Tearsheet: Canadian Cycling Magazine

May 22nd, 2014

Editorial: "Ride In The Redwoods" Canadian Cycling MagazineTearsheet: Canadian Cycling Magazine. “Ride In The Redwoods”

The May issue of Canadian Cycling Magazine features the work of a long time cyclist and Bay Area photographer (me). Included is a series feature on cycling in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, the issue includes outtakes for a piece on nutrition. No word on whether I get to shoot (or ride) in Canada for the next assignment. The images include some classic Bay Area climbs starting in downtown Palo Alto, through the redwoods of Old La Honda, a descent down highway 84, over Haskins to Pescadero (not “Haskins the hard way” which is the same road going the other direction), and along the coast past the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. There is a huge symbiosis between photography and cycling, because there are two objects in this world that connect everyone together. Cameras and bikes. Everyone has a story involving one of those two things. “My father gave me a great camera but I lost it,” or “I wish I still had my first BMX bike.” Or… you may wish you didn’t go over the guard rail in the Marin Headlines while your rims were wet because it was raining and you just installed new break shoes on your bike.

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Canadian Cycling Magazine, May cover photo by Joel Esposito.

Cycling Running & Fitness For Magellan GPS

June 26th, 2013

Athletes in these photos include Eric Clarkson, Tommy Zaferes, Josh Bjornstad, & Elle Washburn. Photographed for a Magellan GPS product launch at trail running and cycling locations near Santa Cruz, CA. Tearsheets are included from advertising spots in Triathlete Magazine. Production and art direction by Judi Oyama of Maximum Impact Design.

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Triathlete Eric Clarkson cycling Santa Cruz, CA
tearsheet from Triathlete Magazine of Eric Clarkson cycling in Santa Cruz, CA | Magellan GPS

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triathlete Tommy Zaferes
Triathlete Tommy Zaferes | Magellan GPS

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Elle Washburn, triathlete
Elle Washburn running in Santa Cruz, CA | Magellan GPS

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Josh Bjornstad + Eric Clarkson

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Josh Bjornstad cycling | sports
Triathlete Josh Bjornstad cycling in Aptos, CA | Magellan GPS

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Eric Clarkson trail running
Triathlete Eric Clarkson | Magellan GPS

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triathlete Eric Clarkson trail running
tearsheet from Triathlete Magazine of Eric Clarkson trail running in Aptos, CA | Magellan GPS

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More info. See more images and info about this sports, lifestyle, and fitness campaign for Magellan here.

Cycling In Palo Alto

May 22nd, 2013

Cycling up Old La Honda, a classic climb in Palo Alto, CA. Cycling up Old La Honda, a classic climb in Palo Alto, CA.

My first bike was a yard sale gem. It had 20″ wheels and the forks were raked out like a motorcycle chopper. I was crushed when the cranks broke. It was a repair that cost as much as a new bike. The only problem was I didn’t want a new one.

If you are a cyclist you have ridden or read about the epic road rides that start, loop, or end in Palo Alto, CA. A decent cyclist can be out of town and in the country within 30-60 minutes of saddle time. Once you make it over the first climb – you’ll be in the rolling hills of Northern California. A little bit farther – you’re at the coast. Palo Alto is a Bay Area cycling mecca. It’s also the home of Palo Alto Bicycles which is one of the oldest bike shops on the west coast. Below are some outtakes from a photo shoot with the staff of Palo Alto Bicycles. The Northern California roads look pretty good and so does the shop’s new apparel.

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Things seen in Palo Alto:

1) Let’s just ignore the weekend traffic in town.

2) On the roads you’ll see large group rides, pros training, retired racers rolling at the same speed as in their prime, and a random kid on an old 10-speed that’s too big for him gunning it up Old La Honda.

3) A man standing on University Ave with large Foldger’s coffee cans around each ankle. You know – for protection.

4) Cyclists can be spotted wearing full fingered gloves and earmuffs in 95° heat, or riding with nothing but shorts and a cotton t-shirt on early morning winter rides in the rain.

5) Robin Williams once did some impromptu stand-up in the repair shop of Palo Alto Bicycles, and I once met Steve Jobs there. We talked about bike technology and wheel designs.

Lifestyle, Sports, & Fitness Shoot

January 20th, 2012

Below are a few sports images from a shoot for Magellan GPS that were photographed at locations in the Santa Cruz area. The campaign will be used for advertising and promotion of a new fitness product line by Magellan called Switch. Five Bay Area triathletes were the talent for this lifestyle shoot that mainly included running and cycling at some terrific spots. These athletes really made the difference for the action shots and were patient enough to let us light them and try various options for each scene. Thanks to the amazing Judi Oyama from Maximum Impact for taking care of the location scouting, styling, casting, and excellent production work! My assistant on this gig was Nils Carlson who did a great job tracking subjects with the strobe and for handling the long day like a champ.

Fact or Fiction?
Did two seagulls really steal our sandwiches while Nils and I were working during our lunch break? Yeah it really happened. Those birds are like wolverines with wings and a license to do whatever they want. It was kind of sad, but very funny. “There goes our lunch!”

Athletes in these photos: Eric Clarkson, Tommy Zaferes, Josh Bjornstad, Stephanie Hocom, Elle Washburn.

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Triathlete Eric Clarkson cycling in Santa Cruz, CATriathlete Tommy Zaferes running at Rio Del Mar Beach.

Triathlete Tommy ZaferesMagellan GPS Switch. Triathlete Eric Clarkson cycling in Santa Cruz, CA

Triathlete Josh BjornstadTriathlete Josh Bjornstad.

Stephanie Hocom runningRunner Stephanie Hocom running with the Magellan Switch.

Triathlete Elle WashburnTriathlete Elle Washburn at Rio Del Mar Beach.

Magellan GPS Switch tearsheetThe Magellan GPS Switch campaign.