1. I photographed scenes from the largest wildfire in Washington State history where nature and the man made intersected resulting in destruction all over the Methow Valley. This was made near Malott, Washington in July 2014. 


  2. adambirkan:

    Starting a little side project. Not exactly sophisticated, but still good exercise for my eyes. 

    ©Adam Birkan

    My BFF Adam Birkan is photographing street food in Thailand and its awesome. 


  3. I’m in California for the next week working on a new project. Follow me on Instagram @iancbates and see what I am up to. 


  4. Starfish, Second Beach, Washington, August 2014. 


  5. My brothers, Hoh Rainforest, Washington, August 2014. 


  6. Elk, Hoh Rainforest, Washington, August 2014. 


  7. I got the chance to photographed Dr. John Pryor at his home last week for The Wall Street Journal. The story was about the skyrocketing prices of road bikes. Each of the bikes I photographed of John’s cost $10,000 and are entirely custom built. He was so easy to work with and was patient and willing to ride up and down hills during the hot midday sun. 

    The article is here: http://online.wsj.com/articles/rise-of-the-five-figure-bicycle-1408489679


  8. My older brother, Hoh Rainforest, Washington, August, 2014. 


  9. Morning fog, Forks, Washington, August 2014. 


  10. About a month ago I had the pleasure of following Joe Pakootas around for a day for Al Jazeera America. Joe is a Native American running for the United States Congress to represent the 5th District in the state of Washington. Joe was extremely kind and allowed me to do my thing. Assignments that allow me to spend time and get to know people are what makes me tick. Good luck to Joe as voting begins. 

    You can read the story here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/4/joe-pakootas-election2014.html


  11. Evan needs Tums, Chelan, Washington, July 2014. 


  12. North Cascades, Washington, August 2014. 


  13. Closed, Somewhere near the Cascades, Washington, August 2014. 


  14. Covered, Wenatchee, Washington, July 2014. 


  15. Dave, Chelan, Washington, July 2014.