• Freshies: Mountain Calligraphy in the Japanese Alps If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of winter sports this season you’ve seen literally hundreds of dispatches from Japan as herds of North American professionals and enthusiasts headed west in search of the most elusive of snow conditions: deep, deep powder. If your engagement in snowsports is more cursory, perhaps you haven’t even realized […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Behind the Gram 2014 – #1 Alpenglow on Mt. Baker Original Instagram Caption: Heading up to the North Cascades for a weekend up high. It’s gonna be COLD, but it’s always beautiful! Hope to see some colors like this tomorrow morning. Technical Details: Captured with Sony Alpha A99 with Sony 70-300 4.5-5.6 Lens @ 300mm. […]
  • Story Behind the Top 5 Grams of 2014 – #2 Ruth Gorge Sunset Behind the Gram 2014 – #2 Ruth Gorge Sunset Caption as Posted on Instagram: Today on the REI blog you can find the photos from my favorite trip of the year, and one of the most amazing places on the planet. Click the link in my profile to see the whole story. Location: Stump Camp, […]
  • Is the Sony RX100 III the Best ‘Pocket’ Camera Ever? I’m a strong proponent of the idea that ‘it’s not about the camera‘. I really am. To the extent that I hesitate to write about specific pieces of equipment because it moves the conversation away from the why/where/when an image was made, and puts the focus on what combination of glass, metal and plastic was […]
  • Photos for the Philippines It’s been a while since the images coming from the Philippines looked like this. Since the landfall of Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013, the stories and photos on the news have largely depicted scenes of utter devastation. The statistics are overwhelming; thousands killed, hundreds of thousands homeless and without basic necessities. Problems like these […]
  • How Do Your Photos Smell? Remember the sensation of getting paid with real money?  You may have to think all the way back to when you had an allowance or stacked cash for mowing the neighbor’s lawn, but there was probably a point in your life when you worked at something for a bit and were rewarded with a handful […]
  • Replay – 12 Months of Skiing Presentation at REI Seattle A few weeks back I stepped out of my comfort zone and stood up in front of a large crowd to tell stories and show photos from my project: An Elevated State – 12 Months of Skiing in Washington. The venue was the impressive presentation room at REI’s Flagship store in Seattle. Despite the sunny […]
  • Freshies – Spider Mountain, Deep in the North Cascades Last weekend held grand adventure and a gorgeous alpine experience in the form of Spider Mountain’s north face, deep in the North Cascades of Washington. Located in the Cascade Pass region, home to many of Washington’s tallest and most formidable peaks, the north face of Spider is a dream line for the intrepid ski mountaineer. […]
  • An Elevated State – Art Show @ evo Seattle, see it while you can! I thought I’d pen a quick post to say thank you to everyone who supported my exhibition of ‘An Elevated State – 12 Months of Backcountry Skiing in Washington’ at evo Seattle. I had a blast connecting with the people who were able to make it in person for the opening which was packed wall […]