Monday, September 17, 2012

Good Vision | Adventure Lifestyle Photographer

The writer and Don Bell during a circuit in the Russian designed Antonov AN2. 

I am very grateful for the opportunities that come along my path as a photographer and (ametuer) adventurer. But as I sat with Don Bell; entrepreneur and co-founder of West Jet this afternoon (after an exhilarating flight), I was reminded that those who are passionate about life naturally put themselves in a position to connect with other passionate and interesting people.

Don is passionate about many things including flying some of his personal aircraft. Today we took a few short flights in his Antonov AN2 for an interview in a future issue of Airdrielife. This was my first time back up in a fixed-wing aircraft since the crash and in no time I was just so taken by the size and agility this kind utility aircraft had.

Again like I started this post by saying, I am extremely grateful for the amazing experiences and the opportunity to connect with some of the most interesting people on the planet. The life we are given is a chance to do something more, to see what we are made of, to make something great. The only limits are the ones we impose upon ourselves. Talking to Don today again confirmed that those who do great things are generally the ones who see their dream as the goal and the roadblocks as a challenge.

What are you doing tomorrow?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Driving | Adventure Lifestyle Photographer

Front page of today's Calgary Herald Driving Section.

Nice to work with Greg Williams again. This time a few shots from my trip to Bonneville with Trillion Industries Calgary. It was great to be part of the team as this is another of my passions but to photograph someone or a company that is living their passions or doing great things, that is my passion. It's been a great summer and now looking forward to an awesome fall / winter in the Canadian Rockies chasing all sorts of cool people.

Maybe you are next?

Monday, September 3, 2012

On The Moon | Canadian Adventure Photographer

Roger Goldammer testing out his engine on the first day - Bonneville Slat Flats, Utah.

As those of you who have been following me for the last month know that I have been extremely overwhelmed with the Trillion Racing Team as both a fabricator / team member as well as covering the attempt on the Salt Flats. It has been a very busy month leading up to the BUB motorcycle races but it has also been an amazing experience. In the end the team did extremely well considering the bike was not complete and our Rider Derek Pauletto proved that he is capable of handling the LSR bike on the course.

It was hard to do too much photography of the event that didn't pertain to our attempt as I was just too busy at the pits and filming for our documentary. However I did get a few shots and will post them here from time to time. Next year should be smoother as the bike will be ready and we should have a few extra team members for support. The Salt Flats are an amazing place to photograph and I was lucky enough to catch it when it was wet. Having 1/2" and inch of water on the salt made for interesting reflections and shapes. The skies at night were also beautiful and the odd cloud cover turned everything into pastels in between times of blasting sun. I love this place and fortunate to be a part of the team. It's a different type of adventure but adventure non-the-less, it like being on the moon for a few days...