Hi. I'm Mark Stadsklev a.k.a. alaska photo pilot. I have had maybe 50 jobs in half a dozen states in my 50 plus years of living out west. From de-tasseling long rows of corn stalks one at a time, to daycare teacher, fork lift driver, roofer, fry cook, waiter, scuba diver, chimney sweep, actor, stage manager, night clerk, pool hustler, and others I've forgotten. For me flying and photography naturally go together. One job feeds the passion while the other keeps the walls of the pocket book from sticking together, and sometimes they switch roles. Alaska is a great place to be a bush pilot and photographer.
I am just now getting this new site started but I want to be sure and mention you can purchase my big 12x12 photography coffee table book "Alaskan Air: Natures Artwork on the Alaskan Landscap
e", either from Amazon or if you want it signed, from me directly. There are over a 100 pages of Alaskan wildlife and scenic images to thrill you. Just click on the above link and every image has a link to purchase the book using Paypal. In the U.S. it's only $12 more to ship it Priority Mail and you or your friend will have it in about 4 days. The book is just $49.95 and was very nicely reviewed in Anchorage and Fairbanks newspapers
. I also sell a case of 12 at a huge discount and ship via media mail. This is the first edition and it's about half sold out, so don't wait too long.
If you want something smaller as a gift you can find in my video gallery a few clips from the DVD, "My Alaskan Pilot's Photo Logbook
" which is only $19.95 plus shipping. (note not all video clips are in the DVD for sale).
Finally, it means a lot to me if you "Like" an image or gallery, and comment in the guest book. I so look forward to hearing from each of you. So visit often and enjoy the new website.
(PS, I should not have to mention this but all images are copywritten and no use, capture, linking etc. of any image is allowed without my expressed written permission, sorry to have to remind some folks.)
Eagle River, Alaska