Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ski Tuning Shoot for Patagonia

About a week ago I met up with local skier, business owner and close friend, Bryce Phillips, to do a ski tuning shoot for Patagonia.


Bryce, who is not only a badass skier for Patagonia, is also the owner of Seattle's uber popular store Evo, a sporting goods store in Fremont. As a result of his ties to the shop, we were able to use the ski tuning room as our location for this shoot. Score!


As Bryce was nursing a sore knee for a few days, and the weather locally was dry as dirt, we turned our attention the more lifestyle oriented shots we could achieve off the snow. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Troy Lee Designs Shoot

Back in December of last year, I got called by Troy Lee Designs (one of the leading brands in bike and motocross helmets and apparel) to shoot their newest product, the A1 Helmet.


As the release of the helmet was a big secret, I haven't been able to talk about the shoot, until now... as the helmet was just announced to the public on the 23rd.


When originally called, I was asked to shoot the helmet in the mossy, green forests of the Pacific Northwest. I teamed up with local shredder, Lars Sternberg and we spent a day roaming around the overgrown, rain soaked forests just outside Bellingham.


Super stoked with how the photos came out.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

NY Times Article : Snow Fall - The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

As 2012 wound to a close, the New York Times released an article, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. An incredibly well written multi-media presentation detailing the tragic avalanche that occurred just outside the boundaries of Stevens Pass, Washington.

SnowFall NY Times

To say that this article hit close to home is a gross understatement. Stevens Pass is one of my home mountains and many of the skiers that were involved in the incident are close personal friends. To top it off, one of the skiers that perished in the avalanche, Chris Rudolph, was my best friend.

Rudolph NY TImes

Almost a year later, and I still haven't been able to write about his passing. However, the article written by John Branch really captured the event that unfolded last February 19th. I'm honored that the NY Times turned to me to help with some of the photos for this story.

Scott Tunnel NY Times 

If you'd like to read the full article, there's a link to it HERE. Check out all the interviews, slideshows, maps and videos that are embedded. It's a long read (I think it took me 3 1/2 hours to get through), but it's well worth it.