The Hitman

My favorite portrait of the year – both the sitting/subject, and the result.  That’s World Champ, Masters, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kevin Brown.

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Olukai

A couple favorites from an Olukai shoot a couple months ago.  We were going for a beach campfire type theme.  First time in a loooong time that I put some gels over strobes.  Nice to work with folks that want to get it right at time of capture

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Badger Pass Lodge

I recently went on assignment for Page & Turnbull to photograph the newly restored Badger Pass Lodge.  The new deck was the primary feature of the addition.  This was a tricky one.  The assignment was, specifically, to show “contemporary addition with historic building.”  Note in the “BEFORE” photos below that I had a fair amount of starkness to deal with.  My solution was to use very narrow windows of natural light to highlight the clean lines.  Clean lines accentuate the modern.  I then tried to frame these clean lines with the softer, more organic original structure and the environment itself.   The idea, then, was to maintain the character and integrity of a historic landmark, and show a contemporary addition.  I’m thinking the result is a harmonious balance between old and new, and natural and man made….

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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Gearing Up

You know its going to be an interesting shoot when the first two items packed are 1) Jet Boil and 2) bear canister.  Stoked on this assignment…

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Sleek

Here’s a little composite of some OLED demos I photographed recently.  Coolest luminaires I’ve ever seen.  This is one of a small group of new designs…

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