Are you sitting at home daydreaming about all the places you’ll go when the travel ban is lifted? Continue reading to check out five bucket list destinations to drool over while social distancing featuring breathtaking imagery by adventure photography specialists Scott Markewitz, Mark Edward Harris, Taylor Glenn, Justin Bastien, and Bryan Rowe.
- Scott Markewitz – the Cascades, Oregon
Client: Pearl Izumi
Scott Markewitz is recognized as one of the most influential outdoor photographers in the industry. He has traveled the globe with an unfailing eye in search of action and outdoor adventure in some of the most dramatic locations on Earth. His images have appeared in advertising and promotional campaigns for many outdoor and consumer brands, including Adobe, HP, Tag Heuer, J Crew, Charles Schwab, Salomon, Mountain Hardwear, Red Bull, Thule, Oakley, Specialized, Descente, Giro and many others; and on more than 400 US and International magazine covers.
Scott was featured in Men’s Journal as one of the World’s Greatest Adventure Photographers. He is the only photographer in Ski Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Skiers of All Time and the recipient of Ski Utah’s Excellence in Journalism Award. His images have also received awards from APA, PDN, The International Pano Awards, and The Spider Awards.
His passion for photography and the outdoors comes through in everything that he shoots, whether it’s action sports, active life style, or environmental portraits. His vibrant images and ability to take any situation and come back with great results have given him the reputation as the go-to guy in the outdoor world. When not on assignment, you’ll find him out big mountain skiing around the world, racing his mountain bike, or trail running in the mountains, pushing his own limits in some of the sports he loves to photograph. He lives with his wife, Veronique, and their son, Julien, in Salt Lake City, Utah and Provence, France.
2. Mark Edward Harris – Takimikan Ryokan, Japan
“A bather does yukimi (snow-gazing) at Takimikan Ryokan above the town of Ginzan Onsen in Yamagata Prefecture.”
After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles with a Master of Arts Degree in Pictorial/Documentary History, Mark started his professional photography career doing the stills for the Merv Griffin Show and various television and movie companies. When the show ended in 1986 he set off on a four-month trek across the Pacific and throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The images created on that trip brought attention to his travel and documentary photography. He since has visited and photographed in 100 countries.
His editorial work has appeared in publications including Vanity Fair, LIFE, GEO, Wallpaper, Stern, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes Life, AFAR, Islands, Playboy, Vogue Brazil, Elle Canada, Elle Decoration Russia, Esquire Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian GQ, Marie Claire, W Magazine, The New York Times, The London Times Travel Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, as well as many photography and airline in-flight magazines. His commercial clients range from The Gap for his fashion photography, Coca-Cola for portraiture, to cruise lines airlines and government tourist bureaus for his travel photography. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO Award for advertising photography, an Aurora Gold Award for commercial directing and an ACE Award for directing and producing a video for television.
3. Taylor Glenn – Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Australia
Client: National Geographic Travel
Originally from North Carolina, the allure of the mountains brought me west to Jackson Hole. My curiosity and passion for discovering new places, and connecting with people inspire my photography. I am very grateful to all the wonderful clients who have worked with me and my team. Some recent collaborations include AFAR, Covey Rise, Departures, Fast Company, National Geographic, Nikon, Outside, Qantas, Subaru, Sunset, The Wall Street Journal, Wired. For drone photography needs I am a licensed FAA Part 107 UAV certified operator.
4. Justin Bastien – Kauai, Hawaii
Clients: Redbull & Vans
Justin’s wanderlust has led him to photography where he captures his incredible adventures so that he can share them with others.
To him, photography has been a platform for seeing the world, meeting new people, and of course, having fun.
The self-proclaimed vagabond does it all. He is a photographer, director, DP, and he even steps in front of the lens himself at times. Moving or still, Justin’s work draws you along on his remarkable adventures and makes you feel as if you are right there with him.
If you are lucky enough to meet Justin, you will find a talented and humble man. His positivity and passion for life are contagious. With one photo he will inspire you to pack a bag and to travel with him to an exotic destination.
5. Bryan Rowe – Skógafoss, Iceland
Award-winning photographer Bryan Paul Rowe is a native of South Africa now residing in Colorado. His work is inspired by the vibrant cultures and landscapes from his travels across the world—from the markets of Mozambique to the deserts of Utah and beyond. His passion for color and highly attuned visual sense is apparent in all his work, including his fine art and projects with companies like Pixar, Marvel, and REI.
Bryan enjoys the collaboration and creativity required to bring projects to life and is as comfortable photographing 4-inch products like R2-D2 and Lightning McQueen as he is shooting campaigns for brands such as Kuat, Forsake, and REI.