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| p.1 #18 · From the Edge with Peter Lik |
I've been watching the show and enjoy it. However, I think the guy is showboating for TV, mostly. Believe it or not, I've taken my own family and kids to many of the same locations I've seen him in, plus quite a few more that were even more "intense." He way over does how "dangerous" the places are. I see him on TV going on about how "tricky" a place is to walk in while dramatic music plays in the background, and laugh as I remember my then 8 yr. old son walking in exactly the same spot with no problem. The other night he was shown in Alaska, and the show was making a big deal out of the fact it was 7F below zero. , I regularly shoot here when it's 20F below, and have been out taking shots at -42F. Seven below zero isn't really cold at all. This is "adventure" made for urban people, I think. That said, his shots are good but no more exceptional than others who've kept at it as long as he has. He is a master promoter, and I don't mean that in a catty way (I myself am a full time sales rep.) What most photographers don't seem to understand is that marketing skills are more important than photography skills. All in all I like the shows. I like how he is showing that patience is required and that photography is all about using Light. Finally, I see him as the Steve Irwin of photography, except what he is doing is far less risky.
Kent in SD