Archive for February, 2011

Columbia F11 Shoot

My crew and I recently returned from several days in Southern Utah shooting our second project for Columbia Sportswear. Moab’s outstanding natural beauty and colder temps provided the perfect location to create trail running and hiking images for their fall 2011 collection. We had a great time and learned a few things along the way, including the value of OnStar in the middle of the desert. You guessed it: we locked the keys in the car. Let’s just say I liked their Facebook page because they saved us a from having to break a window and got our shoot back on track within 10 minutes.┬áDespite Gage’s repeated attempts to get airborne using our 4×6 Sunbounce as a glider in 45mph+ gusts, the weather was perfect for the shoot. The mix of wind, sunshine and just the right amount of clouds allowed us to create some stunning images.┬áMany thanks to Columbia, my ubber talented crew, our models and the staff of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks for the hard work. I’m in editing mode now but will post some pics soon.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 Recent Shoots 3 Comments

Behind-the-Scenes: Tennis

Check out our latest behind-the-scenes video from a recent tennis shoot here in Salt Lake City. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working hard to create some fresh images for the portfolio. Most of you know I’m a huge believer in taking the time for personal work, and many of these images have been dancing around in my head for some time. I am stoked to have finally created them! Several final images from this production and other recent shoots have been added to the “LATEST” gallery on my site. You can check them out here.

2011 Wenger Knife Catalogue

Over the past couple of years I have been working hard with Wenger to create a new library of stunning images as part of their rebranding campaign that was launched in the summer of 2009. Past assignments for them have taken me to some pretty incredible locations including the southern tip of South America to cover the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race in Southern Chile as well as to the Swiss Alps–the birthplace for the Wenger Brand. Their campaign is unique in that it is built around images of tiny people within a grand landscape–killer natural light and grand sweeping scenery are key elements. For our latest shoot this past summer we traveled to Colorado, a location near and dear to my heart. For a week we shot hiking, mountain biking and adventure travel images around Crested Butte and Ouray. Below are a couple of the final images appearing in their new knife catalogue. Additional images will be popping up this year throughout the rest of their campaign. Make sure to check out their site for some of the best knifes and watches in the industry and if you find yourself in Boulder, Colorado drop by their flagship store on Pearl Street.

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Monday, February 14th, 2011 News, Published Work 2 Comments

Behind-the-Scenes: Cross Fit

What do you get when you combine a truck load of gear, 2 hard working assistants, a brilliant hair/make-up artist and a couple of super ripped models? My kind of portfolio shoot. Hope you enjoy my first behind-the-scenes video.
Friday, February 4th, 2011 Behind-the-scenes, Recent Shoots 4 Comments

British Journal of Photography

Over the past year I’ve been working with consultant Suzanne Sease to help guide my business and tighten my marketing efforts. Together we have come up with some simple but creative ways to market my work that have been highly effective. The British Journal of Photography recently published a short article in their January 2011 issue about our efforts in hopes to give their readers some ideas on how to grow their own businesses in 2011. There’s no smoking gun when it comes to making it as a photographer, but commitment, hard work, and building good, old-fashioned relationships are definitely some key ingredients. You can read the article here. It’s targeted at photographers, but hopefully it gives you a kick of inspiration to press on forging your own path, whatever it may be.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 News, Photo Education No Comments