Hello and happy Monday! Welcome to Bold Moves Podcast Episode Eleven Ryan “The Buddha” Baudhuin!! This weekâ€™s episode is with an old friend of mine who has been through some serious changes in the past decade(ish) weâ€™ve been friends, including (but not limited to) growing copious amounts of facial hair. Heâ€™s left a steady job with the government to explore the great outdoors as a professional nature photographer and hunter - something I didnâ€™t even know one could choose as a profession!
I mention his hair because when I went to his facebook page to steal his “about me” section (which is pretty epic):
Bearded Meatbat/Professional Champion/ Illegitimate Child of Marty Stouffer/High Ceiling & Low Floor,
I also decided to look at old pictures using the “See Friendship” function, and could barely recognize the Buddha Iâ€™d met ten or so years ago!
That was a photo taken back in 2008 at the big fundraiser for my first 3-Day/60-mile walk to fight breast cancer!
Even though Buddha was more serious than Iâ€™m used to (perhaps another sign of change of the last decade!), I had to share a couple of my favorite recent Buddha images (note: not examples of his professional photography!), and you can obviously see the difference in his choice of look!
Now that youâ€™ve seen the more absurd portion of Buddhaâ€™s existence, I DEFINITELY need to share some of his work! ðŸ˜?
From his camera and I to your eyeballs and brain… Youâ€™re welcome! Isnâ€™t his work impressive??
Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re looking at this and wondering - where can I see more? Or, where can I get my hands on a print?
Well, for the first one, here you go! Hereâ€™s the gallery he mentioned at 500px.com. Hereâ€™s his professional hunting facebook page, and hereâ€™s the facebook page for his photography! Of course, you can find the photography on Instagram, and hereâ€™s the Backcountry Traditions facebook page for more hunting adventures!
As for the second question, fortunately for you, Buddha was generous enough to donate a print to a lucky winner! The ways to enter are below, and you can peruse his gallery/facebook pages to pick out which print is your favorite!
Hereâ€™s how you can enter!
So, which of the images shown is your favorite? Have you ever had a job or perk fall into your lap because of connections youâ€™ve made? How do you recommend making connections? Comment below with your answer!
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