|"Knowing Lars as I have, if I were dangling from a rope I would want him on the other side. He will give 150% of effort anytime day or night."
WEEGEE SMITH - TMU Lead, George 1 Recovery Project
|The George 1 Recovery Project was introduced to me last year by my longtime friend WeeGee Smith. Immediately the expedition resonated with my interest in aviation and my passion for winter and ice in all of its forms. My travel experience in both the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic and the broad range of skills that I can offer would make me an asset to the team while manning the camera or out from behind the lens. Additionally, 8 years as a rally photographer has taught me how to plan well and flexibly execute those objectives. Whether high-speed trekking or patiently waiting for the right shot, vigorous exercise and patience while in the elements is commonplace.
People describe me as having endless energy, a positive attitude, common sense, and excellent communication skills. I excel in sub-zero temperatures and I'm excited to have an opportunity to visit the other pole and collaborate with you on George 1.
Cooperative, respectful of others, open to multiple perspectives on issues.
Resourceful Problem Solver
High Attention to Detail
Expert Cross Country Skier
Excellent Map Reading and Navigation Skills
Helicopter Flight Training
10+ years in Web Development incl. Satellite uplink for web updates from the ice
Auto Mechanic including emergency repairs
Working knowledge of Electrical & Mechanical Systems
PC Troubleshooting & Configuration
Fluent in Norwegian
| THE COLD
Dawson City, Yukon Territories - January 12th, 2005 - 9AM
After a good nights sleep (despite the gallon of water at my feet to keep it from freezing), we crawled out of our down bags and checked the temperature outside our vehicle. It has dropped to an amazing -53 degrees Fahrenheit. We were safe within the town, but that night served as our cold test for us and our vehicle. If we had a breakdown, we were well equipped to handle the elements and wait it out.
The cold does not bother me, and if anything I love it. In Fairbanks, Alaska on a spectacular night with the northern lights, I stayed out taking photos until every piece of camera equipment stopped working. It was -40 below and 5AM when I returned to base.
CURRENT JOB - SUBARU RALLY TEAM USA PHOTOGRAPHER
CURRENT JOB - BLACKBULLET LLC - Webdesign, photography, print
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
| TIMELAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY:
For the past few years I have taken time-lapse photography of the rally cars being assembled and converted the image sequences into timelapse movies. I could see some potential for this on or under the ice as this works well incorporated into video.
This is a complete teardown of a brand new car, roll cage installation and final assembly with multiple camera angles.