Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fort Lewis College Athletics

I lived in Durango, Colorado from 1995 until 2004. I bought my first camera when I lived there, and earned my college degree at Fort Lewis College. My first paid photography gig was self -assigned: I bought a Nikon Coolpix 990 and an HP Photosmart P1000 and a 9-volt converter to plug the printer in to the cigarette lighter in my pickup and my girlfriend and I sold 8x10 inkjet prints at a mountain bike race in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I grossed over $600 that day, which was pretty awesome.

Long story short: I had a new job that I would stick with for at least 10 years.

One of my favorite subjects over the years has been Fort Lewis College athletics. I have photographed the RMAC champion men's soccer team and the national champion cycling team. I photographed Tom Danielson when he was just a really fast local mountain bike racer. I saw a fellow student sink a game-winning 3 pointer from "downtown" - where I was way too close to him to possibly get a shot. When that ball went in I had about the same view on it as him.

The photos after the link are highlights from those years. Enjoy!

Fort Lewis Football on a muddy day in Golden, Colorado in 2006.

MLB Playoffs

October baseball starts tomorrow. I was lucky enough to shoot the Colorado Rockies this season, and during the year, caught quite a few teams. With the elimination of the Twins from playoff contention tonight, though, I only photographed two of the 8 playoff teams. Cubs and Phillies came to town before I started, and none of the AL finalists came through town (besides the Twins).

I did catch 4 Dodgers games and 2 Brewers games.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday and LA Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez share a lighter moment.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets at work against the Rockies

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Photos - Boulder Racing Cyclocross


September 27, 2008: I photographed the first cyclocross race of the season for the Boulder Racing Cyclocross series at Interlocken park in Broomfield, CO, on Saturday. Perfect weather, a nice course, great light, and an appearance by Georgia Gould and other elite racers made it a great event. Check out the gallery!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

1st post - background

Several years ago I blogged. This was before the word existed. The entries were always based on photos I had taken, things my friends did, and things I was interested in. Today I am writing because I can't break into that old website (hosted on yahoo's Geocities - my username and password combo that I do remember don't seem to grant me access to the HTML of that site). I like the fact that the site remains up though. There are some pretty cool things on the site. I will eventually move some of it over here.

So my purpose for this new site is currently two-fold. One - I can't seem to get Google to find any of the images in my Photoshelter Archive. The Photoshelter Archive is a great tool, but if I can't get the search term "Denver Tour de Fat photos" to link to my album titled "Denver Tour De Fat Photos" then we have a problem. If by chance you are looking for photos of the event on September 13, please see my Photoshelter Archive page. You will find the photos there.

An Image from the Tour de Fat Gallery

Two - I have ideas. I plan to share some of these ideas here. They involve voting with your dollars, supporting local, sustainable economies, among other subjects. I am a photographer with interest in the current state of the profession of photography, the tools of the trade, and other photographers, particularly photojournalists.