AJ Barse

AJ Barse, based in Bellingham, Washington, is widely recognized as a talented podcaster and award-winning photographer, whose passion for global exploration knows no bounds. Focusing on media and photography, he collaborates with local and global brands, drawing inspiration primarily from the natural beauty of the Cascadian region. Embracing the active lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest, AJ finds creative fuel on the summits of the PNW’s mountains and under its sea. He is a seasoned hiker of the Cascades, and an avid scuba diver, constantly exploring the waters of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. In each artistic endeavor, AJ’s curiosity is consistently drawn to understand how [digital] creativity, [analog] exploration, and the passage of time impact our experiences and perspectives in life. Throughout his journey as an artist, he interprets life through the guiding principle of his motto, “fac tempus ad explorandum,” encouraging himself and others to always “make the time to explore.”

The Analog Exploreris a journey with fellow enthusiasts in the #watchfam to discover their passions. As a professional photographer, active hiker, and recreational diver based in the Pacific Northwest, host AJ Barse shares his drive for exploration through engaging discussions with avid collectors and creative watchmakers. Through insightful interviews, The Analog Explorer™ celebrates the impact and art of horology. The most universally limited resource is time; and the Analog Explorer reminds us all of the need to Fac Tempus Ad Explorandum i.e. “Make the Time To Explore.Available in your favorite podcast app.

As seen in

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Essence Of Bellingham
featured on Pacsafe site (screenshot)
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Whatcom Museum

In the press


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