For years I have driven past Sam Smith Park in Seattle and never really explored it. Thanks to a random day off in the middle of the week I ventured to the park and it is now officially one of my favorite places for fall color photos and to just hangout. I also found a couple of small skate spots and cruised through the tunnel to the other side to view I-90.
I captured photos and video of the Blue Angels and Fat Albert during Seafair 2018. It’s always fun to watch the aircraft fly around Seattle and Lake Washington. Next year I need to capture it from the lake though. I hope you enjoy the photos and video.
I just so happened to be shooting some longboarding photos of Mervyn Victoria for Paris Trucks and I noticed other photographers setting up at Ella Bailey Park in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Naturally, I checked my phone and saw the moon was rising in about 15 minutes, so I grabbed the tripod, put on a 300mm and waited for the moon to rise. The Moon Rising Over Seattle Photos Let’s not forget the purpose of me going out to shoot that night though and take a look at my two favorite skate pics from the night below.
It rains in Seattle a lot, which is great for the vegetations, but not so much for skateboarders. I spend quite a bit of time in my parking garage skateboarding during the winter. Recently, I heard Subsonic Skateboards was hosting a garage session, so I decide to stop by with my camera. you can check out some of the photos here and full blog post over a Skate[SLATE].
I really enjoy skateboarding and longboarding and if you follow my social media you will see photos of me from time to time. For years I rode Sector 9 Longboards and never in my wildest dreams did I think they would post a photo of me on their socials. Well, they did and I was quite flattered to see my photo on their feeds. It took me quite a long time to land a boneless and when I did a plane just happened to be flying overhead that really made the photo unique in my opinion. For this photo I was shooting with an intravolemter and the camera would take a photo every .5 seconds and luckily I was able to capture it. On that note, thanks for posting Sector 9 and make sure to check out their products!
Recently the Minnesota Vikings reached out to me via Instagram to capture photos of a Minnesota Vikings helmet around Seattle to hype up the Minnesota vs Seahawks preseason game. I love sports and Seattle, so naturally I said yes. Below are some of the photos I captured and you can see more and an interview HERE. I also had the opportunity to capture some photos of the field at the Seahawks VS Vikings preseason game. I sure did miss having a 400mm f2.8, but I made due with the Sigma 150-600mm. I also tried out my new Sony A6500, which did fairly decent.
I made the trip to Sacramento with DB Skimboards team rider, Isaac Thomas, and SeventyOne team rider Logan Davidson to meet up with Ruben Luis Gutierrez for some Sacramento skimboarding. This was my last assigment for DB and the footage was just leftovers, but with all of the nice weather I decided to edit something together. More photos here: – Land Or Slam Skimboard Jam – Rollins Lake Skimboard Session
2016 was an interesting one for me, but I managed to capture some pretty decent photos along the way. For my top 10 photos of 2016 I tried to pick photos that I liked that also were decently popular in my social feeds. 10. Seattle from Alki Beach I captured this photo from Alki Beach in West Seattle after a Seahawks game when you could barely see the giant 12 lit up in the Seattle skyline. 9. MoPop Reflection I spent a decent amount of time waiting for the monorail to pass by and get the timing right for a reflection in the MoPop Museum (formerly the EMP). It was worth it. After I got this photo my friend Blake helped me get the skate photo mentioned above. 8. Seattle Central Library The Seattle Central Library is one of my favorite places to wander in Seattle. The day before Valentines day my girlfriend Alyne and I wandered around the library and I captured this photo. 7. Spring at UW It was a dismal rainy morning, but I decided to go to the quad at UW to try and capture some of the spring color before the crowds appeared. For this […]
I don’t work in the skate industry anymore, but I still skateboard and I do miss being involved. I am going to start doing web development work and content creation with SkateSlate. I have a few ideas for some interviews I am going to start working on and a few video side projects. With that being said, thanks to SkateSlate editor, Les Robertson, for taking the time to interview me for the magazine. Read the full Interview HERE A few photos and video from the Interview: