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G. Brad Lewis  Pro photographer based out of Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. I specialize in volcanoes, but shoot it all. I'm also a ski bum, and lover of life.

Utah skiing. Just turned to spring. Perfect conditions. @deervalleyresort. My last ride today with a provocative five year old providing scintillating conversation. Doing single line shredding is always interesting. Grateful. #skithedifference #deervalleymoment #gbradlewis #utah

Cord =wood=good. First-chair spring groomers at @deervalleyresort is keeping a smile on my face. Grateful shredder... #skithedifference #deervalleymoment #gbradlewis #utah

Feeling grateful for the places that remain after the 2018 LERZ eruption. This road used to be red. I moved here, planted taro, and built a house in the early 80’s. Sometimes memories are all we have left... Aloha. #puna #hawaii

Makamae Street in transition. Leilani Estates. Puna Hawaii. 2018 Lower East Rift Zone Eruption. #kilauea #volcano #hawaii #gbradlewis #KilaueAloHawaii

One thing leading to another, and we have a natural disaster on our hands. Fissures of fountaining lava in Leilani Estates take out Kapoho and beyond. That will always hurt. And all these months later, hundreds of residents still can't get to their homes that remain, due to a lame local government that can’t bulldoze a simple road over lava. We exist on a dynamic planet. In our human form, we think we are pretty awesome, and that might be the case. But we also lack in so many ways. Yet we are conscious, with opposable thumbs, with the capacity to be kind and incredible. Lets choose to be good people, and focus on the positive. Good vibes only. #leilani #puna #kilauea #volcano #hawaii #gbradlewis #kilauealohawaii #PuuAilaau #kapoho #fissueAte

Back from another morning of skiing perfect groomers at @deervalleyresort - Utah, it’s either dumping light powder or it’s blue-bird. I’m quite fond of my ski-bum lifestyle. #cabinlife #wasatch #sledtoshred #gbradlewis #braUtahful #utah

Adventure and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Experience this planet and your life on your own terms. Everything we do is a choice. Choose wisely. •
#puna #hawaii #kilauea #volcano #gbradlewis #hawaii #KilaueAloHawaii

Pu’u Oo days. Camped on the eastern spillway. Shooting film. 100 rolls at a time. I had the place to myself for years. I’d invite HVO scientists to join me. (I was the contract photographer for Hawaii Volcano Observatory). The ever-changing volcanoscape was fascinating. The memories get sweeter as the years pass. Now this feature is a colossal open pit, absent of hot lava. The collapse of this lava lake contributed to the massive 2018 eruption in Lower Puna that caused so much destruction and change. •
#kilauea #volcano #puuoo #gbradlewis #hawaii

Happy International Women's Day! Being an awesome woman begins at birth. Let us honor all women, including Mother Earth.

Another reminder of the variety-paradigm that defines my life. A year ago today, after skiing deep powder in Utah the day before, I checked into the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Hawaii. Now, pleasantly exhausted from skiing powder all morning. Cold chardonnay in my hot tub shifts my gears in preparation for a repeat tomorrow, as the next storm system moves into the valley. Grateful. If variety is the spice of life, someone handed me the hot sauce.
#hapunabeach #hawaii #visionarywild #aloha

As the blizzard rages outside in Utah, I warmed up over this lava fountain-river image that I took last summer in Hawaii. Fire and Ice has been my lifelong theme. Time to go ski deep powder now, but when Pele starts dancing in Hawaii again, you know where I will be. Variety sustains me. Aloha! •
#kilauea #volcano #puna #hawaii #puuailaau #gbradlewis #bigisland

This happened in the last hour. It was totally dug out yesterday! Nuking storm. In like a Lion. #wasatch #cabinlife #brightonestates #gbradlewis #utah

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