I made the trip down to Portland with my girlfriend Alyne to get away for the weekend and I thoroughly pondered not taking a camera with me. Alyne said “you know you will regret if you don’t bring a camera” and she was right. In-between eating at Voodoo Donuts and sampling some beer at Deschutes Brewery I took a little bit of time to capture a long exposure photo of Hawthorne Bridge and the Portland cityscape over the Wilamette River. Portland Cityscape: Buy a print Hawthorne Bridge: Buy a print I also made the trip down to Tacoma this week to meet with the DB Skimboards guys to talk about some upcoming projects. The view of Mt Rainier was so clear that day I had to take a few photos and the one below is from Ruston Way. Mount Rainier over Tacoma: Buy a print On the way back to Bellingham I made a stop at Kerry Park in Seattle and also captured a few photos of the Seattle skyline with Mt Rainier in it. Seattle cityscape: Buy a print here Gotta love summers in the Pacific Northwest and I am glad I still have over a month left of […]
For the past 6 years I have been attending and capturing the DB Pro skimboarding contest that takes place at Dash Point in Federal Way, Washington. Here’s my video edit and a few photos from the contest. The 2014 DB Skimboards Pro/AM took place on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Dash Point, in Federal Way, Washington. To the surprise of no one Isaac Thomas took the pro division win again with his brother Josiah Thomas taking first in the amateur division. Bree Staab won the women’s division and Reed Shumpert won the amateur division. Outside of the standings there was a ton of solid tricks landed by the likes of Devin Poulton and his madonna and Cardo Vega and the benihana. Adam Ballaam took 2nd in the pro division and although he didn’t have as many clean landings as Isaac, Adam put on one hell of a show. Cody Mauer from Utah also stood out by going big and landing a ton of tricks. Ruei Chiu from Taiwan also competed, so the contest had an international presence outside of the United States and Canada, which is always great to see. Music by Zion I Song: Coastin’ http://www.zionicrew.com View all the […]
Photos and video I captured of the new Permacation Cable Park on Bow Lake for The Bellingham Herald. Pro wakeboarders Mike Ennen and Kevin Henshaw and Bow Lake owner Doug Spaady opened the Permacation Cable Park in Alger on Sunday, June 29.
The Bellingham Herald sent me to the Copper Hog to capture photos of locals watching the U.S. v. Germany World Cup soccer game Thursday morning. Over 100 people showed up at the Copper Hog to watch the game and the restaurant/bar was full of all kinds of soccer fans. Although the U.S. lost to Germany 1-0 the U.S. still moved on to the knockout round of 16, so soccer fans celebrated and continued to day drink. You can view all the photos by CLICKING HERE and read the story by Dave Gallagher by CLICKING HERE. A lone Germany soccer fan watches the U.S. v. Germany World Cup game Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Copper Hog in Bellingham. The unofficial American Outlaws Bellingham Chapter celebrate soccer fans watch and celebrate the US Soccer team moving on to the next round of the World Cup Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Copper Hog in Bellingham. Although Germany beat the US 1-0 the US moved on to the knockout rounds because Portugal beat Ghana 2-1. Alexander Staples celebrates after the U.S. v. Germany World Cup soccer game June 26, 2014 at the Copper Hog in Bellingham. “I wasn’t even planning on drinking […]
I had the opportunity to capture photos and video of the grand opening of the Lummi Nation Skatepark last Friday for The Bellingham Herald. I posted a few photos here and you can view the full gallery at BhamHerald.com by CLICKING HERE.
Over the past few months I have had the challenge to capture magazine cover photos (with not a lot of time) for Whatcom Magazine, Bellingham Families and Bellingham Health. You can read all of the stories and see more photos from the magazines at BellinghamHerald.com.
I spent a month in Europe last summer capturing photos and video of the DB Skimboards team. You can see the video here and a few photos from our stay in Germany. You can see all of my photos, videos and words from the trip by going to SkimMagazine.com and clicking this link.
A few of my friends convinced me to go up to the 2014 Mt Baker Seshup at Mt Baker last weekend and I do not regret the decision to go in the least bit. It was a beautiful day and a damn good time. Close to 200 people gathered to watch some of the top snowboarders in the region show their stuff at the 2014 Mt. Baker Seshup on Sunday, June 1, on Grandma’s at the base of Mount Herman near Mt. Baker Ski Area. The session featured a gap on the in run and a 10- to 12-foot jump that launched riders 20 to 25 feet in the air and 40 feet out. The event was co-sponsored by Aslan Brewing and Casual Indurstrees. For all of my photos make sure to checkout the full gallery on my Facebook fan page by CLICKING HERE. A few of my photos of Pat McCarthy made it into The Bellingham Herald that you can see below. You can read more about it in the short story I wrote for The Bellingham Herald HERE.
I spent 10 days exploring New York and my time spent in Brooklyn was easily the highlight of the trip. The area is very hip and most would say it is dominated by hipsters, but I would like to think the area is full of young people creating and experimenting with art, business, music, food and theatre that gives the area such an inspiring/trendsetting feel. It was my first time to New York and I stayed with my brother Tom and his roommates Tori, Rachel and Maggie, at their house in Brooklyn. His house is in the Bushwick area, which is in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area kinda reminds me of a much larger, more diverse Bellingham, which is rapidly changing. As the rent in most areas like Williamsburg, Brooklyn have skyrocketed, young people have been begun to retreat deeper along the L Train subway line to Bushwick area from what I was told while I was visiting. Now the prices in Bushwick are rising also, so people have to move further down the subway line since it is more affordable. Bushwick has changed a lot over the past decade. According to […]
Another Ski to Sea is in the books. I worked from 4:30am to 8pm yesterday to capture the race and to help put together four photo pages for The Bellingham Herald. You can see all the stories, photos and video from Ski to Sea at BhamHerald.com/skitosea and you can see a few clips and photos I captured from the race below.