

Working with WEND Magazine

As we mentioned earlier this winter, we published a feature story in WEND Magazine about our skiing adventures in the remote Schweizerland Alps along the coast of East Greenland. We’ve had our eye on WEND for a few years now, and it’s exciting to be working more closely with a magazine that is dedicated to adventure for adventure’s sake, the outdoor lifestyle and the issues we care about most.

Starting this week, WEND will be featuring our skiing adventures on their community-oriented “iWEND” website. You can check out our first contribution HERE.

And later this month, on assignment for WEND (with other assignments for Adventure Cyclist and others), we will be setting off on a month-long, bike-supported skiing adventure through Norway’s Arctic Alps. We’ll be way, way, way up north, above the Arctic Circle, climbing and skiing wild, snow-covered mountains that tower 1500m over the sea, and with some luck, catching and eating fjord cod and fresh mackerel for dinner (or breakfast!).

Stay tuned for more soon, and be sure to check out WEND Magazine online or at your local newstands.

Our Exhibit "Winter" Opens Sat. Dec. 12 at The Artisan's Gallery

Our latest Wild People, Wild Places exhibit, entitled “WINTER”, opens this Saturday. Dec. 12 from 4-6pm with a reception hosted by the The Artisan’s Gallery in downtown Waitsfield, Vermont. The Gallery is located is historic Waitsfield Village, along Bridge St and just a stone’s throw from the village covered bridge.

The exhibit will feature nearly thirty color and black & white images representing our discoveries made in the winter season. The exhibit will remain open during normal Gallery hours through the holidays. When you are in or near Waitsfield, stop for something to eat at The Green Cup, The Village Grocery or the new Mint restaurant, and enjoy the exhibit and great variety of Vermont made art at the Gallery.

Exhibit: Wild People, Wild Places @ Three Mtn Cafe in Waitsfield, VT

Our latest Wild People, Wild Places exhibit is now up at the Three Mountain Cafe in Waitsfield, Vermont, throughout the months of November and December. The cafe is located in the Mad River Green, right next to Bisbee’s Hardware and just across from the Waitsfield Post Office.

Also, stay tuned for another upcoming exhibit, Wild People, Wild Places – WINTER, at the Artisan’s Gallery in downtown Waitsfield, VT, which we will open on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.

When you are in or near Waitsfield, swing by the cafe, grab something hot to drink, and enjoy the show. Thanks to the cafe owners Julie and Paul!

View our press release for the event HERE

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Our Slideshow Season Begins!

On Saturday, Nov 7 at The Mountain Goat in Hanover, NH, we will be kicking off our 5th Annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series with the latest incarnation of our ever-evolving show, Off Piste in the Northeast. Our shows feature our primarily human-powered (and often skiing focused) adventures through the Northeast US/Canada, Patagonia, Iceland, Greenland and beyond, and they conclude with a raffle of outdoor gear and prizes that helps to raise funds for our ongoing conservation work with organizations like the Green Mountain Club, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Conservacion Patagonica and others…

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Our Latest Exhibit!

Friends-

Come visit beautiful downtown Bristol, Vermont and check out our latest exhibit at the Bristol Bakery & Cafe. The exhibit features new work, as well as some of our favorites, and will be up July 13 – Aug 13. Proceeds from this show will help to support the work we do with Vermont’s Green Mountain Club (GMC) and Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), and our first five print buyers will also receive a gift certificate to the Bakery. We’ll hope to see you soon!

-Brian and Emily

(PS – Read press release about the show below the poster image below)
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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     July 9, 2009

CONTACT: Brian Mohr  ph 802-496-5434/ info@emberphoto.com

Wild People, Wild Places Opens in Downtown Bristol, VT

Photographic Exhibit Promotes Human-Powered Adventure, Wild Places

Bristol, VT – Moretown, VT based photographers Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson, regular contributors to the outdoor media – including Vermont Life, Skiing and Backcountry magazines – will bring their Wild People, Wild Places exhibit to the Bristol Bakery & Café in downtown Bristol, VT this July 13 through August 13, 2009. The exhibit more than twenty color and black & white images captured by the couple while adventuring on foot, skis, by bicycle and canoe – close to home here in Vermont and as far away as the southern Andes or the high Arctic.

“It is our hope that our images inspire others to enjoy and to help protect our state’s and our planet’s most amazing places,” says Mohr. “Reducing our energy and material consumption, buying locally, and supporting land and water conservation projects are just a few of the things we can do to ensure that our great, great grandkids can enjoy the kind of outdoor experiences we are lucky enough to have today.”

Adorning the main brick wall of the Bristol Bakery & Café from July 13 – Aug 13, 2009, the exhibit will be free and open to the public during the café’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday 6:30am – 3pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays 7:30am – 3pm. All photographs will be for sale, and 1% of all proceeds will be donated to conservation efforts here in Vermont.

Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson are co-owners of Ember Photography. They specialize in capturing striking outdoor images for a variety of editorial, non-profit and commercial clients, while taking on numerous wedding portrait and fine-art shoots.  This latest exhibit is part of the ever-evolving Wild People, Wild Places project – a series of fine art exhibits and multi-media slideshows launched in 2005 – dedicated to the enjoyment and protection of wild places.  For more information, go to www.emberphoto.com.

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Our Slideshow Season Begins!

Our 4th Annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series kicks off this coming Sunday, Dec 28 at Sugarbush, Vermont. Grab some friends or family and join us at one of our upcoming multi-media slideshows . For regular updates about our upcoming shows and new projects, join our mailing list. Here are a few of our upcoming shows…