Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Over and Out

I've moved the blog over to our regular site.  See you there for more updates!

Friday, March 19, 2010

What if you deleted it?

Shaun White-Bountiful, Utah-New Year's Eve, 2003.

I was digging through old digital images. From my first post-collegiate photography experiences, right after I bought my first digital SLR. I was wasting time on the web the other day and I came across the blog of a photographer I've always really admired: Kevin Zacher. Not only for what he's accomplished, but from his attitude towards photography and Art. Back in 2003, Kevin let me tag along on a shoot with Shaun White...yeah, the Olympic Gold Medalist. I had no idea what I was doing but Kevin was super fun to assist and once everything was up and running, he told me to shoot away. I piggy backed his lights by doing long exposures and using his "pop" when he took his photos. In a way these are more Kevin's photographs than mine. I remember trying to guess when he would take his shot and I actually did pretty good. I remember Kevin had no interest in digital but he did check out my camera and screen to test how the lights looked...cheaper than a Polaroid, right? Thinking about Kevin led me to think about this shoot I assisted him on which got me thinking about digital and film and got me thinking about....the following:

About Every six months I bust open "the box" which is filled with prints, contact sheets, sheets of film, slides...all the goodies from my pre-computer photography days. Over the years I've found a few gems in those contact sheets...a few images that I discarded years ago but for some reason now makes me do a double-take. It could be the subject-like a college friend that passed away from hitting his head while skateboarding. It could be a simple change in my aesthetic. I don't know.

But it got me thinking.

When I shoot digitally, I delete everything I don't deem "worthy" before I archive a job. If it's blurry, it doesn't quite look right, I'm not "into it" or whatever reason. Off into the atmosphere it goes...just wasted fossil fuels. But what if those are the last images taken of a person? What if they become rich and famous and cheat on their wives and the tabloids would pay millions for it?

What if it's just someone or something you really miss?

We live in an instant world and I'm a little worried about the legacy...long-term.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My step-brother blog.

My studio partners Martin, Terrence and I now have a blog for the studio in general. You can find it at:

I apologize if there is repetitive posting between there and here...but what can I do? Eh? Eh?

Actor Tom Conlon

We had a fun ol' session with long-time area resident Tom Conlon. Tom is now an actor looking for roles to add to his recent role in Humboldt County playing right now down the street at the Minor Theater. Tom was a blast. A super intelligent guy with a great take on local politics and life.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Myers' in Minnesota...

A couple a good lookin' folks.

Jenny and Kirk are so awesome! Not only are they good friends, but they are just all around great people. And so are their families! Not even United Airlines and their horrendous delays could take the wind out of such a great weekend. Thanks so much!

Their wedding had so much energy, so much history with the farm, so much love and yet, it was so simple. Ya, I had a few tears in my eyes and some sweat on my back (Fred's old perch doesn't look that far...but it's a decent hike on a hot late summer Minnesota day). I couldn't think of a better place to be!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

a legacy of sorts?...

So Terrence had this great idea to photograph a bunch 0' bands over the next however long and make a big ol' poster of it. Basically, it'd be a homage to the wonderful musicians who go out of their way between Portland and San Francisco to grace the college kids and local folks with some good ol' rock-n-roll.

Great idea. I piggy backed and did some closeupinyourfacelikeitornot portraits. Tonight we shot the first band, Datura Blues of Portland, OR. That's Dave up above. Ryan, the singer, used to live in Arcata. They were a blast. We shared a Tecate or 3 with them. Ryan and the rest of the boys are below. Good dudes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I darn got hitched'

The wedding is over. So much fun, so many good people, so many good memories. Now it's just work work work...

Here's a sample pic from my good friend and photographer Carol Niles:

Monday, July 28, 2008

Zach-Senior 09 Ferndale High

Zach is an awesome kid down in Ferndale. He's the regional president of FFA, so he knows his farmin'.
A couple fav's: