The velodrome is one of the most classic and pure forms of cycling. Racers fly around a smooth banked track, with no brakes and just one fixed gear. The track in Minnesota is one of only about 25 tracks across the country, with weekly races through the summer. I love the long summer shadows and golden light that envelopes the track through the night, eventually leading to just small pockets of sunshine making it into the track. As the sun fades, and the lights of the track come up, the blue skies are a stunning backdrop for the last races of the night.Read More
Two months ago I received an email from Communication Arts magazine to let me know that one of my images was selected to be included in their Photo Annual issue. It became real again this week when the issue landed in my mailbox. The photo included is a portrait of The Cactus Blossoms that was shot for their album art, and was awarded in the Advertising category of the contest.
This year the panel of jurors selected only 137 winning projects from 4,024 entries. Having this photo printed alongside many other strong images from this year's competition is an honor, especially when the issue includes work from many other photographers I greatly respect.
You can find the photo on page 103 of the July/August 2016 issue of Communication Arts, or at CommArts.com.Read More
It is wonderful when a client reaches out about a project that is just a perfect fit. This April, lululemon contacted me to shoot new images for their flagship Mall of America location. The photos are integral to the recently renovated space, with 25 large images hanging throughout the store. [Click to read more]Read More
This spring I was asked by Pocket Hercules to work with them on a campaign for the Nature Conservancy of Minnesota. They approached me with a concept to photograph and film, in slow motion, people from underwater as their faces just broke the surface of the water. The project was a great exercise in adaptability, working on a limited budget, in one shoot day, to make an incredible concept come to life.
See more from the campaign, read about the process, and check out the behind the scenes photos of the set:Read More
From the grieving fans and scores of media that visited Paisley Park upon hearing the news, to the massive crowds that filled Downtown Minneapolis outside First Avenue in the evening, the day of Prince's death was one of the most powerful days I've covered as a photographer.Read More