Thursday, December 2, 2010

Update long overdue...

I have really been lagging on this blog.. So I will try to bring it up to speed as quickly and painlessly as possible. So here goes,

I just wrapped up my summer shooting a couple weeks ago. I traveled all over the place this summer shooting photos/writing stories for DECLINE MAGAZINE. I also have been working with Haro Bikes, Camelbak, Lizard Skins, Mountain Bike Action, and others. I already posted about shooting at the Ranchstyle, but I also shot at Teva Mtn Games, Crankworx Colorado, Red Bull Final Descent, and Red Bull Rampage.. If you didn't catch any of the issues you can still order them at this link. These are the issues I had stories in this year-

The current issue has the coverage from red bull rampage and red bull burner. It just came out, and I actually haven't seen it yet myself.. Maybe I will put up a post with some Rampage shots that didn't get used after I see the mag..

I went up to Jackson Hole in early October to ride/film the trails on Teton Pass. I was riding/shooting a web video with Eric Porter for Haro Bikes. Even though it was late in the season we lucked out with conditions, the day after we left it snowed 2 feet on the trails. Here is the finished video-

Eric Porter's road trip to Jackson WY from Haro Bikes MTB on Vimeo.

It was a great summer to say the least, and event with all of the traveling I was able to get in a ton of riding myself.

The winter has already come on strong here, and I am super pumped to start shooting snow stuff. I will be working with The Canyons ski resort this year again, creating photo/video content for them to be used in a variety of marketing purposes. I am stoked to be involved with them, and looking forward to this season. They are also holding a contest right now for the Ultimate Mountain Gig which is basically a job blogging about the mountain that pays 40,000 dollars.. pretty wild. I put in an entry for the position, since I will already be up there shooting all the time anyway. If felt a little awkward being on the opposite side of the camera.. This is my entry vid-

They will announce the winner for the position on Dec 15th. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I am sure I am forgetting some of the stuff that has happened over the last few months, so when I remember I will try to post it up.. LET IT SNOW!

Monday, August 9, 2010

In Print Atom Lab Advertisment

I haven't posted anything for a while on this blog, but I have been really busy all summer. I shot Crankworx Co for Decline last weekend, I will post more on that soon.. In the meantime, this is an ad the Atom Lab has been running in various mags over the summer, I saw it in the Aug issue of Decline. It is a shot I took this year at Sea Otter. Glad to see that it got put to use.. Thanks Atom Lab!

I scanned this in from the mag, but due to the size a little bit got cut off the end...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Haro Bikes web edit, Teva Games 2010

I shot this web vid for Haro bikes while I was out at the Teva Games this year. It is basically just a course overview and some riding from the Haro Team, Eric Porter, Greg Watts and Brian Miller. You can see the edit on the Haro website as well.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Ellsworth Road Bike Shoot

I did a road shoot for Ellsworth Bikes a few weeks ago, and now that they have made their selection of photos I though I would post a few. This is a prototype Ellsworth Coefficient, and it is quite the ride. I don't know all of the details on this bike, but I do know that it has been hush hush... and if it says Ellsworth on it you can bet there were no shortcuts in building it. Ellsworth Bicyces are handmade in the USA, and built with pride.

The athlete pictured is James Lawrence, and he is riding in 30 triathlons this year. He is riding to help raise money to build earthen dams in africa to store rainwater, and provide clean drinking water for the people. You can read more about him here

The day the shoot was scheduled it turned out to be really grey and gloomy.. We had planned on shooting at sunset to get good light, and although we didn't get a sunset, we did end up getting some pretty dynamic looking clouds. In the end I was happy with how the shots turned out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

3 weekends 3600 miles

I spent the last 3 weekends shooting on the road.. California, Colorado, and Oregon.. It is good to be busy for sure, but it is also nice to be home. The Ranch Style comp in Grand Junction was killer. The course was super dialed this year. It is always a good event to be at, chill vibe, cool location and good crowd. I got some sick shots of the event, including a sunset photo session with Graham Aggasiz and Eric Lawernuk... look for the shots in and upcoming issue of DECLINE mag. Also I shot a web edit for vitalMTB-

Ranchstyle Slopestyle 2010 - More Mountain Bike Videos

Last weekend was spent shooting in Bend, Oregon and Jamie Goldman's "Upside Down and Under Ground Invitational" His yard is so epic. Huge jumps, multiple lines, drops, berms, all kinds of rad features. We also sessioned the Slalom Course and DJ's in Bend which were super fun too.. Bend is definitely MTB friendly. The comp was rad, the level of riding was unreal. Mike Montgomery was throwing down huge.. look for photos of the event in DECLINE soon.

Here is a shot of the riders-

and another VitalMTB vid I shot from the event-

Jamie Goldman's Invitational 2010 - More Mountain Bike Videos

Next stop TEVA GAMES

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sea Otter 2010

I spent last weekend in Monterey, California shooting the Sea Otter Classic. The weather was perfect this year, no rain, not to dusty. It was probably the best conditions for otter that I have ever seen. I shot the Dual Slalom and downhill events. The courses at sea otter are short, and they never really change, so it is difficult to get fresh shots. I ended up shooting berms on both courses, the one I shot on the DH course was one I have been eyeing for the last couple years. I was shooting tight, and following the rider/blurring the background, which can be tough especially with flashes.. I was stoked on how the shots turned out though. Here is one of many, this is George Stephenson (Yeti/Fox) shredding the berm-

On Monday the post office session when off in Aptos, with Semenuk basically inventing tricks... I decided to shoot some video of the jam and it ended up being featured on

Aptos after the Otter - More Mountain Bike Videos

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In Print DECLINE Mag March 2010

The March issue of DECLINE magazine is out. If you haven't seen it yet make sure to pick up a copy. The Red Bull Burner article that I shot/wrote a few months back is in this issue. They actually ran 6 pages in the mag and featured it on the cover!

Monday, February 8, 2010

In Print Never Summer Ad Mar 2010

I posted this shot a while ago in a slideshow of shots that I thought were not getting used.. (see below) I just found it it is running in the March issue of all major snowboard mags. I am really glad this shot ran, I though it was one of the better ones I had of this rider. Thanks to Ben, Coop and Jason for making this session happen-

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grand Prix at PCMR

So this post is a bit late, but I shot the Grand Prix Half Pipe comp at Park City last weekend for Snow Board Mag. This was the event that determined the US olympic snowboard team. It was sick to stand on the deck and watch it all go down. Here are a few images from the weekend-

broc waring

shaun white

danny kass

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Dew Tour, Snowboard Mag

Slideshows from the Dew Tour are up on the Snowboard Magazine website.
You can see the links on the homepage, or for the halfpipe coverage click here and for the slopestyle coverage click here It was super fun to shoot the event, and to see the stuff that kids are pulling these days.. I am not good enough at math to keep up with the tricks..1440?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Winter Dew Tour

I am shooting the dew tour at snowbasin all weekend. Today was the first day, and I shot at the super pipe prelims.. here is a little preview. I will post more soon-

steve fisher

elijah teter

broc waring

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Holiday videos

I have been busy producing/shooting/editing web videos for The Canyons. Here are some of the videos I have shot over the last few weeks.. All of these were shot with the canon 7d. You can watch them in a larger size here