May 7, 2013

Quinhagak, Alaska


















  In September I spent five days in the Yup'ik village of Quinhagak in southwest AK. As in the previous post (below), I was taking images for a "Beyond the Road" feature to be published in First Alaskans Magazine. I thought it would be fun to share the magazine layout as well as a selection of "final" images so you can see what I submitted and what the designer chose.

  Quinhagak is a special village for me because a good friend of mine, John O. Mark, was born and raised there and it's wonderful to be able to visit with him and his family. I owe him, and his wife Grace, a huge thank you for putting me up and feeding me the entire time!

 The opening double-page spread is above, following are the other eight pages of the final layout.
























 As always, Annette at First Alaskans did a great job. I of course, wish every image made it in as a two page spread!

  Here is a good sampling of the images I submitted: (click image to view larger size)




































































































7 comments:

  1. Wow—gorgeous work.

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  2. Thanks Mark! That means a lot coming from you.
    Thanks for looking!

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  3. Wayde, the lighting is incrediable, absoultely beautiful. You had a lot of patience, waiting for the right moment. Another great spread worthy of yet another award.

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    1. Thanks Glen. I've been wondering where you were!

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  4. These are very beautiful. They taught me more about seeing.

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    1. Hi Toni,
      Thank you so much for looking and the kind words.

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  5. Your photographs are so beautiful. The composition of all your shots are so amazing. And I enjoyed the story of Quinhagak very much too. Thanks for sharing them. -Sally

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