Saturday, November 27, 2010

Where did summer go?

Yesterday was sooo nice in San Diego...On the way to the airport Justin, Katie, and I decided to shoot this photo idea I've had for a few months...we didn't have quite enough time to get exactly what I wanted but this works.Now im back in SLC and its 17degrees. A cold winter of travel starts Monday.

3 Filmers 3 photog's and 1 small jump

Last spring we had a super productive shoot in Flauchawinkl, Austria. Towards the end of the shoot it was getting so hot out that most of the features had disappeared and there were rivers running down the slopes. On this particular day everyone was trying to get as creative as they could to shoot the last jump which wasn't the most photogenic thing ever. Andro and Luka had a crane out. Blotto, Cyril, and Howzee were running around everywhere trying to get the shot and I was doing what a I could to make things interesting. It was a fun atmosphere and we ended up getting some pretty cool stuff.This was one angle that I really liked. Yea, I know its been done a million times, I still like it. Maurer, bs rodeo

Check out Andro's super good edit from the session:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We actually got kicked out

One of the nice things about being a filmer/photog in the snowboard world is the fact that everywhere you go you run into friends you dont normally see more than one or two times a year. This particular night was the night of X Games big air....I had snuck through the fence to get a side angle of the big air jump. As I got into position I realized Silent Greg and Chris Wellhausen had the same idea as i did. We hung out for bit and eventually were asked to leave...Not really sure why but we obliged.

I decided since its a recession I might as well save mega-pixels and shoot Greg and Travis at the same time.

After Travis's heat he came over to check the shots and recover from the extremely flat landings. I need to give Greg this photo for Xmas or something...

The next night I snuck back through the fence to shoot Shaun...This time i didn't get kicked out. Since Shaun was doing 23ft bs airs the security dude decided I could stay.....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Craig Kelly Proto Facility

Burton just opened up a new factory in Burlington to build and test new products. The place is amazing. All kinds of crazy machines everywhere...the crew filmed a quick video about the new place with Jake B while Blotto ran around and snuck in behind the scenes photos when he could.I haven't the slightest idea what half of this stuff does?

Working with Tim and Andro is always a pleasure.

Jake nailed the interview 1st try

Corey Koniniec (foreground) and I have been working together since the Neoproto's Some Kinda Life, about 6 years or so. Any time we get a chance to shoot together is dope.

Thanks for the photos Blotto!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thats a good crew!

We had a great media/team planning meeting in Burlington this week. Its always good for everyone to catch up before the craziness begins.These guys/gals are amazing to work with.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This doesn't look quite right?

Runke and I headed to the Paramount lot in Hollywood last week. We had a little trouble finding the correct sound stage and at one point ended up on the set of what looked like "Little House on the Prairie part 2."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Favor for a friend

My good friend Brennan decided that he needed some engagement photos for his upcoming wedding.
His fiance Kailee didn't quite agree....HA...
In all honesty...Shooting with these guys was great. Especially since I am a huge rookie to using strobes and all that. I'd love to get more practice

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Its Not Everyday.....

You go to private Metallica show and stand 20ft from the stage....not a bad birthday.Runke had the biggest smile on his face the entire night. Honestly, the guy was sooooo stoked.
Kirk Hammit still rips...Metallica only played 2 new songs. Which means so many of the classics were played.

This was the 3rd time i've seen old ass Metallica and by far better than the last. Maybe not as good as the 1st (Lollapalooza, 1995) but still all time. Many thanks to SWE who hooked this up!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Brother Has A Mop

Not too sure how many species live in here but I'm sure Darwin would've been stoked

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

There are Street Gaps at Whole Foods

I know a total of about 10 street spots in SLC. We happened to be down the road from one of them the other day and decided to snap a quick shot.
Notice the landing being a 5ft long manny pad. Not ideal (I dont know why I didn't shoot the action shot from this angle)

Levi didnt seem to have a problem with it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dodging Rain with Levi

This weekend I met up with some of the local SLC rippers to shoot a few skate images....One being this kid Levi Faust. Levi skates really well, good style, good pop. Unfortunately, day one turned into rain....we shot these couple of shots while warming up

I still cant figure out how to hi-speed sync my strobe to my 5d. Its rocket science apparently. The on-camera flash just couldn't quite hang.