Ecuador, South America. What an epic three weeks with the Modern Gypsies trio: Taylor Filasky, John Leo Post and Eric Bach. They had won ABC’s “Expedition Impossible” race across Morocco last spring and with their newfound influence decided to combine fun, adventure and good deeds. The first up was Ecuador – and their commitment to restore water to a village of 450 in the Andes via 2km of communal trench digging and pipe laying.
Before literally digging in the action included motorcycling through Quito traffic, finding a decent Shaman for blessings prior to ascents of 16,000′ and 19,000 volcanoes (they’ve never worn crampons before), cycling along the Pan American highway, eating Cuy (guinea pigs), chasing wild horses at 12,000′ and dropping into the Amazon basin to get muddy.
We’ve got a huge amount of footage and audio that is now being logged and prepped for edit. Most of my camera time was filming on the Nikons while awesome producer and filmmaker John Logan Pierson manned the Canons. Post production is now underway with SF based Avocados and Coconuts for the first episode. I’ll be creating a short reel from my footage inspired from a lucid dream sequence while hammered from the altitude. Or perhaps too much Coca tea. Coming soon.
Here are some of my favorite still images – beginning with John in the Amazon with an eager helper