Saturday, December 12, 2009

Clay or Clay

Clay Patrick Mcbride asked me to come take his portrait,

naturally, I obliged, without question, hes been a great mentor and person to learn from.

heres a few outtakes from the fun time we had shooting...

clay is a man of huge talent and great images. check out his site here: hes shot things I only dream about shooting at this point in my career.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Print show on the 22nd at ALTA ski area

I'm having a prints show at ALTA ski resort on the 22nd of december.

Please have a look at the ALTA gallery on my website and drop by if you will be in the neighborhood!

Im excited, I leave tomorrow for a 6 day drive across the US with time in nebraska, wyoming, colorado and the badlands. Really excited for that, and of course, skiing when I get to utah!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ive shot a TON of new work over the last few weeks.

much of it can be seen at

heres a sample

new black and white portfolio

this month I also had 7 images published (albeit small) in Powder magazine


looking forward to winter

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

lazy blogger

wow. I love shooting pictures.. but I guess my style isnt focused enough.. this is the constant crit I get.. so I will have to choose, do I show:

digital sharpness

or graflex film images (which I love taking and making)

yesterday I went out shooting in the city.. I ended up shooting some folks and a sweet panorama as well as a nice portrait on the roof of the met museum after seeing the robert frank show.. it was somewhat inspiring. some of the images I really loved. as usual, I disliked all the art babble the curators had put with the images.. about his "juxtapositions" and "style of pointing the viewer from one image to the next with subtle cues" cmon really? somtimes the art world just drives me up the wall. however the exhibit was great... really great. there was one image of bankers on a small street on bishopsgate which was especially amazing.. I enjoyed this image more than anything in the americans series. i took some shots of his work.. as a reference for inspiration and composition.

couple of fun street images from just walking around the elves were out of control yesterday:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some New Portraits

I have been in NYC for 2 months and no assignments. I have spent some time and some dough working on my book and the portraiture section in particular.

below are some recent (like 2 weeks) highlights

I love taking pictures.. I just wish there could be more budget and some new subjects..
Wow I do love polaroid.

I ran across this amazing video on amy steins blog..

even gives loading instructions!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Park Shooting

Couple lookie loos from the other day in the park. These were both taken using the magic cooke series XII probably the coolest lens ever made. incredibly sharp stopped down, magic wide open!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Salt Flats, southern california timing association

so I went out to the salt flats on friday to do some shooting at the end of speed week.

people were incredibly friendly and it was really cool to see all those cars and speed cycles. a friend told me he did 401mph out there.. thats pretty incredible.. most cars burn alcohol mix. the salt always provides a fantastic enviornment for shooting.

Friday, August 14, 2009

my camera.

this is a beautiful graflex 3x4 super D and really an absolute joy to shoot with.

it has a 1930s cooke f/2.9 lens and a modern graflock back allowing me to shoot 4x5 sheet film or 6x9 on 120.

this is a great camera for so many reasons. mostly because it allows me the larger 4x5 format with the ease of the handheld SLR and also the use of the beautiful cooke lens.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

more polaroid 690

so I guess since these are all from state st. thats the name of the series. we have a total of 17 images ( i think) all shot on state st in SLC, Utah with polaroid 690 film and the polaroid 420 camera with plastic lens.


Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am about to send out another editorial email promo. I put up a jpeg of that. I hope you like it.

ok so I have been shooting a lot of polaroid lately. I went out and shot a pack of 690yesterday. I got some things I really love. I think content wise, I have hit the nail on the head. here they are for your enjoyment. cyan and flat and nice deep black points. yum yum.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

gaper day

i love alta ski area. the snow, the hate, the fun, and gaper day.

this portrait is of some skiier friends of mine on gaper day. 1 of probably 30?

more to come.. im going to spend tomorrow retouching them and getting a little proposal ready.. muhahahaha..

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Instant film, polaroid. one of my most very favorite things

I just love the smell of it I guess. the other day I went snapping with 2 packs of FP-100C and this is what I got:
I did a little post process and added a little vignette.. lovely right? I havent shot like this in a long time, just walking around and trying to enjoy it. makes me want to shoot some 8x10 polaroids, which I think I am going to do very soon. all of signs/buildings in salt lake city. I'm thinking about an exhibition of the originals as one of a kinds for 2000$ each.