|| I shot this image of Lynsey Dyer on a cold, snowy night in Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. After arriving more than fashionably late due to car trouble Dyer and I stepped outside, I setup my giant octobox for a softer front light, and a Elinchrom Ranger for a rim and we blasted away. Lynsey stuck through the cold like a champ, despite needing to skip town that night to head out on a trip later the next day. Like the professional she is, Dyer hit her mark on a number of looks and we were in and out quickly. Although this shot (and others from the shoot) never ran, the photos are of some of my favorite lifestyle / environmental portraits that I’ve shot over the past couple of years. The lighting is far from perfect, but the snowfall breaks up the darkness around her and the bleed-in of the yellow from the streetlights behind her add some warmth. Can’t say I would shoot this photo exactly the way I did it back then, but I stil like it all the same. ||

Mind The Gap

A wooden jump leads up to a massive canyon gap at the Red Bull Rampage downhill mountain biking event in Utah.

|| Yup, this gap jump is huge. We arrived at the Red Bull Rampage venue a day early to see practice runs and watch the building take place. A competitor eyes up the canyon gap. Later, only a handful of the professional freeride and downhill mountain bike riders would hit this gap. A grip of outdoor and sports photographers were in attendance. I can’t blame the crowds, this is an opportunity for some amazing outdoor photos.

Virgin, Utah is hot and dirty too…real hot. Even though it took me about a week to clean the dust out of my lenses, I would say it was worth the trip. I traveled down to the event with photographers Re Wikstrom, Stan Evans, and Erik Seo. Everyone bagged their share of photos and much fun was had. ||