Hello. My name is Jeff and I’m an adventurer, photographer and writer. It’s a mouthful but I find it hard to distinguish where one passion ends and the other begins. I love compelling stories about the outdoors and I admire people who’ve turned adventure into a career.
While my editorial portfolio lives at photojbartlett.com, I’ve started this blog to satisfy my own curiosities about the art and craft behind adventure.
The art of adventure being the compelling stories and stunning photography that inspires us to play outside, and the craft of adventure being the behind-the-scenes stuff like route planning, technical outdoor skills, and both writing and photography techniques.
In the end, I hope, simply, to provide the tools required to: Get Inspired. Go Outside. Explore.
More about Jeff Bartlett
For the past decade, I’ve been an adventure nomad. At first it was a gap year, then a year to figure out what I wanted to do. 2002 quickly became 2012. I worked as a gun salesman, quasi civil-engineering technologist, front desk agent, hotel night manager, gondola operator, industrial snowmaker (honest), assistant financial accountant (how’d that happen?), bartender, industrial snowmaker (again), and environmental data collector.
But all those jobs were just to pay the bills; I just wanted to tell stories.
Somewhere along the line, I went back to school and graduated with a diploma in journalism and photojournalism. I also bought my website, photojbartlett.com, and began work as an adventure freelancer. I wrote for websites and magazines and worked for tourism offices. In the past six months, I’ve had more successes than failures. It took three years of rejection letters to reach that point. I learned success in the arts is a daily battle that I won’t always win. I also learned that I have little choice. Life as an adventure freelancer – re: a photographer and writer focused on outdoor adventure – isn’t a choice. It’s a calling.
And by launching adventurefreelancer.com, I hope to share my journey with you.
About the Adventure Freelancer’s Past Adventures:
This is neither to justify my credentials nor to brag. I’m often asked where I’ve traveled and why.
- New Zealand in 2003
- Puerto Natales, Chile, to Mendoza, Argentina in 2010
- Bariloche, Argentina, to Chiloe, Chile in 2011
- Mendoza, Argentina, to Villazon, Bolivia in 2011
- Whistler, British Columbia, Canada in 2004, 2005, 2006
- Argentina and Chile in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
- Tromso, Norway in 2006
- Jasper, Alberta, Canada in 2011, 2012
- Paso de Las Ovejas, Ushuaia, Argentina in 2007
- Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Chile, in 2007
- Los Glaciers National Park, El Chalten, Argentina, in 2007
- Hielo Azul, El Bolson, Argentina, in 2007
- Nahuel Huapi Traverse, Bariloche, Argentina in 2007
- Laguna Ilon Ilon, Bariloche, Argentina in 2008
- Cerro Lindo, El Bolson, Argentina in 2008
- Juan de Fuca, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in 2009
- Berg Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada in 2012
- Too Many to list, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada in 2012
Mail: Box 2890, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0