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I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.

Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.

I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.




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My trip to NYC has been canceled

For those who are registered for either my Calumet or B&H talks on the 26th and 27th in NYC, I won't be able to make it to NYC for these talks. My mother has been battling cancer for more than 7 months now, and we are gathering the family to say goodbye to her. I apologize if this is an inconvenience, however I trust that you understand why I won't be able to make it.

The Calumet event is so a 'go', and my friend Andrew Darlow will be filling in for me. The B&H event has been canceled and we will hopefully reschedule it for another time later in the year.

Thank you for understanding. It is a very difficult time for the family right now, and home is where I need and want to be.


**Update Jan 24. Thank you for all of your private emails and prayers. My mother passed away this morning, and is now in heaven with her Lord. Please pray for peace for my father, as the coming days and months are going to be very difficult.

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Reader Comments (5)

correct decision. Good luck

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBuddy

Sorry to hear about your mother Andy - you are definitely making the right choice. You can always give a talk, but you can't always talk to those that you love. Family always comes first, and yours is in our thoughts. Take care.

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Taylor

Sorry to hear about your mother, Andy. My thoughts and prayers will go out to you and your family in this tough time. I'm sure everyone that signed up for your events will thoroughly understand.

All the best,

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dillon

Everyone here is very sorry to hear about your mother's situation and we all understand your priorities. We hope for the best and we're confident you're doing the right thing

Henry Posner
B&H Photo-Video

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHenry Posner

Sorry to hear about that Andy. I'm sure the photographers understand why you had to cancel.

January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Crawley

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