Wow, it's been a whirlwind of a month! I started out exploring the monasteries on the cliff sides of Meteora, then boarded the Sea Cloud to sail the Greek Isles and make our way up north through Albania, Montenegro, and finally ending up in Croatia. After three weeks on board the most luxurious and stunning sailing ship in the world, I headed to Switzerland where I spent three weeks hiking through the alpine in search of the most beautiful locations for filming and photography.
I spent the majority of my time in Zermatt - a quaint mountain town tucked high up in the mountains with a breathtaking view of the east face of the Matterhorn. I spent my days hiking and biking from one small village to the next in search of the most picturesque views, covering anywhere from 5 to 20 miles in a day. I was extremely fortunate to make friends with several charismatic people along the way, many of whom were amazing skiers, bikers, paragliders, and overall skilled outdoor enthusiasts. I took advantage of these new connections by filming them as often as possible, and trying to capture unique footage that would represent Zermatt at it's best.
It was a painstaking process trying to bring all my equipment with me on this adventure, as I wanted to collect footage in a number of ways (still photos, timelapse, video, aerials). With about 70 pounds of gear, it was no easy task talking myself into waking up before sunrise to hike miles in the freezing cold and set up for a single shot that would probably only comprise of five to ten seconds in the overall video. Not only that, but sometimes it's a complete bust... I just have to remind myself that in the end, it will all be worth it. And it always is.
So without further adieu, please enjoy the video compilation I put together from my time in Switzerland, followed by a few of my favorite shots from the trip. Enjoy!