Welp. It’s that time of the year again where everyone picks their favorite something of the year and puts it into a click bate top 10 list. That is exactly what I am doing here! Here are my top 10 favorite photos I captured last year around Seattle. I can’t see these are my top 10 best photos of the year just my top 10 favorite photos. #10 Lopez Island Sunrise We had to catch an early morning ferry to Anacortes from Lopez Island and we got to the ferry landing early to watch the sunrise. It was worth it. Here’s a photo of my girlfriend Alyne and dog Charlie enjoying the sunrise in the San Juan Islands. #9 12th Man City The night before the Super Bowl I ventured over to West Seattle to capture this photo. There was so much stoke and hope in the city that weekend this photo brings back fond memories of how most people felt before that Super Bowl. Let’s not talk about what happened though… #8 Double Helix Bridge at Sunrise This is one of two self portraits I captured this year that are in my top 10. It’s not because I like […]
One of my photos from Artist Point landed on the cover of Whatcom Magazine. I also wrote a story about skimboarding for the issue and they ran a photo of myself skimboarding as a double page spread along with one of my photos of DB Skimboards team rider Casey Gackle. You can read the skimboarding story I wrote by CLICKING HERE. I still actively freelance since leaving my job as a full-time photojournalist and love the opportunity to still write outdoor stories for Whatcom Magazine and The Bellingham Herald.
Last week I captured photos and video for DB Skimboards of their annual DB Skim Camp at Dash Point in Federal Way, Washington. Not only were these kids unbelievably stoked to be at the beach all day they were also just adorable. Here’s some photos and a promo edit I made during one day of the skimboard camp. They still have one skim camp session open this summer and you can learn more at DBskimcamp.com!
For the past 8 years I have been capturing photos and video of the DB Skimboards Pro/AM at Dash Point in Federal Way and this year was no different. Below are a few photos I captured of the event and the official video. You also can view more of my photos on SkimMagazine.com.
I recently had three photos featured in the new issue of Pulse Skimboarding Magazine. One photo of Casey Gackle skimboarding in Bellingham, a photo of Adam Balaam skimboarding in San Francisco and a photo of Isaac Thomas skimboarding in Tacoma. It’s always great to help boost the skimboarding scene and to get some photos of my friends and DB Skimboards team riders into magazine.
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.
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.
Bryce Casselaman nominated me for the Black And White Photo Challenge and it seemed like a fun thing to participate in. Here’s the 5 photos I decided to go with for the challenge. Pipeline The photo I decided to post first was from a huge day at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in 2008. This was easily the most amazing day of surfing I have ever witnessed and I remember this was the only guy who went right while I was there. He pretty much got destroyed right after this frame, but the drop he had alone must have made it work it. A ferry ride to Lopez Island I love my girlfriend Alyne and I love taking photos of her. When we first started hanging out she wasn’t a huge fan of me taking photos of her, but over the the past 10 months she has really opened up to letting me capture more portraits of her. Here’s one from a recent ferry ride to Lopez Island. Beastmode My favorite Seahawks moment ever was Marshawn Lynch’s amazing 67-yard TD run against the Saints in the playoffs. I remember watching that with my friends and everyone freaking out. […]
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.