Ian Tuttle

Ian Tuttle

 Ian is a photographer based in San Francisco.


This Man Lives Alone on a Dreamy Ranch with Redwoods

The architect Charles Bello has spent the past 52 years restoring forests from logging and protecting the land on his 400-acre Bello Ranch in Northern California. Here's what he's learned along the way.

Ian Tuttle
Apr 9, 2020

This 2-Hour Bike Commute Actually Looks Amazing

Most of us would groan at the thought of a two-hour one-way commute. Not Chris Schierholtz. Every day he rides 35 miles to and from his office at Mission Workshop, in the heart of San Francisco.

Ian Tuttle
Apr 29, 2019

Lessons Learned After 2,591 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail

This summer at the southern terminus of the PCT, photographer Ian Tuttle asked a bunch of thru-hikers why they were hiking. Months later and 2,591 miles to the north, he found some of them again and asked what they’d learned about themselves. Turns out, six months in the wilderness is a pretty good crash course in philosophy.

Ian Tuttle
Jan 8, 2019

This Is Why We Thru-Hike

Reporter Kathryn Miles and photographer Ian Tuttle caught up with some of the people hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year and asked them why they're hiking

Ian Tuttle and Kathryn Miles
May 30, 2018

The 68-Year-Old Canyoneer Legend Descending Death Valley

Scott Swaney, a former oilman and current badass a couple years shy of 70, has more first descents in Death Valley National Park than anyone on earth. He spent the past decade looking for everything from tight canyons to massive drop-offs and is believed to have led or been involved with 203 of the 258 first descents in the park. Swaney has burned through partners who couldn’t stand the heat and hard labor of exploring his hellish playground, but he continues to recruit new ones, eager to keep exploring. This spring, photographer Ian Tuttle, who had never canyoneered, stuffed his camera—a film Mamiya 645 AFDii—into a backpack and followed along.

Ian Tuttle
Jul 14, 2016

The Real Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail

Photographer Ian Tuttle set up camp three times throughout the summer on the Pacific Crest Trail, capturing snippets of the 2,663-mile trail that stretches the length of the West Coast. He made portraits of those he met, asked them questions, and even followed up with a few after their time on the trail.

Ian Tuttle
Dec 3, 2014