Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Backcountry Magazine Cover

I just got this from my photo editor over at Backcountry Magazine, the cover of the January 2011 issue. A huge thanks to Simon and the guys over at Backcountry for running my image on the cover. And another big thanks to skier Todd Ligare for the hard work he put in on this day of shooting in Utah. Thanks everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Ski Shoot at Stevens Pass

Something short and simple, but I thought it was kind of funny. I was shooting at Stevens Pass last week with skier KC Deane. We'd found a zone that was littered with downed stumps, logs and root balls that had created a fun pillow field for shooting. After scouting the area, we landed on this location and began shooting. My friend Josh Malczyk was riding with us and shot this little video.

Unfortunately, not everything goes as you had hoped, and on this take, KC came up a little short on his flip. Fortunately he was ok. But, it does showcase one thing about still photos... you don't always have to land everything perfectly in order to get a great still image.

Sorry KC for sharing this little spill and letting people know that you don't stomp every single air :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tim Lincecum Shoot for Red Bull

Just a short post to share some new work. This falls into the category of work that normally doesn't come my way, but I thought it still worth sharing.

At last Sunday's Seattle Seahawks game, Tim Lincecum (star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants) raised the 12th Man flag before the game. Red Bull, one of Tim's sponsors, brought me in to snap a few pics of him raising the flag.

As I said, not my normal gig, but still a lot of fun. A totally different experience than what I'm used to though. Having to coordinate with the NFL and the Seahawks game day coordinators was a bit daunting at first. However, everything went on without a hitch. It was a very editorial, photojournalistic style shoot. Not a lot of room to plan, style or coordinate with Tim. From start to finish, the whole thing went down in less than 5 minutes and I was jockying with 5 other photogs to get the best angle. All in all though, I'm happy with how everything went.

Thanks to Red Bull for bringing me in to shoot this. It's always fun to get outside of your normal routine and shoot something new.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Work in Print

Just wanted to post some of my my most recent and favorite tearsheets in print right now. Really happy with how these turned out. Thanks to all my clients for working with me on these campaigns. Enjoy!

Salomon Ad: Quest Boot Campaign

Contour: Point of Purchase Displays

Patagonia: Dealer Catalog Cover

Crystal Mountain: Brochure Cover

Dakine: 1.5 Page Ad

Atlas Snowshoes: Cabelas In Store Displays

Stevens Pass: Ad

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Moustache + November = Movember

This past month was the month of "Movember". What is Movember you may ask? Movember is an organization that encourages men to grow a moustache for the month of November to increase awareness about Prostate cancer. The rules are simple, start November 1st clean shaven and grow a moustache (beards are cheating) for the entire month.

I just heard about Movember about a month ago via a local Seattle Radio show (the men's room on 99.9 KISW) and loved the idea. My interest in Movember went deeper than just the simple humor in growing a moustache. My father had a bout with Prostate Cancer about 5 years ago. Fortunately, after surgery, he's been Cancer free ever since. However, seeing that Prostate Cancer runs in my family and knowing how many men will face it during the course of their lifetime, I wanted to do something to help raise awareness. "Movember" seemed like a perfect way.

And to be honest, I got a lot of questions during the month. Most centering around why in the hell would I grow such a hideous things voluntarily? "Had I lost a bet?" But, each of those questions was met with my response of "to increase awareness for Prostate Cancer". Most everyone liked the idea and was on board with it... all except for my wife Karlee, who despite liking the concept, couldn't wait for December 1st when I could shave again.

This year was just a trial to see how it was received. I plan on making a bigger deal of Movember next year and would like to encourage anyone reading this to sign up. I'd like to get a collection of fellow moustache wearers together for a portrait series to help spread the word. If you're interested, please make a post below.

And if you're interested in learning more about Movember or donating to the cause, click HERE to visit their website. Thanks!