Alaska Unseen

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Meet Bob

In the spring of 1986, while working for a consulting firm in Boston, Bob made the fateful decision to come to Alaska and climb Denali. It was a decision that would change the arc of his life. Four years later, he moved to Alaska and started a media company which includes Bob resides in Anchorage with his wife Yael and three children: Ari, Alana, and Adam. Read about the moment when everything changed.

Bob Kaufman Helicopter


Oct 11, 2019

Air-to-Air Photography in the Chugach Mountains

Air-to-air photo shoots are not easy. The subject plane and chase helicopter both fly at high speed. The scenery whizzes by. And you need to supremely trust both pilots to prioritize maintaining safe separation over any other concern, including getting in position for the best shot.

May 9, 2019

Strandline Lake In Winter

Within an hour flight of Anchorage lie two of the largest ice-dammed lakes in the world. In an age of thinning glacial ice, these rare natural spectacles could vanish at any time. I make it a point to photograph them both summer and winter.

Apr 5, 2019

Aerial Photography Among Alaska’s High Peaks

In this post and short video, I describe the challenge of aerial photography from a helicopter in one of the world’s most demanding aviation environments: an unforgiving otherworld of rock and ice nearly three miles into the earth’s atmosphere above Alaska.

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