I have been checking Locust Beach on and off for a few months now when I needed to find a cutline only photo for The Bellingham Herald and Tuesday, March 25 I finally had the opportunity to try and capture some kiteboarding photos. I put on my wetsuit and grabbed to cameras and walked out as far as I could into Bellingham Bay. Patrick Harber, a Bellingham KitePaddleSurf employee, was the main person I took photos of since he was closer to the shore than the other kiteboarders. I really enjoyed capturing it and want to do it again for work and just for myself along with finally trying out kiteboarding. If I am going to stay in Bellingham there is no reason I shouldn’t be kiteboarding. You can see the full photo gallery over on BhamHerald.com by Clicking Here also.
I drive around a lot looking for photos for The Bellingham Herald and over the past couple weeks I also started shooting video of random things I see. Here’s an edit I put together of some scenes of rain and wind in Bellingham to the music of Manatee Commune.
I had the opportunity to travel and skimboard with DB Skimboards this summer and we ventured to Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Poland. Here’s some video, photos and words from our first stop in Denmark. We finished up at the 2013 DB Pro/Am in Washington state, some of us slept for a few hours and some of us stayed up all night and partied. We flew out of Seattle to the Netherlands early in the morning and the whole flight was filled with the anticipation of how the DB European Skim Tour would start. “The Netherlands was an amazing place to fly into,” said Adam Balaam. “It was all super flat and loaded with farmland. As far as you could look there were grassy fields and windmills, lots of large metal windmills.” We arrived at the Amsterdam airport with our luggage and board bags and were picked up by Friedrich Fluh and his father Michael in a large Ford van. In the parking garage Friedrich greeted us all with beers. We were finally in Europe. Although we were exhausted from the flight and the contest the day before we drove straight to Adrien Raza’s hours in the Rotterdam, Netherlands, […]
I am a huge El Ten Eleven fan and I was able to see them live again for the second time at the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham. They put on a great show once again and had different visuals, so it was nice to mix it up a bit. You can see all my photos of El Ten Eleven here: Click Here For Full Gallery.
Last Saturday was the 16th anniversary of Bellingham’s music magazine Whats Up! Bellingham turned into one large music venue with bands playing everywhere. I managed to bounce around and saw Manatee Commune at the Wild Buffalo, Learning Team at MakeShift and Wild Throne at the Shakedown and here’s a few photos.
On Friday night Voyager, a 80s cover/tribute band from Bellingham, had me take photos of them at the Wild Buffalo. Find out more about Voyager and find upcoming show on their Facebook page here: facebook.com/voyagerlive/ And here’s a little bit more about the band… “This group of intergalactic youngsters pull out all the stops to put on the most Hi-Voltage, Fun Lovin’ show they possibly can. They specialize in 80s heavy metal/hard rock/glam rock with plenty of surprises in between. Come see the Heavy Metal Metal Masters of the Universe in all their denimed and leathered glory as they continue to rise in the ranks of the local/regional scene and play places that no 80s cover/tribute band has played before. For their money there is no better theme music for a big party than Hard Rock and 80s Heavy Metal and they are fully committed to bringing it back.”
It wasn’t really a snowpocalypse, but the snow is always a story. I spent pretty much 16-hours outside the past two days capturing the snow storm in Bellingham for The Bellingham Herald. Sledding, snowboarding, car accidents, snow men, kayaks and more were some of the images I tried to capture. You can see more of my photos along with fellow photojournalist Philip A. Dwyer’s work in the following to links: Snow photos day 1: Click Here Snow photos photos day 2: Click Here My favorite part is the early morning when the sound is deadened by the snow and there is no one around. These are a few of those “moments” that I captured Monday morning before work. Anyways, snowpocalyse 2014 is coming to a close and it was pretty entertaining.
I just launched the new Summer Meltdown Festival website (SummerMeltdownFest.com) this morning. The website design comes from Andy and Lindsay at Blank Design Studio, but I I did the back-end coding and a vast majority of the photos I captured the past two years. Summer Meltdown is the largest locally-produced independent camping and music festival in the Pacific Northwest. Nestled at the foot of majestic Whitehorse Mountain in the heart of the Cascade Mountains in Darrington, Washington, the festival is held each August and features over 30 bands on three stages over three days, the Green Village showcasing environmental and social outreach, food, craft and retail vendors, a Kids’ Area, Kids’ Parade, the Little Seahorse Music Academy and more. Make sure to checkout the new website: SummerMeltdownFest.com and below are the promo photos I captured of the festival.
Since I have become a full-time photographer at The Bellingham Herald I have come to absolutely love searching for a CLO (cutline only photo) and the thrill of having to find something photo/news worthy in Whatcom County. These photos usually run on the front page of The Bellingham Herald and I also must provide a cutline with a quote or even a short story to accompany the photo. More often than not it’s an adrenal rush for me including during the winter when it gets dark so early and I only have so much avaible light. On Thursday I was driving around looking for photos and from Lakeway Drive I could see a skateboarder boosting out of the bowl at the Bellingham skate park. I made a quick u-turn and headed towards the skate park. I ran across the street and started talking with the skateboarder Sage Overstreet who is a junior at Western Washington University. We talked and he just started skating again and I did my best to capture his frontside 360s and frontside indie grabs. “I’ll do it until the day I die,” Overstreet said. “We have been really blessed this winter compared to normal because it’s […]
I had to pleasure of spending the day with Tim and Katie to capture some portraits of them in Bellingham, Washington. This was my first engagement portraits session ever and I hope they like the photos. Here are a few of my favorites from the photo session.