This was the fifth year in a row that I've photographed the Rock The Garden for The Current. It is aways a wonderful day outside in the summer sun, with a relaxed crowd and great music. Instead of the traditional location on the hill next to the Walker Art Center, construction in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden forced the festival to find a new location along the banks of the Mississippi in NE Minneapolis. The Boom Island park location was large enough to grow the festival to nearly 18,000 people with two opposing stages. Music jumped between the two stages with nearly no interruption. With an onsite photo editor, and a 2nd photographer, I was able to immediately deliver images to a Dropbox folder accessible to the social media team to post and share through the day. Three songs into each band's set, a card runner would take memory cards to the editor while I would continue to capture more images of the performers and crowd. By the end of they, 15,000 photos were already edited down to about 100 images ready for the recap of the event on The Current's website. With great music and summer weather it was another successful Rock The Garden.Read More
Cyclocross has been the core of Donkey Label's focus to make the best possible cycling apparel. This fall DL put together a new cycling team in partnership with Scratch Labs nutrition, HED wheels, and the Bicycle Haus as sponsors.
For this past weekend's Velo CX race, held at the National Sports Center Velodrom, I jumped in the DL truck and rode with owner Paul Krumrich to capture a day at the races.Read More
Lake Mille Lacs is a massive 200 square mile lake just two hours north of the twin cities. In many ways it is the center of the iconic Minnesota ice fishing culture. Because the lake is so large, it cannot just smoothly freeze over. Instead as the ice forms it expands and builds pressure and the ice must somehow release that pressure. The results are dramatic, jagged ridges of ice called pressure ridge, raising large chunks of ice 4-5 feet into the air. I loved the range of abstract shapes these chucks of ice form, loosing any sense of scale when photographed closely. Keep an eye here on my blog as I'll continue to post more photos from the trip.