The Circle of HOPE

July 19, 2018 — July 23, 2018

This year I attended HOPE 12, The Circle of HOPE. “HOPE” stands for “Hackers on Planet Earth”, and is one of the older hacker conferences in the US. It’s put on every other year by the crew from 2600 Magazine.

Attending HOPE is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. While I didn’t take any photos in the conference itself, these are a few photos I took around the event.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

July 7, 2018 — July 8, 2018

A weekend at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Technically a work trip, but I managed to fit in one short hike on the dunes!


June 21, 2018 — June 27, 2018

Idaho, mostly in and around the Malad River Gorge, Shoshone Falls, and Craters of the Moon National Monument& Preserve.

Rocky Mountain National Park

June 16, 2018

A short excursion to Bear Lake and the Alphine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park.

About the Photographer

Nathan Acks

Nathan Acks lives in the Western United States. Over the years he's worked with a variety of different formats, from disposable point-and-shoot film cameras to high-end digital formats. These days he focuses on pushing the limits of smarrtphone photography.

When not photographing his adventures, Nathan spends his time thinking about the future and working to change the world for the better at a national non-profit.

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