In the April 1996 issue of Sport Diver (USA), Jett wrote the double-page spread feature article. The icing on the cake for him was one of his images of a female diver with a Giant Pacific Octopus appeared on the cover of the magazine. The editor told him it was the first cold water diving picture that up to that point had ever appeared on their magazine’s cover.
Our latest Third Age Expeditions column for Luxe Beat Media earned us another “Editors Pick”. “Gulet Odyssey: Blue Voyage of Dreams” recounts our adventuresailing the southern Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey on a traditional wooden Turkish gulet. The weblink is here. https://luxebeatmag.com/unconventional-underwater-photography-tips
It was a distinct honour to have been tagged as a contributing photographer to this is an eloquently written and beautifully illustrated new book by Cathryn Castle & Gui Garcia of C2G2 Productions. The book includes some stunning images contributed by a distinguished group of ocean luminaries such as Marty Snyderman, Michele Hall, Allison Vitsky Sallmon, Chris Huss, Tanya G Burnett, Jennifer Penner, Joel Penner, Evan Sherman, Barry Guimbellot, Ellen Cuylaerts, Eric Hanauer, Karen Straus, Jayne Jenkins, Douglas David Seifert, Kevin Davidson and Kevin Lee. It is available now on Amazon. LINK HERE
Unconventional Underwater Photography Tips
Our latest Third Age Expeditions column for Luxe Beat Media earned us an “Editors Pick”. This piece we titled, “Unconventional Underwater Photography Tips”. We promised to provide our column readers some photography tips and tricks from time to time so in this dispatch we share some tips to help improve your underwater photography. If you’re seeking something more enlightening than just being told, “Get Close, Get Closer and Shoot at an Upward Angle,” then check it out. https://luxebeatmag.com/unconventional-underwater-photography-tips/
Christmas in Cozumel
Our latest Third Age Expeditions column for Luxe Beat Media. This story, “Feliz Navidad From Isla Cozumel”, is about celebrating Christmas in the tropics promised to be a grand family adventure with no snow, no tree, no turkey, no stuffing and zero stress. https://luxebeatmag.com/feliz-navidad-from-isla-cozumel/
Our latest Third Age Expeditions column for Luxe Beat Media is alive and kicking online. Unknown Titanic of the Pacific details Alaska’s worst maritime disaster occurred 100 years ago on October 24, 1918 when Canadian Pacific Railway’s steel-built coastal steamer, SS Princess Sophia, ran aground at dawn on Vanderbilt Reef during stormy seas and a blinding winter blizzard. When she slipped beneath the frigid waves on October 25th, she took all 366 souls onboard with her. https://lnkd.in/gdw2_kE
Sombrero Island in the Philippines
Our latest Third Age Expeditions column, Descend Into Sombrero Island’s Tubastraea Heart, for Luxe Beat Magazine went live today. Check it out at https://luxebeatmag.com/descend-into-sombrero-islands-tubastraea-heart
That feeling one gets when you learn yesterday that an article you wrote back in 2015 (“Queen Charlotte Strait” which was published in Norway) also got you the magazine’s cover shot. It never gets old to see your photography in print. ?
Our Luxe Beat Magazine monthly column, “Third Age Expeditions” is alive and kicking. Our first post was called called “An Explorer’s Life Laid Bare” which you can find here.
Our second story in June is “A Fish Called Emma: Bahamas Tiger Shark Diving” you can find here. Check us out and send us some love with a comment.
An Explorer’s Life Laid Bare
A few weeks ago, I was approached to author a monthly column for “Luxe Beat Magazine – Where Quality Meets Luxury.” I accepted and we agreed on naming the column “Third Age Expeditions,” which will primarily be about exploratory travel adventures and doing some “off the beaten path” things you may never have thought of doing before. In their own words, “Luxe Beat Magazine is the premiere resource for all things luxury. Our writers travel the globe to uncover the absolute best that the world has to offer. With content provided by a consortium of the most esteemed and talented writers in the luxury and travel industry, Luxe Beat offers an uncommon perspective.”
If you get a chance, show us some love and check out our column. Don’t be shy. Please feel free to leave some eloquently written, embarrassingly glowing, comments that would even make one of the sixteen vestal virgins who were leaving for the coast blush. Of course, I remain open to answering the front door bell for couriers delivering a gratuitous bottle of single-malt scotch to fuel my Hemingway-esque sort of general malaise that only the genius possess… and the insane lament. Cheers! ?