It is hard to believe looking back on it. I used to be a professional photographer. Had a contract with a stock agency and a couple open contracts with manufactureres. The digital transformation left me behind. Mostly I think I became bored with sorting, fearful of having to become a wedding attendee and mostly I enjoyed traveling more than selling the images of traveling. These are photos I had published in various media. A handful of magazine covers, lots of promo stuff, quite a bit of editorial. I still have to sort through it.
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- Fluid Magazine Cover
Another Wall-of-Water Cover. Will Peterman and I worked on this shot for a day. I lit the boat and water with a mild flash. You can see Will is looking right at the camera. The graphic artist did a nice job with this cover except the names coming off the paddle. The Dagger sponsored kayaker's names are the background pattern . My name is two lines above "story" in the headline!
This is a photo of me taken by me. I saw the blue water and the depth of the image from the lip of the falls and knew what a great shot this would be. I set my camera on a tripod had a friend hold the shutter release while I ran the falls over and over and over.
- Puerta del Salto
I didn't take this photo. That's me in the blurry red boat. I helped set the shot in the sense that I took the photog there. We talked about options and I ran the falls, over and over. I'm glad patagonia picked this shot. I like to think it was to give me a pat on the back. I made the first descent of these falls with Adam Shandro. It is a great story and a page in my connection with Puerta del Salto. It is right at 15 meters and quite impressive.
- Outside Magazine
Outside Magazine Story on How to Kayak featuring Dan Givens. At least as a model. The old South Fork Surf wave. I got a lot of mileage out of this shot with F Stock. A bunch of other photographers copied it. Which I guess is flattering.
- Fluid Cover
Reflections in the sand of a girl reflecting on life in a sea kayak. A hidden bay on the coast of the Sea of Cortez. Jen built the sand castle while I composed this shot. Later we paddled out to the islands. After I climbed on top to look around. I could see a 10 foot shark darting around the rocks in search of food.
- Oars Catalog
Payette River Canyon. It is tough to get a photo with OARS. I actually wanted a different shot -- the steam coming off pine Flat Hotsprings just upstream. the sun was coming downstream and into the lens. I tried a variety of filters and settings and realized it was an afternoon shot. I packed up all the filters and gear and turned around to watch the rafts float through Gateway. I pulled out my camera and snapped off a few shots for the record.
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Dagger goofing on Jen. Jen goofing on Katie. Baja sea kayaking -- a great trip for kids and kayaks.
- Dagger Catalog Inside Cover
A nice mood shot for the contrast of shadows on Cascasas Tamul.