Dylan Gordon’s Best of 2017 (NSFW)

When I first met Dylan Gordon, I used my work here as a guise to get him to take me on one of his wild adventures. He put me on the back of his motorcycle and took me to a watering hole in Ojai where we went skinny dipping and rock jumping and generally waited for the world to stop waiting for us. And we’ve been doing it ever since. I write this in the middle of a road trip from a motel in Australia, where the wifi barely comes through and we’ve spent the last few days swimming at empty white beaches. He’s the first in this year’s Live FAST Best Of series.

Part Indiana Jones, part Steve McQueen, this photographer has spent his years carving a niche in a world where there are few niches left to carve. While social media might highlight reel some of his best shots, they are not staged and for the most part not planned. He travels the world living out the adventures he seeks to capture – horseback in Argentina, sea bound in Russia, hanging off the side of a motorcycle in the Himalayas. He reaches to the far edges of the earth, circling it time and time again every year.

By nestling himself into the group he travels with, he manages to capture his happenings in the most intimate way. We are not looking through the camera, rather just sitting back to listen to all the good stories he has to tell. His images are high octane dreamy, bathed in golden light, and always on the move. They will make you want to quit your job, sell your car, and pick a new spot on the globe. Because if he isn’t spending (and capturing) his life going fast, jumping off something, climbing up it, or charting new territories, well then he isn’t living his life at all. I’m just always trying to keep up.

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