A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to photograph a cool feature for a new lifestyle magazine called Estero. I was asked to produce a feature showcasing the diverse landscapes of Utah while incorporating a human element into the shots. I was really exited about this shoot. We shot in a multitude of different locations including Downtown, the Salt Flats, Park City, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zions National Park. This was a perfect project for me because I love showing the interaction of people in nature and the beauty of the state of Utah. I feel so lucky to live where I do and to have so many great places within just hours of where I live in downtown Salt Lake City. It was a little tricky for me to keep the emphasis on the landscapes and not just focus on what was happening with the people since most of time that is what I do. I liked switching it up though. It was fun and a lot of work but a great shoot. Here are the tears from the magazine I did on my own while we were out shooting. I have to thank Madison Slagowski, Maria and Susi Kontgis, Ryley Shaum, Adam Coss, Billy and Jana Anderson, and Biss, Monica, Suda, Ahmi you guys all rock! Thank you!!!
I’ve had some time lately to work on some personal projects and I wanted to share some of the shots. I shot all the running shots with a great hair/makeup artist Jodi Gleave. The fist images are new running shots and than I’ve also started a new series on sailing the great salt lake which has been coming along nicely and has been interesting. Here are a few of my favorite new images from the last little while. There will be more to come! Stay tuned!
Sailing The Great Salt Lake
Last Friday I went up to get a few shots of the avalanche dog training at Snowbird. It was a cool event that I thought would be good for my portfolio. I had the opportunity to get buried in a car and have the dogs try and find me. Pretty rad. This was a training course for 28 different avalanche rescue teams from all over the western United States. Here are a few of my favorite shots that I took. Thanks again Dean!
I have started a new portfolio project that I will be working on over the next few months that I am really exited about. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have been really trying to focus on what it is I love to shoot the most and what I feel like I’m best at. I wanted to put together a project to showcase that in a cool way. The idea that I came up with is to photograph people doing what they love most. What gets people up in the morning, or what they like to do with a day off or for a career etc. I am going to shoot a nice portrait shot and than pair it with a shot of them doing what they love. I just finished the first one and I will be putting it up with this post. I am planning on doing 20 of these over the next few months. This first one, that I just shot, is of a snowboarder named Scott. He loves snowboarding, he rides nearly everyday and lives to ride. He was a perfect person to shoot for this. My hope with the project is to be able to shoot a variety of people. I have a person lined up who loves to cook another who loves to dance, another that is a big cyclist. I am still looking for a few more people if you or anyone you know is interested please email me. Anyways here is the first installment of many more installments. Hopefully when its all done I will have a nice lifestyle/editorial book put together to show ad agencies etc. Thanks Scottie for doing this with me! Check it out, I would love productive feedback! Keep in mind they will be paired together side by side but for the blog they didn’t fit it was too wide, oh well here are the shots.