365 days is a lot of time to seek out stories on adventure, gear, and everything in between. Here’s a look back at the best of GP’s photography over the course of 2015 — from the beautiful alternative reality of mis-exposed film in the Swiss Alps to stunning images of the American West’s largest wildfires.
The Real Toll of the West’s Battle with Fire
Hot Rod Racing on the Beaches of Wildwood
The Beauty and Spectacle of the Monaco Grand Prix 2015
Life and Labor Aboard a Maine Lobster Boat
By Jack Seemer: 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.
A Long Lunch with the Lancia Delta Integrale
Helicopters, April Powder and a Hasselblad
By Henry Phillips: Who says you can’t get good snow in the middle of April? We bid farewell to winter with four days of heli-skiing in Western Canada. (To see the photo essay in its entirety, subscribe to the Gear Patrol magazine.)
Inside Brooklyn’s Traditional Japanese Indigo Studio
Crossing the Border into Baja California’s Tough, Dusty Wasteland
Driving the 730 Horsepower Ferrari F12berlinetta
The Splendor of Milford Sound, Under Rain and Fog
An Old Surfer’s Heyday, in Film
Ballard Trent Edwards V: In Hawaii during the late 1970s, after the last of the night’s parties and music and campfires had died down, Ballard Trent Edwards V would strap a massive longboard to the roof of his VW Fastback and drive to the beach.
Risk and Reward at the Small-Town Rodeo
By Henry Phillips: There’s big-time rodeo, and then there’s small-town rodeo. The two worlds are wildly different, and on the small scale, the stakes in safety are very high. (To see the photo essay in its entirety, subscribe to the Gear Patrol magazine.)
The Fortuitous Panorama of Mis-Exposed Film
At the 2015 Miami Open, Shades of Tennis Royalty
Postard: The Final Days of the TWA Terminal