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I create. I capture moments. In photographs, as well as in words. As a photojournalist, I use tools – a camera and a computer – in order to freeze-frame short-lived instants in time. To make sure they are remembered long after the passing of the actual moment. There’s duality, a shit-load of it, in fact, as the image I capture utterly depends on where I point my camera. And the words I write depend on my mood, my state of mind, my rapport with my subject, my agony and my ecstasy. But I’m more craftsman than artist, and busting my gut goes hand in hand with that occasional flash of blinding insight.

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Raid International Gaspesie – Day 2

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Today probably rates as one of the most beautiful days of adventure racing I have shot in years. Cascading waterfalls, fairy-tale forests, blue skies, see-through rivers and a bunch of Gaspesian Quebecois who truly live for adventure. The characters of the various teams have also started to emerge, making for a fantastic day out on [...]

Raid International Gaspesie – Day 1

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#RAIDig2014 kicked off in full force on the Grand Cascapedia River, arguably one of the most celebrated salmon fishing and canoeing rivers in the world. Thrity teams from around the globe lined up at the start to careen at full speed into the forest in search of the first 3x check points, then returned to [...]

Raid International Gaspesie – Day 0

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Prologue Day at RAIDig2014 dawned grey and rainy, with Team Green Things joining 90-odd other athletes at the start arch on a spit of sand in the Carleton-sur-Mer bay. Ahead of them waited a technical 20km-plus route winding first along the coastline, and then into the densely wooded mountains overlooking the Baie de Chaleurs region [...]

PUFfeR 2014 – The Long and Winding Trail

PUFfeR

PUFfeR – the Peninsula Ultra Fun Run – but do not be fooled – certainly rates as the Grand Daddy of all Ultra Trail Runs here in the Cape. The weather may have played ball this weekend, but running this beast is still like going to war, with trail gladiators from all over the country [...]

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