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A Hiker’s Ever-Changing View from the Tent with @michaelmatti

For more from Michael’s adventures in the Pacific North and beyond, follow @michaelmatti on Instagram.

Even though his photography has taken him around the world, Michael Matti (@michaelmatti)’s heart—and Instagram feed—belong to beautiful landscapes near his home in Seattle.

“The amazing outdoors scene in the Pacific Northwest inspired me after college,” he says. “There is so much to see with its sea-stack-filled beaches, rugged mountains and cascading waterfalls.”

Michael frequently frames nature shots through tents, a technique he says is common among his peers. He also includes a human or animal figure against every backdrop—no matter how small they appear in the image.

“People give scale to nature,” he says. “A waterfall shot with a tiny person in the frame helps to really add a sense of wonder to the falls.”

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He  leaned  forward  and  wiped  the  tears  from  my  cheeks  with  the  sleeve  of  his  own  kefta.  "If you tell me you cannot bear this then I will send you from here and you need never wear those colors or walk the halls of the grand palace again. You will be safe. I promise you that."

I looked up at him, not quite believing. “Safe?”

"Safe. But I can promise this too. You are a soldier. You could be my greatest soldier. And if you stay, if you can endure this, one day all will know it.”

His  face  grew  serious.  “I  can  promise  you  safety,”  he  said.  “Or  I  can  promise  to  see  your  suffering  repaid  a  thousandfold.”  With  the  pad  of  his  thumb,  he  brushed  a  stray  tear  from  beneath  my  eye. 
"You decide, Genya." - (The Tailor, Leigh Bardugo)

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