My longtime friend Ben is moving back to the East Coast next week. I have known Ben since high school and he was also my roommate in college. Ben, and his dad Jeff, are both longtime surfers and I have been lucky to go on surf trips with both of them over the years. Yesterday Ben, Jeff and myself made the trip out to the Washington peninsula for a surf session. The surf was nothing special, but the company and time away from a computer was. Jeff is nearly 70-years old and surfs better than most people in Washington. Surfing keeps the mind and body young. He grew up in Southern California and started surfing in 1959 and has always had amazing stories to share about surf culture in California. He also was one of the first people surfing the coast in Washington state and may have discovered most of the main spots people surf today. The morning started out cold and foggy, but there were moments of sun breaks along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. Once we got to Hobuck in Neah Bay we drove back and forth watching waves and debating where we should paddle out. After […]
I was recently contacted by Petco to help with their Halloween social media campaign. They wanted me to create a video about shopping for pet Halloween costumes at their stores. The kicker is I had to also be in the video and have a complimentary costume to my dog. Watch the video of Charlie being a shark and myself being a kooky bodyboarder aka shark bait. Although it was somewhat embarrassing to film myself it was a fun project and something I have not created before. In fact, I really enjoyed it and would love to make more videos like this in the future of the opportunities arise.
For the past two years I have been working for DB Longboards and DB Skimboards. The job entailed long hours, lots of traveling, little sleep and a few injuries along the way. I got to live out some childhood dreams of working in the action sports industry and work with some amazing people along the way. It was all worth it though including when I get to release a video like this: For this video, we spent two days filming outside of Seattle. During the first day I was actually passing a kidney stone. Since the shoot was planned I decided to just deal with the pain and work on the project. The second day of filming I worked with Michael Dyrland, of DP Drones, to get the aerial footage we wanted along with some additional b-roll shots like the macro flower and sun fly by shots I captured. All in all I think this is my best work as an action sports videographer. It was a great experiment to try and make something different with a longboard video while also creating something the core longboard market would enjoy. I still plan on being involved with the action sports industry, […]
Jason Woo contacted me about filling in for him at Q Nightclub in Seattle for a night. It has been a very, very long time since I have been in a night club or captured photos inside of one. Overall, it was fun to get out of my comfort zone again and test out some new diffusors I recently acquired. The music and vibe of Q was actually really fun and if you are trying to go our and dance the night away it is the first place you should go in Capitol Hill. Here’s a few of my photos and you can see them all on Q’s Facebook page.
I recently built a website for long-time friend Sam Price who lives in New Zealand. He stayed with me when I lived in Bellingham to skimboard and I have worked with him on several projects over the years. Recently, Sam contacted me about building a new website to sell prints and show the world his video, photo and drone skills. I just finished up on Sam’s new website OXSenterprieses.com. It was fun bringing Sam’s idea to life and I took a few minutes to talk with him about his business once we launched the new website. Q. What does OXS stand for? A. OXS came from the logo design. OXS Skimboards was originally named Omax Skim. A lot of the locals called Omaha (my home) Omax. I drew the logo up, really liked it, it stuck and 8 years later here we are. Q. What’s your favorite part about capturing video and photo in New Zealand? A. There’s three things really. One is being able to show people what we have here right under our noses, it’s beautiful. Another is being able to look back in years to come and watch a trip over and reminisce about the good old […]
A few months ago I was contacted by by Paisley and Parsley Designs to see if I was interested in licensing some of my photos to their Seattle and 12th Man collection. Paisley and Parsley designs focus on Tumbled Marble Tiles available in both 4×4 coasters and 6×6 trivets. Paisley and Parsley were very easy to work with and I sent them over 30 different options to choose from. They narrowed down there choices to the five below. All of their tiles are printed in the USA and the marble tiles are quarried in Turkey. I have a few of the coasters myself and they are great and my images have not dulled at all. They offer a wide array of options to choose from and you can see more of their products at: Paisleyandparsleydesigns.com. If you are interested in any of my photos for product use and/or licensing do not hesitate to contact me. I offer affordable prices and I am always interested in going out and capturing specific unique photos for custom work. Prints are available along with commercial licensing for all of my photos. You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, t-shirts, bags and […]
I have now been capturing photos of the DB Pro/AM skimboarding contest for 8 years. This year was one of my favorites due to the light hearted nature of the contest due to making it rider judged. Thanks to the help of Tyler Myers and Above Seattle I was able to capture and edit one of the better DB Pro/AM edits I have released. Along with the video I captured quite a few photos. Here’s a few photos from the day at Dash Point, in Federal Way, Washington. You can view all of the photos by CLICKING HERE.
I lucked out due to working at home in Seattle on Thursday and Friday and had the opportunity to capture photos of the Blue Angels for a couple days. This year was special because a 24 flag, in celebration of Ken Griffey Jr’s induction into the hall of fame, was atop the Space Needle also. I also am very luck to have my photo featured on KOMO 4 news for several days thanks to Shannon O’Donnell at KOMO. A composite version of the photo where I slightly fixed the flag also made the rounds on social media getting posted on LiveWashington, Seattle.NW, Do206 and even Yahoo sports. My favorite Mariner, Hall of Fame member Ken Griffey Jr had his jersey retired tonight at Safeco. Photo by @equalmotion of the Blue Angels flying by the @spaceneedle. #LiveWashington to be featured! #BlueAngels A photo posted by Washington State (@livewashington) on Aug 6, 2016 at 8:11pm PDT Epic shot of the @USNavyBlueAngels flying through Seattle captured by our good friend @equalmotion, be sure to visit his account and show him some community kindness! Hope y'all are enjoying the week and filling your days with unforgettable adventures. Keep tagging #igers_seattle on your new and […]
West Seattle is full of activities and Alki Beach is the source for all things fun in the area. Thanks to the 2.5 mile board walk that runs from Alki Point to the Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay accompanied by spectacular views it is a local favorite. Picture perfect summer days bring people out and make parking hard to find. You can walk, bike, rollerblade, play volleyball, search the beach for treasures, sunbathe, search for Pokemon or if you are like me skateboard and skimboard. Recently, I ventured out to West Seattle with DB Longboards team rider Spencer Smith to bring an idea we had to life. We wanted to feature downhill longboarding, cruising and skimboarding in one video. So, we started off with Spencer bombing a hill, then switched to a cruiser to head to the beach and finally ended near Anchor Point for a skimboard session on a custom DB Skimboard. This edit was a lot of fun to storyboard and shoot. You can checkout the final product below. A lot of credit has to go to Spencer for this video since he is one of the best downhill longboarders in the world, has great style while cruising […]
Over three years ago I stumbled across a dog labeled as a corgi/lab mix named Charlie on Petfinder.com. I contacted the adoption service and scheduled a time to meet the dog. When I arrived to meet the dog at the adoption agency Charlie ran over to me and jumped up on my leg. We have been best friends ever since. One of the best parts of having a dog is always having someone to explore with and go on adventures. Charlie loves the beach, going on runs and cruising on a skateboard with me. Here are some recent photos I captured with Charlie. Skimboarding Charlie and I skimboarding at Richmond Beach outside of Seattle. This photo was a fun one to capture and I used a remote trigger to capture the photo of Charlie and myself. This photo is still the most popular photo ever posted on the DB Skimboards Instagram account. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Charlie. Once again proving people love dogs! Watching the sunrise My girlfriend Alyne and dog Charlie taking in a San Juan Island sunrise. Whenever I travel this photo is always the background on my […]