Former Royal Marine Commando Ian Finch, is an adventure and outdoor brand photographer, expedition guide and journalist whose been travelling to remote environments for over 10 years. Ian's desire to record, capture or lead expeditions in unfamiliar corners of the globe is driven by an urge to learn about traditions from the native cultures that call it home. His major 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
• Lowe Alpine
• Vodafone UK
• The Telegraph, The Guardian
• Mens Health
• Oceanographic Mag
• Outdoor Photography Mag
• Firepot Outdoor Food
• SUP International Mag, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, World Paddle Mag
• The Great Outdoors Magazine
• Featured on ITV and Good Morning Britain as an outdoor consultant.
His latest expedition, 1,300 mile journey to retrace the footsteps of the Cherokee removals was featured heavily for Sidetracked magazine. Also, his 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, landscapes and people.
He combines his love for photography, writing and filmmaking with wild landscapes and the great outdoors. When not overseas, Ian lives in London, UK.