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David McLain – Photographer

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National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, and best-selling author David McLain honed his photographic chops shooting feature-length assignments around the world for National Geographic magazine. His assignments took him to six continents and often required 200 days on the road each year. He’s photographed seven feature stories for National Geographic, shot for major brands like Sony and Apple, and was director of photography for the feature documentary Bounce, which premiered at SXSW in 2015. For 15 years, together with author Dan Buettner, David has traveled the world to study and document the world’s five Blue Zones. His work on the Blue Zones project has produced several books, including a New York Times best-selling cookbook Blue Zones Kitchen, and stories for National Geographic, Smithsonian, and others. David is also one of the original Sony Artisans of Imagery.

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The Blue Zones: Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity

Join photographer David McLain on a journey to a life well-lived as he uncovers the secrets of the Blue Zones—where people around the planet regularly live vibrant and healthy lives beyond 100. David has spent 15 years working alongside author Dan Buettner to study the habits and rituals of centenarians in five geographic locations: Loma Linda, California; the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica; Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; and Okinawa, Japan. Now, through personal anecdotes and scientific research, David shares how adopting practices they share—an ocean apart—can add eight to 10 quality years to our own lives.