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I’ve been documenting the experience of flying a paraglider over dramatic landscapes for low altitude perspectives.  This photo featured in the December issue of Men’s Journal, was by far the most incredible flight I’ve been on.  I was in Canada shooting a winter kite-sailing competition, where I discovered this remote lighthouse frozen into the St. Lawrence River.  

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Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.   Paragliding 200 feet above the St. Lawrence River, Michael Eudenbach looks down at ice floes broken by tankers pulling in and out of a shipping channel near Trois-Rivieres, 84 miles northeast of Montreal.  “The ice is three to four feet thick,” says the photographer, 38, who fastened a camera to the gliders wing and used a remote trigger for this shot.  “It’s stable enough to hike out to the lighthouse (top left), which is surrounded by water all summer.”  From December till March, kite- and windsurfers congregate to take advantage of the thick ice and high winds.  The biggest challenge is the temperature, says Eudenbach.  “At 15 degrees I could fly for only 20 minutes before I got too damn cold.”   – Dacus Thompson / Men’s Journal / December 2008

My photography was mentioned in Photo District News (PDN) magazine’s feature article profiling several “new recruits” to stock photo agencies.  I signed with Masterfile, a leading stock agency based in Toronto, in March 2008:    

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Five of my images were chosen as “Nominees” in the 4th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography.

Thousands of images were received from sixty-two countries. The nominated photographers were selected by a who’s who Judging Panel from the international photography community, including Sotheby’s, Tate Gallery (London), and Fratelli Alinari Museum (Florence).

“The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft,” said the awards Creative Director, Basil O’Brien.

You can view the 4th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/index.

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BICYCLING magazine published a photo from a shoot I did of triathlete Kris Muller on Point Reyes in California to illustrate an article about training drills for cyclists.  In the September 2008 issue.

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