By day Flash Parker is a wilderness survival expert in the same tradition as Paul Bunyan and Shaft. He has been known to wrestle grizzly bears to a draw, crack turtle shells with his bare hands, and crawl inside a living moose for warmth.
By night Flash is a writer and photographer originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Flash has spent the last few years traveling far and wide in search of inspiration, with his photographic adventures taking him across Canada and the USA, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and South America. His work has been published by Asian Geographic, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Magazine, Escape Magazine, Groove Magazine, Reader’s Digest, American Cowboy, and more. His work has been translated into five different languages, none of which he can actually read. Flash was nominated for a PATA Gold Award in destination journalism, though he lost in record fashion. Flash is interested in responsible travel, global sustainability, the economics of life on the road, and good beer. He speaks a little bit of Korean, a little less French, and a heck of a lot more English than he lets on.
Flash also runs Flash Light Photography Expeditions, a photography company dedicated to providing in-depth photographic adventures to keen enthusiasts from around the globe. When he's not rumbling through a jungle or dancing across a desert halfway around the world, Flash is usually shooting musicians, artists, dancers, or anyone else silly enough to get in front of his camera.
Flash has rocked the Money Maker on assignment throughout 2012. "I doubt that the Money Maker makes my photos any better," Flash says, "but it does help me look pretty damn good when I take them. When I look good, I feel good. When I feel good, I take better photos. So forget what I just said - the Money Maker absolutely makes my photos better. "While form is one thing, the functionality of this harness is in another league when compared to other camera carrying systems. My job requires me to carry two camera bodies into the field on nearly every assignment; the Money Maker makes it possible to carry two cameras comfortably without putting excess stress on my shoulders or back. An extra strap allows me to hook up to a third camera, or, when in Nepal, strap myself to the back of a yak. You can't find flexibility like that with another camera system. Also, the Money Maker looks good. Have I mentioned that? And walking around with the Indispensable Wallet in American Bison in my back pocket makes me feel like Abe Lincoln just slapped me on the butt. I've already asked the HoldFast crew to make me something out of Yeti leather for 2013."
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