We are storytellers, sailors, and scientists living on a 42' sailboat named Daedalus.
In Greek mythology, Daedalus was the master craftsman frequently credited as being the father of sailing. We are in the process of renovating Daedalus to make her fully solar and wind powered, with the goal of being completely sustainable and self sufficient.
Jennifer Adler grew up racing much smaller boats in small circles far north of Florida in Massachusetts and at Brown University. After a 10-year hiatus from dinghy racing post-college, she is back for some big boat sailing adventures. She is not much of a chef but can make a mean smoothie, salad, or PB&J and definitely doesn’t believe that bananas are bad luck on boats. Jenny is a freelance photojournalist focused on science and conservation. She is also a cave diver and freediver and is far more graceful beneath the surface than on land.
Ian K. Segebarth can fix pretty much anything on the boat, engines included. The boat literally wouldn’t run without him. He is the resident engineer, grill master, bartender, and bird spotter. And also the beard master. Ian is a scuba instructor and freelance photographer and had traveled to every continent before he turned 21. When we’re not amidst a global pandemic, he runs a travel company and guides trips all over the world.
Our goal is to produce powerful visual stories in, on, and under the sea. We see scientists and local community members as collaborators in the storytelling process and seek to use our science backgrounds, as well as technical diving and freediving expertise, to bring their stories to life in an accurate and impactful way using writing, photography and videography.
The purpose of our work is to bring under-reported science and conservation stories to new audiences and inspire action to protect our oceans. We will work from our sailboat, which is completely powered by solar and wind, in order to have minimal impact on the planet and oceans that we call home.