Deep & Dark

|| Lynsey Dyer, Elyse Saugsted, filmer Austin Balls, and I visited Brighton after a two-day snowstorm here in Utah. Big Cottonwood canyon had already been hit hard by the powder hounds, but we managed to catch a break with the right light, a little snow flying, and a few untouched stashes. Here Lynsey hammers a turn and finds a 2% afternoon snack hiding below. This photograph, along with a few others on my site, were shot during the filming for Red Bull and Grete Eliassen’s movie Say My Name. ||


|| 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. ||