Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Video: The Beginning of YAY! LiFE!

My friend Amy and I have been working on this video for quite some time now. If you remember I did a little YAY! slideshow a few months ago. This is a video that tells the story of how YAY! LiFE! all began. I hope you enjoy it! We will be working with them on making more videos in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled and ready. The next projects will actually be more geared towards documenting individuals and their personal YAY!s. If you want to get involved, check out livintheyaylife.com and submit your own.

The Beginning of YAY! LiFE... from YAY! LiFE! on Vimeo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pigs Can Skate Too

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The Halloween Skate Competition at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder this year featured all sorts of crazies...a pirate, a Jedi, a pig...even Jesus was there. My pirate friend, Ryan Weilert, may not have won the comp, but he won for largest fan club! Twas a fun day event before the night's Halloween festivites.

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From Fear to Fabulous

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I had the privilege of working with this inspiring young woman a few weeks ago. Erica wiglessly welcomed me into her house to take the second picture of her that would ever be published without her wig on. She shared with me her experience living with Alopecia Areata and how she had finally come to the decision to reveal herself in public for the first time.

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Brave Erica stood up and gave a speech called "From Fear to Fabulous" at Front Range Community College last week in hopes to encourage others to be able to be real with who they really are. She believes that sharing this about herself has changed her world and can change others' as well.

Way to go Erica! I'm proud of you and encouraged by you.

Please read more of her story by Pam Mellskog at the Times-Call.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Circa Survive & Dredg @ Summit Music Hall

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Circa Survive came out with a bang of confetti to fill the sold-out Summit Music Hall Saturday night. Anthony Green's energy surpassed that of openers Dredg, Codeseven and Animals as Leaders, although Dredg dummer Dino Campanella played both the drums and keyboard at the same time, showing some mad skill. Overall, great performances by all four bands.

Check out more of my photos on Denver Post's Reverb Blog!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

YAY! @ Boulder Farmer's Market

I recently started doing some work for a company called Livin' the YAY! Life with my friend Amy. They have hired us to shoot some videos for them, but as a side job, a few weeks ago hired us to work a booth at the Boulder County Farmers Market. I thought I would make the most of our 8 hours amongst the farmers by putting together this little slideshow.

YAY! Life is focused on encouraging people in their passions...getting them in touch with the things they love. So, the options are pretty much endless! Check out their site and support a new local business!

PS. If you submit your YAY! you may be selected to be a subject in one of the videos we plan to shoot!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Built to Spill

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Built to Spill played at the Gothic Theatre in Denver last night, which happens to be my favorite venue in CO...Well, at least for watching a show. I would have to say that for shooting a show, Red Rocks still takes the cake.

Check out the good ol' Reverb Blog for the rest of my photos!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Purdy Outhouse

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Purdy Outhouse called his friends on the East Coast to tell them that he and his wife were having a baby. To their surprise, Outhouse was actually referring to “Baby Piney Apple,” which he has been growing for the past 22 months at his home in Firestone.

Yes, Purdy Outhouse is seriously this man's name. His name is definitely unique, I must say...but I guess Purdy likes keeping it weird! He decided to grow a pineapple plant in Colorado, and has been doing so for almost two years now. I love how random, yet entertaining, photojournalism can be.

Click here to read the Times-Call story!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rainbow

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A small rainstorm blew into town today, hopefully aiding the firefighters in their battle against the Fourmile Canyon Fire. The rain didn't last long, but gifted the community with a brilliant double rainbow that reached across the entire town...

"I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life." Genesis 9: 13-15

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fourmile Canyon Fire

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The Fourmile Canyon Fire has been raging for two full days now. Although I wasn't technically on the job, I managed to get a few photos of the smoke plume in the early stages of the fire. A few more frames can be seen on the Longmont Times-Call's photo gallery.

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My sad attempt at a panoramic...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

David Gray & Ray LaMontagne

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And here you have it: My first experience shooting at Red Rocks!

Unfortunately we weren't allowed up front during Ray's performance, which was a bit of a let down since that was my reason for going...oh well! Mr. LaMontagne had a flawless set and I'm pretty sure wooed almost every woman with his voice. On the other hand, I have to admit I only know one of David Gray's songs, although his high energy was quite entertaining.

Check out more photos on the Reverb Blog!


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Monday, August 23, 2010

Shalom Israel! (Part 1)

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"The Modern Day Exodus"

Well, here it is, finally...the first post from my travels in Israel. Photos are by no means chronological. More to come as time permits! Enjoy.

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