Monday, April 30, 2007


Sorry not alot of posting here I have been busy preparing for vacation and trying to do stuff since the weather is getting nice. Unfortunately I gave away both of my advance copies of urban climber mags before I made a copy of the new article highlighting me. I will try to recover one and post the article here soon. The next few weeks will be action packed so stay tuned for a mountain of photos and the promotional machine will take another small step.

for now you can scope out my new flickr page.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

More new camera testing

Can you tell which one is the new point and shoot and which one is the "professional SLR"

this weekend

Had fun climbing and trying out my new camera
Canon G7
I am really psyched because now I am set up with three really great cameras. Which makes two backups for me and then any second shooters I bring to jobs just adds to my redundancy.
If you think a P&S is not a viable back up, my favorite shot (see my second post) was taken as a 2mb jpeg and not only that but I completely blew the exposure. I now have sitting right next to me a 30x40 image printed on velvet that is absolutely stunning. You would be shocked if you saw the original file. I was. Back in the film days I would have cried when i saw how poor of a mistake I made. Hail digital and photoshop, both tools that have gotten me back into this game making my job that much easier and unleashing my true artistic talent which is in photoshop.
In the film era everyones work for the most part looked kinda similar I mean it was all film and pushing the artistic envelope was limited by how far you could manipulate film. Nowadays the only limitations are your imagination. Dont get me wrong it takes skill and art to create on film, but now you can further seperate your self from others by your editing skills.

here is my friend Aron on a difficult problem in the Gunks

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My first cover

This is from a while back but but I need something to post about...
This picture is from my first trip to Fontainebleau France, and had no idea I was "on assignment" to the degree of capturing a cover, no less the cover for the launch issue of this international climbing mag. I knew I was taking shots for a chance to get published but imagine my shock when my first published image ever was chosen for the cover.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

this weekend

Not much to report. I didn't have anything to shoot, well except myself.
Here is the great pontificater about to school some kids in the art of climbing the gill egg boulder problem.
Keep your eye on Urban Climber apparently they think I am good. ;) (j/k joe)