I want to thank you for stopping by. This blog will be an outlet to show my day to day work, alongside anything else that comes up along the way. My mind is constantly thinking of all things photography. It is extremely hard for me to simply step back and take in the moment. I feel a constant need to capture each instant so that I have something to look back on. It's kind of like having a visual history of my life through the images I create. Now that i have this outlet maybe I can, finally, get some sleep at night and let my mind rest.
Installation Series part3 – “Sisal Rope and Sneakers”
July 28, 2011
This is the 3rd and final part of the Installation Series that I have been working on for a few months now. My goal for the series was to show the process of the build from start to finish, ending with a final set of images showing the completed gallery. In this post you will see the shoe boutique with its new furniture and the installation all set up. In viewing the space and all that was going on in it, I knew it was going to be a challenge to shoot. I wanted to do several singles of the different areas, but I also knew this was a perfect space for a 360 image. I just happen to own a nodal head that allows me to shoot several different images from one point and then stitch them together to form a giant 360 degree image. With this, I would be able to show the entire space in one shot. I hope you enjoy the images and the space that these guys have created. I feel this mash up of gallery meets retail is what every major city needs. If you have not been to Installation in the past few months, then you have to stop by now. Big thanks to Raul, Rich and JG for the fun times during this process.
Here are a few photos from a project I’m currently working on. The mission was to take advantage of a stormy summer night in and around Boulder. So a friend and I set up some cameras and went out to try to capture Boulder at night and in motion. I don’t want to give too much away, but here are a few stills that I captured from that night. Once the project is complete, I’ll have more to share. Until then, have fun and don’t forget your camera… you never know what you may come across.
Satellite, Vans and RedBull continue with their annual Ride with Us Tour. This is when the Satellite crew picks random skate parks to just show up at and throw impromptu BBQs where they give tons of stuff away. Not only do they bring free food and free stuff, they also bring their skate team to rip up the park with the locals. The most recent event was at the Broomfield Sk8 Park. The day started at 1pm and upon arriving, I noticed that it was already 95 degrees. It was sunny and way too hot to be doing much of anything. At one point the deck was so hot it was burning me through my clothes. All I wanted was a cold beverage and a nice big tree for a bit of shade. Don’t get me wrong, I was having fun, but the sun was way too intense for me on that day. Being that it was so hot, I chose to shoot at 400mm all day long, exhausting every ounce of shade I could find. Most of the riders were skating in short stints, often taking breaks for water and shade. All in all, it was another fun day with the Ride with Us crew. Big thanks to everyone that made it out and thanks to RedBull, Vans and Satellite for giving back to the youth.
This was the second year in a row that I was invited to hang with Vans, Redbull, and the Satellite crew for GO SK8 Board Day. The day started out at the Denver Park with a BBQ and a kick flip contest. After several hours of riding at D Park we gathered up the crew and headed to the Sheridan Park in hopes of avoiding the crowds. All day long, kids were out to have fun and enjoy go sk8 day. Vans, Redbull, Skullcandy and Satellite were handing out tons of free stuff at both of our stops. Vans also provided all the food and a grill master to cook up some dogs and brats for the sk8ters. Skullcandy brought a DJ to pump music throughout the park all day long. The one thing that I really liked was in order to get free stuff you had to help clean up the skate park. It was crazy to see 100 people all stop skating and help with the clean up. The skate park was a wreck when the day started and by the end, there was no trash in sight. There were several generations of skaters taking part in the celebration. This is one national holiday that seems to be gaining more and more supporters year after year. Loads of fun was had by everyone in attendance. Thanks to all the sponsors that made this happen. Big thanks to Vans, Redbull, and Satellite for your dedication to giving back to the sk8 community. We need more companies to take your lead and help support the youth of today and tomorrow.