I recently captured some photos and video of Ian Hilger riding the DB Longboards Dyad V2 longboard for SkateSlate Magazine and figured I would repost some of the photos here. As of late I have gotten more into the freestyle type of longboarding and spent a bulk of my vacation teaching my self how to land an old school kick flip (there is a reason I am professional photographer, not a professional skateboader). Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, bed sheets, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints Also, some of these photos are available for commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
I spent last weekend sitting on top of a mountain in the rain capturing photos of the WhistlerLongboard Festival. Luckily I was brought enough rain gear to keep me dry for three days. Here’s a couple of my favorite photos from the weekend and you can see all the photos on DB Longboards website by CLICKING HERE.
One of my photos from Artist Point landed on the cover of Whatcom Magazine. I also wrote a story about skimboarding for the issue and they ran a photo of myself skimboarding as a double page spread along with one of my photos of DB Skimboards team rider Casey Gackle. You can read the skimboarding story I wrote by CLICKING HERE. I still actively freelance since leaving my job as a full-time photojournalist and love the opportunity to still write outdoor stories for Whatcom Magazine and The Bellingham Herald.
Some people may not know, but I am the team manager for DB Longboards, DB Skimboards, Atlas Trucks and Cloud Ride Wheels. I recently added Seattle longboarder and skateboarder Devon Dotson to the DB Longboards team and am pretty excited about it since he is really fun to skate and shoot with. Here’s some recent photos of him I captured at the skate park and smashing through local hills along with a fresh edit of him I shot and edited that was released today.
I had a fair amount of requests for print options and t-shirts of my planet Seattle design and you can no purchase both along with pillows, sheets, canvas prints and more over at my Pixels.com account. I created this design using about 5 different photos I captured and lots of pen tooling in Photoshop around the Seattle skyline. [CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRINT OPTIONS]
Although I no longer work for The Bellingham Herald I am still freelancing for their Whatcom Magazine publication. Here’s a photo I captured of Bellingham kiteboarder Patrick Harber that accompanied a story I wrote about kiteboarding. You can read the full story here: bellinghamherald.com/ Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr Also, some of these photos are available for prints and commercial use on my 500px account that you can get to by checking out here: 500pxart.com/equalmotion You can also see more of my professional work at: http://mattmcdonaldphotos.com
The Washington Park Arboretum sits along Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington and it is a beautiful place to explore in the Seattle time. I recently took a walk with my girlfriend Alyne and dog Charlie along the Marine Trail and captured a few photos. The parks 230 acres offers a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else and this trail was beautiful. The trail weaves around the shoreline and underneath the I-90 bridge. You can see lots of boats, canoes and jet ski’s roaming the lake along with a great view of the Montlake Bridge that carries State Route 513 (Montlake Boulevard) over Seattle’s Montlake Cut—part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal—connecting Montlake and the University District. The Montlake Bridge is celebrated as the site of boating season’s “opening day” festivities the first Saturday in May and today it was obvious boating season was in full-effect. Anyways, if you haven’t walked along this trail and live in Seattle make sure to.
Last week I captured photos and video for DB Skimboards of their annual DB Skim Camp at Dash Point in Federal Way, Washington. Not only were these kids unbelievably stoked to be at the beach all day they were also just adorable. Here’s some photos and a promo edit I made during one day of the skimboard camp. They still have one skim camp session open this summer and you can learn more at DBskimcamp.com!
When I still lived in Bellingham and was looking for places to live in Seattle my main objective was to find a place close to Volunteer Park with a view. I did find that perfect apartment and have really enjoyed my placement in the city and roof access. It’s where I have captured a vast majority of my Seattle cityscapes photos this year. Saturday and Sunday I took advantage my rooftop view and captured a few photos and video of the Blue Angels flying around the Seattle skyline. All the dogs in the apartment also had a small party while the humans watched jets fly by. Next year I need to rent a 400mm f2.8 and try to capture photos from a different vantage point.
In all honesty I was not planning on capturing photos of the Blue Moon since I new it was not going to be actually blue and I have plenty of photos of past super moon’s already. But once the sun went down and I knew the moon was about to rise I could not help myself. Here’s a few photos I captured of the Blue Moon rising over the foothills out side of Seattle, Washington.