Photographer Carsten Peter tests the thermal suit that Sims used to get close to the lava lake. “It can protect you from the radiant heat, but if you get hit with a lava splatter, the force will likely kill you,” he says. For 30 years Peter has explored volcanoes around the world. “Seeing at close range the primal forces that shaped the planet can be hypnotic. You cannot allow yourself to fall under a volcano’s spell, especially one as unpredictable as Nyiragongo. That can be a fatal mistake.”
Pretty cool, right? But is it really Yoko Ono? This recent NYT article talked about celebrities who have people blog or twitter for them. But my gut tells me Yoko is doing this on her own. Check out her feed.
Jarrett has scored a few assignments with one of the country’s (and the world’s) premier magazines, National Geographic. He will write a few short pieces for them to appear in issues next year. Look for the first one in March.