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Portfolio | Motorsports and Automotive Photography

Portfolio | Motorsports and Automotive Photography

After years. And years. And years. I finally sat down and created a portfolio of motorsports and automotive photography. This collection comes from some playoff-level assignments shot for various clients including: Audi sportscar experience, Mercedes-Benz, Motorcyclist Magazine, Porsche, Simraceway, and more. There will certainly be new trophies added and replacements to the portfolio over time. So far these are my all-stars. Continue Reading

AMA Superbike Racer Thad Wolff | Motorcyclist Magazine

AMA Superbike Racer Thad Wolff | Motorcyclist Magazine

Photo shoot with former AMA pro racer Thad Wolff for the cover of Motorcyclist Magazine during the FIM Superbike World Championships at Laguna Seca. It was a day with high temps, a bit of luck, gratitude, and oil stained boots. The feature is about Thad’s relationship with a Suzuki GS1000 bike, and his friendship with the innovative guru mechanic Matsu Matsuzawa. Continue Reading

Podcast: “Beyond Technique” on PhotoFocus

Podcast: “Beyond Technique” on PhotoFocus

I was interviewed on the photography podcast Photofocus “Beyond Technique” by hosts Chamira Young and Skip Cohen. It’s also a decent discussion about the photo industry. Skip and Chamira asked about staying focused, self correcting the career path, how I got started in photography, and how to break into lifestyle or editorial work.  They… Continue Reading

“The List” – Top Photographers on PhotoShelter

“The List” – Top Photographers on PhotoShelter

This week PhotoShelter made a pretty big announcement after taking on the large endeavor of assembling a list of their top 90 photographers on the platform from over 80K members. I am buck wild with excitement to be selected as 1 of 5 photographers chosen to represent the lifestyle category. You can view the entire… Continue Reading

Video: Chef Trent Page | Whole Foods Market

Video: Chef Trent Page | Whole Foods Market

Ducks, hens, and ribs. Here is a promotional video we shot with Chef Trent Page showcasing a rib roast, spiced duck, and a mustard herb game hen available at Whole Foods Markets in Northern California. Despite not wanting to be in front of the camera, Trent helped us knock out (4) videos in only a… Continue Reading

Video: Panorama Meats | Whole Foods Market

Video: Panorama Meats | Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market sent us to Pete’s Valley Cattle in Winters, CA with Chef Melissa King – to film ranchers Rick Harrison and Richard Stewart and to learn about their partnership with Panorama Meats. Here is our finished 3 minute video edit from the project. Continue Reading

Interview by Photo District News

Interview by Photo District News

Photo District News interviewed me for a short piece about my photography, California culture, and how I use my website. The article is sponsored by Photoshelter, the company that hosts my online portfolios, image archive, and work for client delivery. Continue Reading

Fitness Shoot in Half Moon Bay | LifeTrak

Fitness Shoot in Half Moon Bay | LifeTrak

LifeTrak is a California based company specializing in wearable technology for athletes. With a new product launch and app interface geared towards running, cycling, swimming, working out and recovery, I was commissioned to do a lifestyle fitness shoot at locations in Half Moon Bay, CA. Below are a few selections and outtakes for the campaign.… Continue Reading

Portraits Of The Crew | Socksmith

Portraits Of The Crew | Socksmith

Getting to work with people who keep a positive vibe is really appreciated. It makes the photography better and the day more fun. For these reasons and more, I’m glad to share a few portraits of the crew from the Socksmith shoot in Monterey, CA Continue Reading