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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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The Future of Magazine Publishing

I really do think the iPad is the future of magazine publishing, and take a look at this video from WIRED Magazine to see what I mean. I would love to see all of my current magazine subscriptions in this type of format.

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Reader Comments (7)

Wow, that is some really exciting content! I totally agree with you, and I think I'd likely subscribe to more magazines if they utilized this sort of interactivity!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan Jackson

Killer post Andy. I might just have to post this on my blog as well to help spread the word. Rob Haggart from came and spoke to our ASMP group here in Santa Fe last weekend and he talked at length about how the media world is changing and how still photography is going to be a key component going forward.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Clark

This is the demo that did it for me:

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVKM2F

The funny thing is that Wired uses Flash (via AIR) which doesn't run on iPad (or iPhone, for that matter) ;)

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus

Marcus, that is kind of funny, actually. So are you saying that this demo is something that absolutely won't work in reality until they re-write the app for the iPad?

April 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

Yes, they would also need to write an iPad-App, especially now that Apple has essentially forbidden cross-compiling for the iPhoneOS version 4.

For explanation: With the new Flash CS5 you could write a Flash app and have that application compiled as a native iPad/iPhone app also. But Apple has with the current developer license agreement for the iPhone OS version (which will be used by iPhone and iPad) forbidden the development with other programming languages save those used/permitted by Apple. I don't know if Apple sticks with that license agreement, but at the moment this means you have to develop at least two versions (three if you count the upcoming new Windows Phone 7) of your application if you want the functionality to be consistent on all platforms.
It is a little annoying.

P. S.: HTML 5 is not there yet for this kind of functionality. Browser support needs to improve a lot to completely supplant Flash.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcus

The hardware was an HP Slate.

April 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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