Thursday, November 25, 2010

Full Time

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post so you know it's been very busy. In fact I don't think I have ever been this busy and the business is truly full time and seems to be running on it's own.
Been doing some great work and I'll be posting it soon. We have been busy getting sports packages out to the teams and finishing our print-runs for the year. Looking forward to getting into the back country and doing some kiting. Speaking of which, I just picked up the latest issue of Airdrie-LIFE magazine and I have published a few more images as well as my first un-edited written piece. Pretty exciting to not only get images in but to write as well. Been a great year.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oil Slick | Adventure Lifestyle Photographer

Tonight I had the privilege to photograph a friend of mine from town. Mike is a mechanic at the local garage and a member of the "Diablos" classic car club. I have had this idea to shoot mike for about a year now and just 2 hours before the session I had this wild idea pop into my head.

Mike doesn't really drink anymore but what do you get a gear head to do in studio that is going to shock my audience? Naturally I imagined him drinking from a quart of QuakerState 10-40 motor oil. So, without further adieu, here is Mike! (ps. butter flavoured pancake syrup looks just like fresh motor oil...)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The View So Far | Canadian Adventure Photographer

Well I definitely can't say that I have made it. And by "made it" I mean when you know that you have come to a point of true success in your career. Nope, I sure can't say that, but I can say that I am enjoying the place I'm at right now.

Today a good friend of mine and I went to Moose Mountain near Bragg Creek, Alberta for a little cross country mountain bike session. Not too hard, about 1500 feet of elevation gain over 6.5 kilometers or rough and rocky goat trail. Weather was great. A little windy but clear and blue and about 6 degrees, just right to keep the body temp down while pedalling uphill.

I love going into the back country with Pat, he is extremely positive and never has anything negative to say. It's all about enjoying the moment and being "present" while we are out there. Today was just the same, catching up since our last kite sessions last spring and discussing our plans for a potentially amazing winter season. No major highlight, no peak experience (excuse the pun), just a good day enjoying the view. So far, so good!

Friday, November 5, 2010

600 And Still Counting | Canadian Adventure Sports Photographer


We just finished two weeks of photographing nearly 650 kids in sports teams in Central Alberta. Now post production is in full swing and some packages are already into the lab for printing. This is our busiest time of the year and it is nice to work with the local sporting associations and take care of their sports pictures.

Another week of packages and printing and it will be time for some back country work. Below is a great couple who came out for a session this morning. The weather was great!