Former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch, is an expedition photographer, outdoor guide and adventure journalist whose been passionately travelling to remote environments for over 10 years. Ian's deep desire to capture or lead expeditions in unfamiliar corners of the globe is driven by discovery and the urge to understand the depth of traditions from the native cultures that call it home. His expeditions or creative journeys are linked with this cultural thread or are part of his "Traditions First" lifetime project.  

His photography, expeditions or writing have featured for Sidetracked Magazine, VodafoneUK, Oceanographic Mag, Outdoor Photography Mag, SUP International Mag, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, The Telegraph, The Standard, Men’s Health, The Great Outdoors Magazine and for The Adventure Travel Show. Ian also featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant. His latest expedition, a 2000-mile canoe descent of the Yukon River, was included in the top 10 adventures by the Guardian. Ian has also led or participated in cultural expeditions to Alaska, Mongolia, Greenland, Indonesia, Tibet, Canada, Iceland, Nepal, China and Northern Norway. His raw passion for life is driven by creative discovery and capturing authentic bookmarks in time from expeditions and journeys. 


He combines his love for photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.