In early 2016, I had the opportunity to travel to the southern tip of South America to photograph and film world-class flyfishing in Patagonia. My client was a fishing lodge that provides expert guide services to experienced anglers.
Patagonia was easily one the most awe-inspiring and intimidating environments I’ve ever shot in. Things can get serious quite quickly when traveling this deep into these endless, high-altitude mazes of rivers, creeks, lakes, and hidden valleys. Every year, the guides have to re-learn knew every bend, rock, and log in the rivers that might puncture the inflatable pontoon on the jetboats that we traveled in.
The best thing about this trip was getting to tap into Patagonian way of life - one of the highlights being delicious Chilean wine and cooking a whole lamb over an open fire. I will never forget the Gauchos, farmers, ranchers, and resilient folks who had no choice but to help each other out in a place that was absolutely beautiful, but far too vast and powerful to address itself to the scale or needs of the humans who live there.
Direction, Cinematography, Edit, and Color by Harrison Schaaf.