Hello and happy Monday! Welcome to Bold Moves Podcast Episode Eleven Ryan “The Buddha” Baudhuin!! This week’s episode is with an old friend of mine who has been through some serious changes in the past decade(ish) we’ve been friends, including (but not limited to) growing copious amounts of facial hair. He’s left a steady job with the government to explore the great outdoors as a professional nature photographer and hunter – something I didn’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 I’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 I’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 you’ve seen the more absurd portion of Buddha’s existence, I DEFINITELY need to share some of his work! 😍
From his camera and I to your eyeballs and brain… You’re welcome! Isn’t his work impressive??
I’m sure you’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! Here’s the gallery he mentioned at 500px.com. Here’s his professional hunting facebook page, and here’s the facebook page for his photography! Of course, you can find the photography on Instagram, and here’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!
Here’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 you’ve made? How do you recommend making connections? Comment below with your answer!
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