The videographer’s solo tramp in a secluded area to share with those locked out
After being fired, an American chef uses his spare time in New Zealand and his film skills to give a glimpse of the wilderness to those around the world who are locked out.
Ryan Purvis, from Minnesota, worked in Arrowtown as a chef but lost his job due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Upon returning home, her friends and family remain confined, unable to eat in restaurants, gather in large groups and have been urged to stay home.
The videographer, who took up the hobby five years ago, shares his life in New Zealand with his 9,460 online YouTube subscribers.
He added a video, typically featuring picturesque backdrops around the country, every week.
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His latest video follows him on a solo trip to Earnslaw Burn, near Glenorchy.
The video features stunning footage of waterfalls, views of an icefall on Mount Earnslaw, rivers, forests, and stars in the night sky.
“Waterfalls are out of this world. It’s something you dream of, ”Purvis says to the camera.
Speaking of the trip afterwards, Purvis said “it’s [the video] meant to be for someone stranded right now and yearning for the mountains.
“I just wanted to share how beautiful this country is with people who cannot go out at the moment or travel.
“It is one of the hotspots in the world for scenic hikes.”
Purvis had a work visa, but since losing his job he had been granted a tourist visa until the end of the year.
The decision had given him the freedom to be creative, which he had focused on, Purvis said.
His partner, originally from South Africa, is still employed.
His decision to walk alone to Earnslaw Burn at night was a chance to spend some time alone and because everyone was at work.
Watch the full Purvis video here.