The Cactus Blossom’s have spent the two+ years writing and recording their new album. It was an honor to be asked to work with them again for some press photos to accompany the new album. Taking an afternoon in the Westbank neighborhood of Minneapolis – legendary for the bars where Bob Dylan got his start. We had a very casual shoot in bouncing between Palmer’s Bar, The alley behind The Wienery, and eventually getting up onto the roof of iconic The Cedar Cultural center.Read More
I grew up watching the X-Games, and got into photography looking at the photos in BMX magazines, so it was a bit of a return full circle this summer when I photographed skateboarder Mariah Duran for Ozy.
Meeting Mariah just after she arrived at her Minneapolis hotel, I had a little over an hour to capture a full mix of portraits, action photos, and video clips for website loops. Knowing I would be shooting in the midday sun, I had scouted locations that would be filled with diffused, bounced light, or where the hard shadows could turn into crisp graphic elements. It was fortunate that there is a small skate park in the corner of downtown Minneapolis. While not exactly competition quality, Mariah was happy to stretch her legs and get some time on her board after a morning of travel, nailing some serious tricks for our shoot.
Just two days after our shoot, Mariah clinched the gold medal in the X-Games Skateboard Street finals.
I’m honored to be included again in the Communication Arts Photo Annual, in the advertising category. This is the fourth time in the last five years that I've been awarded – and each time it feels special to be recognized along side many of the best photographers in the world.
The photo recognized this year is a portrait of the musician Pokey LaFarge, which I shot in the garage, with Pokey's tour bus as a background, in a quick photo session between soundcheck and his show at First Avenue.
This year, the jurors selected 127 winning projects from nearly four thousand entries. I feel privileged each time I’m included in the CA Photo Annual, as the winning images represent some of the most powerful and memorable photographs from the previous year.
You can find the photo in the July/August 2018 issue of Communication Arts, or at CommArts.com.
Tre Jones of Apple Valley MN is one of the top 10 high school basketball recruits this year, and will join several other top high school players all heading to Duke for next season. Tre's older brother also went to Duke before getting drafted early into the NBA. Tre was wonderful to work with for this quick photo shoot between his high school practice and heading to watch the Apple Valley women's basketball team play a section finals game. SLAM Magazine was looking for a wide mix of images, with Tre wearing both his game clothes and street clothes. It was great to have James Corbett filming BTS of the photoshoot for part of a larger doc that Slam published about Tre - check out the behind the scenes video of the shoot and more photos from the shoot.
Read more about Tre at SLAM Online.
I’m honored to be included again in the Communication Arts Photo Annual, in the advertising category. The photo awarded this year is a portrait of Twin Cities hip-hop artist P.O.S that was shot for promotional use around a new single.
This year, the panel of jurors selected 140 winning projects from nearly four thousand entries. I feel privileged each time I’m included in the CA Photo Annual, as the winning images represent some of the most powerful and memorable photographs from the previous year. Many of the other winners are some of my photographic heroes, and it is humbling to be presented as a peer within the pages of the contest.
You can find the photo in the July/August 2017 issue of Communication Arts, or at CommArts.com.