Photo Essay

The Photography of Chris DeLorenzo

Searching for Meaning in the Waves

With an interest in surf photography, Chris DeLorenzo jumped into the ocean with his camera. Instead, he fell in love with the water.

The Surfing Issue
78 years and 134 world champions

Gleason’s Boxing Gym, Professional Training for the White Collar Worker

Gleason's Boxing Gym has been in operation for 78 years, first in the Bronx and now in DUMBO, and is a legend among boxers for producing countless world champions and staying strong as the sport itself declined from its golden years. We spoke to owner Bruce Silverglade about his legendary gym, and who uses it.

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12,000 Miles to Nowhere

A Photo Journey In Search of the American Dream

In 2013, photographer Noah Emrich drove his parents' minivan 12,000 miles across the United States, documenting his journey through a newly published book, Bountiful. Here is what he captured.

America Issue
Friends in Far Places

Kiwi to the Core: The Faces of New Zealand

Despite New Zealand's reputation as one of the world's most scenic countries, the warm, hospitable people that live there provide all the more reason to visit.

The New Zealand Issue
Down The Long Driveway

Inside the Mid-Century Homes of New Zealand

In 2013, photographer Mary Gaudin photographed the modernist homes of her native country. But instead of focusing purely on the architectural elements, she captured the way these homes are lived in.

The New Zealand Issue
Makes You Think All the World's a Sunny Day

A Look Back at 75 Years of Kodachrome

In 2010, the final roll of Kodachrome was developed by Dwayne's Photo, a lab in Parsons, Kansas. These 64 vintage photos pay tribute to the bygone film, used by pros and amateurs alike.

A Master workshop, Enveloped in Clay

Heath Ceramics, an Enduring Mid-Century Modern Icon

In the past six decades, Heath Ceramics has grown to become an icon of mid-century modern design. But in their small, low-ceilinged factory in Sausalito, little has changed.

Photo Essay
Friends from Another Hemisphere

In Burma, David Heath Captures Smiles Over Scars

In his new photo book, David Heath focuses on Burma's smiles, not its scars. In this excerpt and photo essay, the globe-trotting photographer recalls what he loved most about the country.

No Days Off

Labor and Life Aboard A Maine Lobster Boat

For the lobstermen who call Penobscot Bay home, there is no off-season, and unpredictable waters make their jobs difficult and dangerous throughout the year. We paid one boat a visit to see what goes into catching a Maine lobster.

Racing on $500 and sheer will

Crap Cars and Real Racing at the 24 Hours of LeMons

The 24 Hours of LeMons is an endurance spectacle of cars that were "purchased, fixed up and track prepped for a total of $500 of less." Most of them break down, but everyone has a good time.

Breaking Ice Across the Great Lakes

Of Ice and Men

Last winter, Great Lakes sailors suffered the worst ice navigation season in 30 years. Over 95 percent of Lake Superior was covered with blue ice, some of it 50 inches thick. We boarded a freighter for the last crossing of the season.

The North Journal
Blinded by the white

Photo Essay: Cat Boarding at Baldface Lodge

Baldface Lodge is the mecca for powder hounds with a passion for backcountry in its purest sense, boasting over 32,000 acres of unadulterated terrain and 500 inches of fresh throughout a typical season.

Photo Essay
10 Hours from Wood Core to Mountain-Ready

How Custom Skis Are Made

From the client evaluation to the material selection to the tedious labor, one thing’s clear: making custom skis requires patience and skill. We recently watched the laborious creation process up close.

Mother Nature's Torture Chamber

Photo Essay: The Best of Dakar Rally 2015

406 cars, trucks, buggies, ATVs and motorcycles set off from Buenos Aires’ dense city center, drifted across dirt roads, flew through grasslands, navigated sand traps and threaded through mountain passes -- and that was day one.

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What Ancient Landslips Wrought

Photo Essay: Hiking the Storr

As we drove toward the Storr we could see the cliffs and the jagged rock pinnacles rising in the distance, partially obscured by clouds.

