So this was quite the last minute project. Leki Ski Poles wanted to do a poster of Max Kuszaj but it needed to be designed in a day. Fortunately they gave us free reign to make a poster that Max would be stoked on so Max and I sat down and went to town on it. What started out as a lazy Sunday was turning into an all-night designing and shoooting session. We used one of the shots we took during last ski season (one of the 2 powder days I got to shoot all last season) and decided to add in a giant portrait for the shot so we ran out in the backyard and fired up a quick portrait to make Max look like a badass. I’m pretty stoked with how it turned out, I hadn’t done any design work in a while. I’ve done a few posters but this one was the best one I’ve done by far. We started coming up with the design concept at 10pm and just finished in time for the first thing in the morning East-coast deadline. Just in the nick of time, Eight and a half hours later the poster is designed and prepped for print.
Archive for October, 2007
So I got to go down to the Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, Utah for the wedding of Matt and Elisibeth. The place was amazing, one of those places where it was pretty much impossible not to get great photos! The scenery was gorgeous with red rock walls, mesas, the Colorado River along side the resort as well as being a beautiful ranch. I was stoked. The weather also cooperated giving us an awesome sunset. I hope I get to go back and shoot another wedding at Sorrel River Ranch It’s a great place!
So I got to go out with my buddy Phunk and his friend genevieve up to Big Cottonwood Canyon at the s-turns to do a route called Black Monday. Phunk told me it has some good views for sunset so thought I’d give it a go. We got up there, I got all setup and boom, there goes the sun! It dropped like a rock right about the time I thought it was going to be right. Oh well I was planning on using my strobes anyways. So I changed the plan a bit and we ended up working pretty late. Got some cool stuff, pretty happy considering it’s the 2nd time I’ve ever really shot climbing before.
Here’s one from the Summer I spent at Mt. Hood working for Windell’s in 2004 during the Burton Abominable Snow Jam quarter pipe competition. It was a super fun comp to shoot and I’ve never seen people blast that big out of a QP. Watching Andy Finch blast out of that thing was amazing. Anyways, to continue the post processing kick I’ve been on I decided to give this one a punchy crossed processed look with the clouds, dirt in the foreground and dirty snow on the wall of the quarter pipe. This photo is of Keir Dillon at the High Cascade Snowboard Camp quarterpipe during the Summer of 2004.
So now I’m digging real deep…going down to 2003 for these! Back in the day when I took a lot more scenics. Anyways I’ve been on a toning kick, doing a lot of toning to a lot of my recent shots so I thought I’d try it on this series of photos I took back in 03′ during the Fall at Guardsman Pass between Park City and Brighton. I always liked a lot of these shots but they just seemed to be missing something, but I think I found out what that was last night. I needed to bring out the texture in these and I think I got it.
So I’m going through all my old work right now while I’m picking photos out for my portfolio for the new website I’m working on and found some photos that with a little of work, I’m pretty happy with. I’ve been going through and deleting so much I can’t believe it. The one’s I’ve been keeping I’m finally getting around to putting in all the keywords and everything else so I can track and find them in my library easier. Really I can’t believe how much has changed in my work in 3 years. Anyways I’m on a backlit kick right now and I’m stoked on this one, taken in July of 2004 around Three Tree Point near my parents’ house in Seattle.
OK, now back to deleting gigabytes worth of old photos from 2004. Hopefully I’ll get to 2005 soon!
It’s been at least 7 years since I’ve gone out and shot any climbing. A few friends decided to go out climbing and the shoot I had planned got canceled so I was stoked to have something fun to do for the day. The Ohio crew of Ross, Jodi, Frank, Greg went to Big Cottonwood Canyon to go do a few routes that happened to be quite shaded. Perfect, just my style. I ran back home quickly to get my strobes and blasted back up BCC with my strobes and setup. I simply couldn’t put the 45mm TSE lens down. In fact the only time I switched lenses was to put the 2x converter on to get better selective focus. Here’s a few shots I got yesterday. I was stoked to shoot something different than the norm of snow, weddings, portraits and motorsports.