I am a sucker for tapestry-like photos, which immediately drew me to this photo of a rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis). Nick took this photo in Gabon on assignment for the Megatransect stories. It appeared in The Last Place on Earth. These snakes are venomous, and have relatively large spike-like scales on the end of their noses. But they sure are pretty!
Nick’s black and white photos of the Megatransect team are one of my favorite bodies of work. Here, Jane Goodall and conservationist Dave Morgan look over their notes detailing the naive Goualougo chimpanzees. This photograph was published in The Last Place on Earth journal, and in the August 2001 issue of National Geographic magazine in the story “End of the Line.”
We will be posting unpublished photos from my archive, starting today. I’m going to turn it over to Chloe, my studio assistant, who has been combing through the archives and helping me make these selects.
Chloe here, this first photo From the Archive is from one of Nick’s earlier stories that is, simply put, rad. It appeared in the July 1987 issue of Rolling Stone, in the article “Rolling Thunder.” The story is about California skateboarders from the 80s. One of my favorite quotes from the article? ”This isn’t a sissy sport, you come down the street on one of those sidewalk surfboards, and you’ve got to deal with real life.” Here’s what Nick has to say about this photo: This is Christian Hosoi at home in Hollywood in his bedroom, having phone sex with a girl calling long distance.
We’re excited to announce that Nick will be the keynote speaker at WildPhotos 2013 in London. His lecture will be called “Lions, Elephants and Giants – Trials, Tragedies and Triumps: Creating Pictures that Matter,” on Saturday, October 12 at the Ondaatje Theatre.
You can read more about the event here!
Tickets to the event can be purchased online.
Be sure to check out this month’s edition of PDN. I was interviewed about my transition to the App as my main website, along with photographers Flip Nicklin and Kadir van Lohuizen. PDN also chose my image of elephant orphans at Tsavo National Park as the cover.
The lecture I gave at World Press Photo this past April is now online. The talk is titled “Just a Monkey? A discussion of man and nature and the nature of man.”