Author(s): Ian Shive
The fastest growing form of recreation today, outdoor adventure sports compel countless individuals to push the boundaries, challenge the elements, and seek out the world's most beautiful and remote regions. Rock climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, free diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, surfing a reef pass in the South Pacific, and skiing an untouched alpine chute are among the many lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping pursuits chronicled in this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive volume. Through firsthand accounts by photographers and explorers, breathtaking photography, and contributions by leading commentators--including Keri Bascetta ("SKI and Skiing"), Amy Silverman ("Outside"), Julie Ellison ("Climbing"), Genny Fullerton ("Backpacker"), Aaron Schmidt ("Canoe & Kayak"), among others--"The Art of Adventure" reveals the culture, inspiration, and drive behind those dedicated to living an adventurous life. Complete with insights from behind the lens and far afield, this riveting collection captures the spirit of outdoor recreation like never before. Filled with wisdom and colored by both epic and quiet moments, "The Art of Adventure" is a gripping reminder of the vast playground awaiting those willing to live on the edge.
Ian Shive is an award-winning photographer, author, educator, film producer, and environmental advocate, recently recognized as the recipient of the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography. Often referred to as the leading chronicler of America's national parks today, his book "The National Parks: Our American Landscape" has remained a best-selling photography book since 2009. He's is also the founder and CEO of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., which represents the archives of over 600 photographers worldwide. Jon-Paul Harrison is the Executive Director of Sales and Development at Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. where he helps unite the world's best image-makers with magazines and companies looking to enhance their visual brand identity. An established outdoor industry veteran with over a decade of experience, his approach to sales and progressive licensing models in the digital era has been highlighted in respected art and photography schools around the country including the American Society of Media Photographers, The National Press Photographers Association, the University of Southern California, and Santa Monica College. Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. is one of the world's leading image providers representing to photographers in genres of adventure sports, environment, travel, culture, nature, and healthy living. The company's images frequently grace the pages of the world's most-read publications including "National Geographic, Sunset, Men's Journal, Self, Climbing, New York Magazine, Backpacker, Competitor, Geo France, Mountain Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, National Parks, The Nature Conservancy" and hundreds more. They are located in Los Angeles.