The Unconventional Traveler
The Vision of Hawk
For the past 25 years international documentary photographer and explorer Daryl Hawk has traveled alone to some of the most remote and isolated places in the world telling stories with his camera. Hawk spends weeks at a time documenting and immersing himself in different cultures and landscapes. Also a travel writer and poet, his articles and images often appear in magazines and newspapers worldwide and he has also been featured several times on NBC's Today Show and on FOX 5 television. He is a member of the Explorers Club, founded in New York City in 1904 to promote the exploration of land, sea, air and space.
Hawk is also the producer and host of the Cablevision television show The Unconventional Traveler which features some of the world's leading explorers, adventurers, travel photographers and filmmakers, who share their work from various expeditions and documentaries. Daryl has produced more than 100 shows over the past ten years; some of his guests have been Buzz Aldrin, Jane Goodall, and naturalist George Schaller.
Additionally, Hawk has published two books: Distant Journey, his favorite 150 color photographs taken from some of the most remote places around the world and Quiet Moments, a compilation of 120 black and white nature, nautical, New England, New York City and miscellaneous travel images.
Daryl Hawk offers four core programs, but can also fashion a program specifically tailored to your desires. Not only is Daryl a world traveler and photographer whose work will fascinate you, he is also a warm, accessible human being who loves to enter into dialogue with his audience as he answers their many questions.
It's the Journey That Counts
Daryl brings his audience along for an unforgettable, visually stunning journey that starts at the top of the world in the Canadian Arctic and continues throughout all of North America, Central America and South America, Patagonia, Antarctica, New Zealand, culminating in the hidden Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. He is a living example of someone who through discipline and courage has found the way to both make a living and follow the dreams of his heart and soul. This presentation explores how each of us can define and develop the qualities of strength, which Daryl called "the adventurous heart." Combining his spectacular photographs and his powerful storytelling, Daryl inspires audiences to see the world with new eyes.
Forging a Vision - Reaching Your Goals in Unconventional Ways
For over 25 years, in addition to travelling the world, taking breath taking photographs which have been published worldwide, and making documentaries, Daryl Hawk has run a successful full service photography studio, hosted and produced a television show, written numerous articles on travel and photography, and published two books. This Unconventional Traveler knows what it takes to succeed and is able to impart his knowledge in a most entertaining way! Sharing the real life experiences and lessons he has learned in preparing and taking his amazing journeys on the back roads of the world, he entertains, educates, enlightens and motivates audiences to live life with great passion, desire, focus, vision, and perseverance - and to have the courage to take the necessary steps toward reaching their goals.
In the fall of 2004, Daryl Hawk spent a month alone and off-season traversing the mythical and medieval kingdom of Bhutan. Secluded in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, Bhutan remains an enigma of Asia. Its peaks are shrouded with mist and magic, the forests are dense, the people are friendly, and they measure their standard of living according to "Gross National Happiness." The air is pure and Buddhism is the dominant factor of daily life.
Hired to shoot a film documentary and given extraordinary access by the royal family, Daryl had the distinct honor of carrying the Explorers Club flag with him on this expedition. (A flag expedition must further the cause of exploration and field science.) Daryl traveled at altitudes of 6,000 to 13,000 feet on some of the windiest roads in the world. He was blessed with daily adventures, unexpected spiritual encounters and extraordinary good luck with weather and the timing of key events.
Shooting, talking, listening and learning from sunrise to sunset, Daryl Hawk immersed himself in the land, the people, the culture, letting the journey take him where it would. A disciplined, passionate professional, he believes that taking things slower allows people to analyze who they really are, what they're most passionate about, and how they can achieve their best results. Although traveling solo, Daryl says, "It was a team effort. There were people who helped me along the way, kept me on course, helped me avoid pitfalls and overcome obstacles." The proof in the pudding are Daryl Hawk's photographs of dramatic and rarely seen before landscapes, stunning Buddhist monasteries and fortresses, ancient secret religious ceremonies and festivals, the King's birthday celebration, and the lifestyles of the people of Bhutan.
As your eyes take in Daryl Hawk's remarkable journey, this purposeful non-conformist, in love with photography and adventure, will share with you Forging A Vision: Reaching Your Goals in Unconventional Ways. Throughout this presentation, Daryl makes insightful connections between these lessons and the challenges encountered everyday in the business world. For Daryl Hawk, these challenges have led to powerful experiences where positive thinking and determination taught him to take a visionary look at opportunities and move beyond their limits. These lessons can be applied to any organization, company or school - to your life!
Unconventional Travel: Explorations Close to Home
In these challenging economic times, Daryl draws on his experiences as a worldwide traveler, local explorer, and author of The Art of the Road Trip. He will show how you how to become an Unconventional Traveler close to home. You just may become a photographer to boot. Daryl will draw upon his 25 years of road trips throughout New England documenting nature, landscapes, people and the day-to-day life of rural America. While showing black and white images, he will give you combined photo tips, as well as useful ideas on planning and realizing your own adventures. Daryl will also talk about the art of encountering people. You will learn the joys of concentrating, studying and discovering the unexpected close to home, and looking at life up close, off the beaten path.
Call of the Wild
Daryl Hawk offers a 45-minute program targeted specifically to high school or college music departments and to local chamber music groups. You provide the music, live or recorded, and Daryl Hawk will provide a photographic background with 200 of his favorite color nature and landscape photographs from around the world. It will be a cooperative effort that is a real audience pleaser.