Last year in Patagonia with Brendan van Son, Thomas Heaton, and Greg Snell was my first real landscape photography trip.

Previously I hadn’t taken photography seriously as a hobby; after years in Japan I had taken lots of pictures, but they were mostly tourist snapshots.

I was determined to make 2018 the year I decided if photography was going to be my main hobby. I couldn’t wait for the day BvS would announce his trip. What a surprise bonus that Thomas Heaton was also going to be there. I was one of, if not the first, to signup for the trip. If the trip went well, I told myself, then I’d put more effort into landscape photography; if not, then I’ll need to find something else to do with my time.

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