The Surfer's Journal publishes ALASKAFOLIO - Alaskan surfing photos by Scott Dickerson.
The Surfer’s Path, an international surfing magazine, worked with Scott Dickerson to publish ALASKAFOLIO an eight page spread of photographs and words featuring Scott’s work in the Alaskan surf scene. The photographs are selection of previously unpublished highlights from several winter surf seasons. Scott was particularly excited to team up with with The Surfer’s Path for the debut of these unique photos because of the publications commitment not only to the spirit of surfing, but also the environment that surfers depend on.
“The Surfer’s Path is the first (and, so far as we know, the only) truly “green” surf magazine. It’s printed on 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper (processed without chlorine bleach) with non-GMO soy inks. It was a move that – despite considerable extra expense – we simply had to make. It’s simple common sense: the survival of our surf spots is directly linked to the health of our rivers and streams…Surfers above all should be aware of the looming realities behind the principle of sustainability. Like swells, change comes out of the blue – out of spontaneous brilliance, accident, serendipity, and – necessity. And, to be honest, we know that this green shift is necessary. We believe that you surfers, our readers, are brilliant enough to support our efforts to create a more sustainably-produced (and even more excellent) surf magazine.” - Alex Dick-Read (publisher)
The annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention recently took place in Anchorage, Alaska. This event brings Alaskan natives from all over the state to Anchorage for a weekend. The non-profit Renewable Resources Coalition wanted to share a few messages with the attendees.
Kevin Co of Frontier Media Arts was tasked with developing the campaign just days before the event. The project in his own words :
“We decided that this would be a great time to use non-traditional media, so I called up the folks at Mobile Ad Alaska to see if we could rent out their truck. What we ended up with what can best be described as a mobile 10 sided billboard that could be moved around to target different flows of people throughout the event.”
Scott was honored by Kevin’s choice to work with his Bristol Bay photos on this project. Below is a short video by Kevin showing the finals steps of the project.
Scott Dickerson was assigned to photograph a real estate development near Homer, Alaska for Homer Seaside Properties. The resulting photos are being used in a variety of marketing materials including a full page ad in the Alaska Airlines magazine. The lead image is an aerial view of Stone Step Lake, which the development is named after, taken in the fall when the cottonwoods were golden and the years first snow had just fallen on the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay. Along with the standard ground based and aerial work, Scott also created several lifestyle photos showing a couple canoeing on the lake with evening light on the Kenai Mountains.
McNeil Canyon Elementary school students participating in the 2008 coastwalk beach cleanup in Homer, Alaska.
Scott Dickerson was honored to work with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies on their 2008 Kachemak Bay CoastWalk to help motivate and educate the public about the importance of keeping our coastal beaches clean. This year marked the 19th annual Kachemak Bay CoastWalk organized by CACS and as usual resulted in removing over a ton of trash from our local beaches. Scott gave eight slide show presentations to elementary, middle school, and college students, as well as the general community. The photographs and words shared focused on three main areas of importance: The beauty and richness of our Alaskan coastlines, the incredible wildlife that depend on these clean beaches, and the fun outdoor adventures that we enjoy in these special places. As a professional photographer, avid surfer, and recovering commercial fisherman Scott clearly has a deep connection to the environmental stewardship of our coastal areas.
To highlight surfer support for clean beaches, Homer photographer and surfer Scott Dickerson speaks at local schools this month for CoastWalk presentations. Tonight from 7-8 p.m. CoastWalk gets started with a potluck kick-off at the CACS building off Lake Street. Dickerson does a presentation, “Snapshots: Surfing and Saving Alaska’s Coasts.”
The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies also hired Scott to document a CoastWalk effort by local McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Below are several of the resulting images.
Alaska Magazine came to Scott Dickerson when they needed to illustrate their ‘Every Alaskan Schould…’ series article featuring Kachemak Bay State Park. Scott grew up on the shores of Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska and enjoys frequent visits to Kachemak Bay State Park so the editors at Alaska were given a healthy selection of images to edit through. The chosen panoramic photo was created while kayak camping on Grewingk Lake working on a personal project. The second image shows a sea otter and sea kayakers on Kachemak Bay.
National Geographic Magazine published a conservation article about a controversial brown bear hunt in Katmai National Preserve. The Scott Dickerson photograph illustrating the piece shows a brown bear walking out of Kukaklek Lake with a salmon in its mouth moments before its death. On the bank behind the bear is a guide and two trophy hunters. The hunt is legally permitted, though many believe it’s ethically and scientifically wrong. If you are interested in seeing more you can visit an online gallery of Katmai Bear hunt photos here.
For an unknown reason several copies of the magazine I browsed did not contain the article.
Scott Dickerson was hired by the New York Times newspaper to photograph Homer, Alaska for an article - ‘JOURNEYS; 36 hours’ travel series. Scott spent several days photographing a variety of locations and activities that a visitor to Homer could see and experience in a 36 hour visit.
Alaska Magazine chose a Scott Dickerson photo for the double page lead to their 2008 Fishing Outlook. The photo was taken aboard the fishing charter boat Grand Aleutian captained by David Bayes during an early morning run out into Kachemak Bay, Alaska.
Alaska Magazine published one of Scott Dickerson’s snowkiting photos in their March edition. The double page spread placement shows James Brown kiting on Portage Lake, Alaska and leads the Outdoors section of the magazine.