Arita Baaijens, desert explorer, Founder Sahara Society Netherlands, FRGS
Explorer and storyteller, Fox believes in the power of nature to restore the human spirit. He uses his narrative to inspire the public to reconnect with the wilderness and seek to share nature’s teachings. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes poetic, his stories, his photos and his “Minute of Nature” video series capture the viewers through all their senses, leaving them sifting through their memories and remembering their own moments when they felt connected.
He writes about nature, exploration and about our complex relationship with the natural world. He is a Wilderness Systems sponsored sea kayaker, a Kokatat Ambassador, a Deuter Ambassador and a Delorme Ambassador.
The Wild Image Project
Ever since I was a young boy, I found my inspiration and comfort in nature. It taught me about life, and death, about change and evolution, about challenges and perseverance. Most importantly, it taught me about perspective and balance, about being humble and spiritual.
Nature has become an ideology, a debate, something people now humanize. While there is an extreme awareness, there is also an extreme disconnection with our planet. We continue to perceive ourselves as separated from the environment, superior with our technology. The Wild Image Project is an ongoing narrative that focuses on highlighting the true essence of nature and its teachings. Through my photography, writing and videos, I try to provoke a dialogue that forces the viewer to reevaluate its relationship with the environment. Nature is raw, rough, cruel, pretty, beautiful, inspiring, but above all, a humble experience.
“Daniel Fox is the quintessential explorer. Working with Daniel, I always looked forward to his dispatches as they came to us, as they’re guaranteed to drip with passion, courage, and stunning images the likes of which most people will never see. One part intrepid adventurer, one part naturalist, and one part environmentalist, Fox not only uses his expedition for personal growth, but documents it adroitly with tremendous technical craft, in order to share it with the world. His generosity of spirit makes for important work that will affect the destiny of our natural world positively. The work he produces enriches the lives of our readers by capturing their imagination, demonstrating the hidden industry of beauty that is our uncharted world.”
Stiv Wilson, former Editor In Chief, Wend Magazine