I've been a long-time admirer of my friend Richie's photos and have been a secret reader of his personal blog for a few years now. This spread is probably one of the most intimate ones, in my opinion, that we have here at SUSPEND so far. Intimate in a sense that you feel like you may be creeping in on Richie's camping trip, lurking behind a tree or inches away from the giant boulder by the shoreline. But for me, seeing these photos as a group for the first time is a reminder that, especially now more than ever, we need to retain our sense of adventure. Our sense of wonder is perhaps the most valuable tool we have at our fingertips. I can't even begin to fathom how many hours I log weekly in front of a technological 'screen'. It's surely hard for any of us to break from our normal routine but here I am posing a challenge to our readers to isolate and turn off all the intricate 'noise' that have slowly become an extra appendage. Power off and get out. It's a hell of a world out there. 



WORDS BY Nicholas Mansouri

LOCATION Del Norte, Calif.

Diane Abapo Founder and Editor-in-Chief at SUSPEND Magazine.