Anonymous said: do you recommend anything in particular for travelling iceland in the winter?
Bring lots of warm layers and really good rain gear. Hats, scarves, gloves. Chemical handwarmers too.
Hitchhiking will prove to be difficult outside of summer, so expect to need rent a car or take the S-Bus. Small rental cars can’t drive into the highlands, so if you want to do that or drive on any gravel roads, you’d probably need a 4x4.
Feel free to message with specific questions!
mountainousperspective said: Hey man I really fancy your blog, was wondering what cameras you use and lenses?
Thanks so much!
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wreckitjenn said: I find you quite inspiring. While my big, grand, dream adventure isn't quite the same as yours, the motivation and desire to get it done has been sparked by you and your lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.
Glad to hear it!
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erogenousmanliness said: Where are you soaking in the photos where you're covered in mud? That looks awesome. I'm currently on a quest to visit every hot springs I can. The only thing that could be better would be if you had taken a photo of you naked, mud-caked, posed like the statue of a Greek hero.
They were taken at Reykjadalur in Hveragerdi, Iceland.
I should’ve had more foresight to take those, would’ve been awesome!
myacadamyis said: Hey Chris! Great photos, but I really wanna to talk about your ice skating. I was scrolling through your blog and came across the videos of your comps, and your Ina Baurs were pretty impressive.Hah I figure skated for 8 years and might be jealous :')
Oh man! You dug deep!
When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a figure skater, but there were no ice rinks near the rural town in Arkansas where I grew up. So instead, I taught myself to skate on inlines.
Fast forward ten years later and I was going through a lot of transitions a year into post-college life, living in Los Angeles. I took up figure skating in order to direct the newfound energy and motivation that I had. Because I had inline skated before, I picked skills up pretty quickly.
Six months into my training I did my first recital; those videos were from a few months later when I did my first competition. Two weeks after the competition, I went on my first ever backpacking trip to Yosemite.
I think you can figure out where the story goes from there :)
ivnatk said: The photos you take are absolutely mind blowing. Does it take a lot of work? Keep doing what you love because it's so inspiring!
It doesn’t feel like work to me ;)
When the aurora borealis faded from view overhead, we continued to watch stars spin around the night sky as we basked in our fire’s warm glow.
A great night to conclude my time in Iceland.
shayyyxo said: With all the hiking and traveling you do have you ever worried about getting Lyme Disease? Personally I would absolutely love to do what you do, I live in a rural area and absolutely love nature, I went fishing with my brother in 2008 and got bit by a tick, it took me two years to diagnose, I'm now 19 and disabled living in chronic pain every day- but people like you inspire me, I love photography and one I get better I plan to do exactly what you're doing right now! Never stop, handsome!!
I try not to worry about things like that. Life is short. I could die stepping out of the front door.
I really admire your positive outlook and perseverance. Keep that up. You will overcome :)
itnasypliorre said: Hi! I wanted to tell you that I find inspiration in how you've taken off with a backpack to do what brings you joy. It's worth it, isn't it? (Also, I relate to having to leave a kitty behind... mine is across the country for the time being.)
It absolutely is.
Anonymous said: This is probably a silly question, but how are you on the internet whilst in the middle of Iceland? Your pictures are beautiful by the way, so inspiring :)
I’m currently in Reykjavik, doing some work while wrapping up my time here. The flat where I’m staying has internet :)
Anonymous said: If you're in thailand in february ayyy
Highly likely! Message off-anon!
Anonymous said: I left iceland when you came and i will be in thailand but probably after you leave, we keep missing eachother hahaha. Maybe one day we'll end up in the same place!
Who says I’m leaving Thailand once I get there ;)