Over the past couple weeks I have done a lot of longboarding and captured a lot of longboarding photos in the Seattle area. My first session was with DB Longboards rider Spencer Smith and we hit up a few spots in Seattle to do some downhill longboarding and freeriding on the new Keystone Longboard. And here is a photo sequence I captured of Spencer gripping through one of the turns on the longboard run we found. The following day I went out to shoot with Seattle longboarder Jackson Wells who rides for Atlas Trucks. We ventured to a couple different spots around Seattle and worked on a new video featuring Atlas’s new Ultralight 8mm Truck. Here’s a few photos of Jackson. A few days later I ventured out with Cloud Ride Wheels team rider Nick DiVona to check on some hills I found using Google Maps and Google Street view. a bunch of the spots either were flat or had horrible concrete, but we managed to find a couple new spots that are great near Mount Rainier that you can see below. On Mother’s Day I ventured to Everett where I grew up to see my mom and went on […]
A month ago I traveled with DB Skimboards to San Francisco, California to capture some photos and video for a new skimboard called the Sacramento Pro. I met up with Adam Balaam at Baker Beach and we filmed for about 2 hours. We captured a ton of photos and video and even used a drone to capture a unique view of the stream Adam was skimboarding in. Here’s the video edit I captured for the Sac Pro skimboard promotion and it is easily one of my favorite skimbaording videos I have created to date. DB Skimboards also used some of my photos for their 2015 Skimboard Catalog that you can view here. Overall it was my first time to San Francisco and it was the first time I have seen the Golden Gate Bridge with my own two eyes. It was a pretty cool experience and I gotta say I am stoked to work full-time in the action sports industry capturing skimboarding and skateboarding.
I recently had a photo and video featured in Pulse Skimboarding Magazine and am stoked as always to help promote the sport of skimboarding that I love. I had one photo of DB Skimboards team rider Blake Zimmerman run along with an edit of DB Skimboards rider Adien Raza run in the magazine. It was cool to get one of my videos from my trip to Europe featured along with a Pacific Northwest skimboaridng photo. It was an extra bonus to get these both featured in the magazine. You can view the whole skimboard magazine by clicking here: Pulse Skimboard Magazine.
I had the opportunity to be on the sidelines of the Seattle Seahawks versus New York Giants game in November. I have been going through all the photos from the game and picked a few photos that were some of my favorites and did the somewhat cliche edit of a black and white background with the subject in color. Due to the Seahawks dark uniforms this actually worked out pretty well on the first few edits, so I just kept going. Here’s a few of my edits from when the Seahawks destroyed the New York Giants at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Enjoy and GO HAWKS! And to stay up to date with all of my photography and video make sure to follow on one or all of the social media networks below: Instagram Youtube Twitter Facebook Tumblr
In hopes of pushing some holiday sales at DB Skimboards I put together several “mini edits” featuring DB Skimboards team riders. I also broke all of these videos up into 15 second versions that were also posted on Instagram and Facebook. The promos worked really well and sales were up over last year with no paid advertising support, which was great. As I go into 2015 I am going to try put out more media that is tailored to each social media platform with an end goal of trying to push traffic back to our websites. It’s a big challenge and I am excited to see what I can do over the next couple months.
It was the beginning of my last week at The Bellingham Herald and I had the chance to capture photos of the Seattle Seahawks v. the New York Giants. It was an amazing experience to say the least. I had the opportunity to talk with Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin for a few minutes and captured well over 3,000 photos of the Seahawks Seattle’s 38-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, the third straight win for the Seahawks where the defending champs showed glimpses of that title form. Lynch was the workhorse for a record day for the Seahawks offense. He ran for 140 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on runs of 1, 2, 3 and 16 yards. Seattle set a franchise record with 350 yards rushing, the most in the NFL since Kansas City ran for 352 against Indianapolis in 2012. Lynch wasn’t alone. Wilson added 107 yards on 14 carries and a 1-yard TD run with 5:19 left. Christine Michael and Robert Turbin averaged more than 5 yards per carry: Michael finished with 71 yards and Turbin added 32. Seattle is the first NFL team to have a running back rush for four touchdowns and […]
Now that I am gearing up to work in the skimboarding and skateboarding industry full-time I am sending out more of my skate and skim photos to magazines. Below you can see a couple of my photos that ran in the fall issue of Pulse Skimboarding Magazine. Click here to view the full issue.
A missed extra point and a field goal at the end of the game decided the outcome of the Meridian v. Mount Baker football game Oct. 24. Mount Baker’s Liam Short was an absolute beast with over 200 yards, but it wasn’t enough to stop Meridian. Here’s an except of the story from The Bellingham Herald reporter Joshua Hart “Mount Baker’s football team can wait another week to clinch the Northwest Conference 1A title because Friday, Oct. 18, is Meridian’s day. With four seconds left and the Mountaineers up 9-7, senior kicker Joel Escbach stood in front of the uprights with a 19-yard game-winning field goal try lying in wait. The Trojan, who only started kicking this year, waited through two timeouts and an offside. “Butterflies,” Escbach said of what he was feeling. “Everything, playoff hopes, this is all for my team right here.” Escbach hadn’t made a field goal in his football career before. But when Kevin Castro’s run came up a yard short of the end zone on third down, coach Bob Ames called on Escbach.” View the full photo gallery here Read the full story here
There was one heck of a football game Sept. 26, 2014 at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. It looked like Sehome was going to run away with the game, but that’s not how it all played out. Blaine made one heck of a comeback and took the win in the 4th Quarter. Here’s some words by The Bellingham Herald sports editor Dave Rasbach… There’s no disputing the raw speed of Sehome junior Taylor Rapp, but as quick as he is, he wasn’t the fastest thing on the Civic Stadium turf on Friday, Sept. 26. That honor belongs to the emotional roller coaster Blaine receiver Anthony Ball was on in the closing minutes of the Class 2A/3A Northwest Conference game between the Mariners and Borderites. With about two minutes remaining in regulation and his team trailing by six points, Ball broke behind the Sehome defensive backfield, hauled in a pass from quarterback Nathan Kramme and was running seemingly unchallenged toward the end zone and a 67-yard touchdown that would have tied the game and given his team a chance to take the lead with an extra point. Just a split second later, Ball’s dreams were dashed when Rapp refused to give up […]
I have been capturing photos of the Bellingham Bells baseball team all summer for The Bellingham Herald. Last season the team won the West Coast League Championship beating the Corvallis Knights 3-2. The Bells finish the season 41-18, the best record in Bells history and the fourth time in WCL history that a team reached 40 wins. It was a fun season to capture photos of and I learned a lot about how to capture baseball. Here’s some photos from the championship game. You can view the full photo gallery here: CLICK HERE And you can read the full story here: CLICK HERE The Bellingham Herald also put together a photo page featuring my photos from over the course of the season that you can see below.