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.
I had the opportunity to capture the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom for The Bellingham Herald Sunday. It was a pretty good time and a learning experience to say the least. As thankful as I am for Mt Baker Ski area always taking me around on a snow mobile for events I really need to learn how to snowboard, so I can ride with my cameras to get to better locations for photos on the mountain. Anyways, here’s some photos from the event.
In 2012 no one really knew who these two best friends Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman were. When I took this photo I had no idea two years down the road they would help bring a Super Bowl to Seattle. I am pretty damn happy one of the Seattle pro teams won a championship and I got to witness it… For the past several weeks I have taken photos of Seahawks 12 man rallies, local residents going to the Super Bowl and pretty much any and everything Seahawks related for The Bellingham Herald. Video from the first 12th Man rally in Bellingham: Video from the second 12th Man rally in Bellingham:
I went down to Seattle for the weekend and had a little bit of time to wander around and take photos. Here’s a few photos from Volunteer Park, Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel and the Hammering Man. I need to spend more time in Seattle to capture better photos of all of these landmarks.
I had the pleasure of meeting with the Bellingham Ceili Club for a photoshoot Wednesday evening in Bellingham. You can find out more information about the Ceili Club by going to their website BellinghamCeiliClub.com
Whenever the skies are clear in Bellingham I try and go out and take long exposure photos of the area and it has been a personal project for the past couple months. Here are a few of my favorite long exposure photos captured in Whatcom County from the past few months.