Apr 15 2014

Papua New Guinea: Behind the Scenes & Sepik Totems

I was able to upload the rest of the images from the Sepik before hopping on the airplane to head home.


Traveling up the Sepik River has definitely been a greater challenge than the earlier part of the trip. However, struggle is not without its rewards. References to freshwater crocodiles are in evidence everywhere you look in Sepik tribal culture. The Sepik tribes revere the freshwater crocs since they are the only big, bad thing in their environment (other than the clouds of bloodsucking mosquitoes). They mimic the scales in their corporeal scarification and their houses are made of layered leaves to look like croc scales. Sacred totems and elaborate carvings also colorfully incorporate the crocodile.


Apr 11 2014

Papua New Guinea:
The Sepik

Earlier in the week the leading newspaper in PNG, the Post-Courier ran a short front page story on our film project. It is gratifying to know that this project is interesting and important to so many people.


Traveling up the Sepik River has definitely been a greater challenge than the earlier part of the trip. However, struggle is not without its rewards. References to freshwater crocodiles are in evidence everywhere you look in Sepik tribal culture. The Sepik tribes revere the freshwater crocs since they are the only big, bad thing in their environment (other than the clouds of bloodsucking mosquitoes). They mimic the scales in their corporeal scarification and their houses are made of layered leaves to look like croc scales. Sacred totems and elaborate carvings also colorfully incorporate the crocodile.


Apr 7 2014

Papua New Guinea: Eastern Highlands

Papua New Guinea is the first location for a Canon Australia film project I am working on with Abraham Joffe (www.untitledfilms.com.au). It has been a couple decades since I have been to the Highlands and I was extremely excited to be photographing the Asaro Mudmen again as well as the Huli and Chimbu. The filmmakers are channeling Baraka (one of my favorite movies), using drones and movement in virtually every shot. Up next: the Sepik River.



Apr 4 2014

Discover The Palouse
this Summer

PALOUSE WORKSHOP with Art Wolfe
Pullman, Washington

August 15-17, 2014, with an evening reception on August 14th at The Hilltop Hotel.

This three-day course will change the way you look through the lens as well as how you look at your photographs. Art will share the finer points of maximizing early morning and late afternoon light. Field shoots will be at some of the most beautiful locations around the beautiful wheat fields of eastern Washington.

All aspects of outdoor photography will be covered including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy of this highly specialized profession. There will be informative lectures, rigorous critiques and portfolio reviews.

Want to do aerial photography?  Flight add-on available.  Please email info@artwolfe.com.

For more info, or to register for the workshop click HERE.