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World Class Skiing + World Class Food = Victory

January 24th, 2013
Toward the end of last year’s ski season I received a call from Bon Appetit that went something like this:

Magazine: ”Are you free to go shoot a food and ski story in Zermatt, Switzerland?”
Me: “Yes.”

Because, I mean, really, who turns down a job to ski AND eat at one of the best resorts in the world?! Not me, I can tell you that much. And so off I went, armed with a brief from New Yorker staff writer Nick Paumgarten, who had spent his childhood vacations exploring the mountains and ski runs around Zermatt.

I spent the next five days eating and skiing my way around the Swiss resort and venturing into Italy as well to see how the Italians ski and eat – very well it turns out.

It is also important for me to give a shout-out to the amazing founders of Epic Europe, Jack Shaw and Susanna Magruder, without whom I would not have been able to complete the shoot. Besides being amazing company (first and foremost) they also know the mountain (and everyone on it) inside and out and helped me lug far too much camera gear up and down and up again. If you are planning an adventure or food-centric trip to France, Switzerland, or any region in the Alps then look no further than Epic Europe. They’ll sort you out.

You can see more outtakes on my site here: http://andrewrowat.com/travel/zermatt_food_ski-all.html
You can pick it up on newsstands now (the Feb 2013 issue) or see how it ran here: rowat_bona_201302_zermatt-ski-food


Crumbling Burmese Architecture for WSJ Magazine

January 24th, 2013

In October of last year I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Burma to photograph at the behest of WSJ magazine. I was following in the footsteps of writer Tony Perrottet as he painted a vivid picture of the challenges surrounding the preservation of colonial architecture facing Yangon (formerly Rangoon) as it opens itself up to further tourism and regional investment.

The architecture in Yangon – and all the crumbling buildings – was like catnip for a photographer like me who absolutely loves photographing the spaces that we as people inhabit. I also had the good fortune of travelling on to Bagan and Inle Lake to explore more of the country.

I am planning on going back to Burma this year on a number of occasions (it is a bit of a commute) to continue photographing the country as part of a personal project.

You can see how the story ran here: rowat_wsjm_201302_burma-architecture

You can see some additional outtakes here: http://andrewrowat.com/travel/burma-all.html 

Mongolia Polo – In Chinggis Khan’s Ancient Capital

April 18th, 2011

Late last summer I was afforded a wonderful opportunity to travel to Mongolia (again – I have a habit of ending up there) at the behest of the good folks at British Airway’s High Life magazine. Once there I teamed up with the amazing Justin Cartwright, who in addition to being an incredible author is also a terrific person to spend a week with in a ger (the circular Mongolian tent).

Nestled in a valley (I will let you read the article) near the ancient Mongolian capitol of Karakorum, Shanghai Tang decided to stage a polo cup – an event that culminated with a set of International players taking on the best Mongolian players. With predictable results. The Mongolians delivered a sound beating to the international cast that was assembled.

Mongolia is a magical land and if you ever have the opportunity (or make) to go there you must seize it. You can view the result of the collaboration here: Mongolia Polo – British Airways High Life – Andrew Rowat

I have also updated the travel section of my site, so you can browse through the images there: http://andrewrowat.com/travel/mongolia_polo-all.html

WSJ Outtakes – Philip Johnson’s Dumbarton Oaks Pavilion

April 17th, 2011

A couple additional shots that didn’t run from the WSJ piece on Philip Johnson’s Dumbarton Oaks Pavilion in Washington DC.