The Scotland Issue
Deeper Into the Heart of Scotland

Photo Essay: North Through the Highlands

We drove north toward our next destination, the Isle of Skye. Everything had thinned out but the country, which was opening up wider and wider, the mountains taller and the glens deeper, the colors around us shifting from warm greens to striking shades of brown, yellow and grey.

The Scotland Issue
Steel frames, gravel roads and good wine? Per favore.

Photo Essay: Classic Bikes and Tuscan Vistas at L’Eroica

The scenery is just one of the things that’s made L’Eroica one of the greatest organized rides in the world since Giancarlo Brocci founded it 30 years ago to help preserve the strada bianche, or white sand and gravel roads of Tuscany.

Photo Essay
Exploring an Unwelcoming Gem

Exploring the Harsh Beauty of the Cascades

The North Cascades aren't exactly user friendly. There are no drive-up views for the minivan crowd. Plush lodges and charming hamlets are few and far between. Rangers usually spend a lot of time telling you what a miserable time you’ll have if you put yourself at the mercy of the park’s capricious and violent weather. But with some grit and serious sweat, adventurers who press through those barriers reap major rewards. Photographer Chris Burkard covered our own recent trip.

Northern Roads Afar

1,000 Miles of British Columbia on Two Wheels

A fork in the road. Rarely in life does the metaphorical appear in such literal form. Yet there it was, and there we were. Twelve dust-covered motorcyclists on a journey through British Columbia’s beautiful northern interior, faced squarely with two paths and three options: left, right or turn around. This is where the riding stopped and the adventure began.

Break Boat

Surviving the Rolex Big Boat Series

The Rolex Big Boat Series is known by participants as the “Break Boat Series” for the toll it takes on boats and crews over four days of racing. GP's Jason Heaton braved San Francisco Bay's gusty winds and waves for a firsthand account.

Neck and Neck in the Skies Above Reno

The 500-mph History of America’s Highest-Flying Sport

On September 15, spectators at the 51st National Championship Air Race in Reno, Nevada witnessed a gut-wrenching photo finish. Thousands came to their feet and roared as two of air racing’s fastest, most highly-modified P-51 Mustangs screamed past the home pylon at 500 mph in the closest race at Reno in more than two decades. As the pilots pulled their racers skyward, up and off the race course, neither was sure who had won. Below, the thousands in the stands continued their howled excitement.

Hiking the Sleepy Cow

Photo Essay: Hiking Seoul’s Woo-Myun Mountain

Nearly one in three Koreans hike on a monthly basis — some consider it an “addiction” — where weekends at trailheads are backlogged with eager hikers dressed in brightly colored mountaineering gear. But several paces in, trails unfurl a multitude of unique sights to Westerners accustomed to sweeping landscapes. On a recent hike at Seoul's Woo-Myun Mountain we discovered a few for ourselves.

Photo Essay
Racing's Up-and-Comer Series Appeals to both fans and drivers

Red Bull Global Rallycross: The Best Racing You’ve Never Seen

Though you've probably never heard about it, Red Bull Global Rallycross is arguably motorsports' best kept secret, and its most promising up-and-comer. With its short, simple races, colorful drivers, insanely powerful cars, and racetracks made of dirt, asphalt and even water, it's easy to see why.

Lisbon, Porto and Pedras Salgadas

Photo Essay: Summer in Portugal

If a visit to London is European Vacation 101, and Paris is 201, Lisbon is a seminar-level adventure. GP contributor Ross Belfer demonstrates why with his photos from a summer visit to Portugal.

Photo Essay
Three days in Golden Gate Park

Photo Essay: Outside Lands

Kanye wore a mask. Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), a bodysuit. There was lots of denim, leather, and a handful of Chucks. Some sang the blues, some beat a drum. Big Freedia got white booties poppin’, and Kacey Musgraves left hearts to swoon. GP reports from Outside Lands 2014.

The Quail Preview

Photo Essay: A Rare Look at an Even Rarer Ferrari Collection

Ferrari enthusiast and luxury watch retailer David Lee is headed to this year's The Quail at Pebble Beach. And, more importantly, he's bringing his collection of vintage Ferarri supercars with him. We got a sneak peak at some of his rare beauties.

The Ferrari Issue

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