Arriving back in Utah for the 2008/2009 ski season I'm ready to make some serious images. I learned so much from my time out here last year that this year should be a breeze...HA! Lets just hope that I survive again. All day its been a struggle trying to keep myself under control every time I look out the window at the fresh pow and groomers of Solitude Mtn. Resort. My friends here at the mountain are glad to have me back and I'm even more glad just to be back. This season will not be quite the undertaking that last years trip had been but I'm confident that I can accomplish what I have come out here to do especially with the help of everyone here on the mountain.
I know its cheesy but I always stop by Ski Patrol and make sure they know what color my jacket is this year... still the same lime green as always... Those boys and girls have been the focus of many a photo that I've taken and have been so accommodating to things and projects that I hope to get done. Below is a picture of and quote Marvin told me earlier today when I asked him how the avvy conditions were...
"In a word... Murderous..." -Marvin
So I can't even explain to you all just how amazing this trip was for me. I got the chance to drive across the country with one of my best friends a Mr. Joesph McKenney to my place out at Solitude. The trip out there was breathtaking, Nebraska was boring but we came up with the "Hawk" game to pass the time. Driving through Colorado and our short stop in Vail was second to nothing. We got there just as 11" of fresh had fallen. Arriving in Utah to sunny skies and fresh pow we were kids in a candy store. This story is much to long to detail for you all here. But there will be a separate website and link provided once the short story has been written. So keep your eyes peeled.
Collaborating with one of my Art Director friends Meggie Repp, we got together and made an ad for HEAD tennis rackets. These were the counterpart for other ads that had been illustrated to show rackets with different filaments. One with laser beams, one with thorns and another with barbed wire. Had a lot of fun and got some pretty great reaction from professors.
So this blog is just a way for those of you who are involved in my photography to kinda keep tabs. I'll try and post on here as often as I can and especially after I have a shoot or some other meaningful moment happens in my career. Feel free to comment and I hope you guys like reading about my photography as much as I enjoy creating it. Thanks so much everyone.