Aspen, Colorado

 

39.1911° N, 106.8175° W

 

 Having been inspired by a well know action sports photographer Scott Markewitz a few years ago. Marewitz, had taken an image similar to this for a brand ad. That image stuck with me for years and give me the desire to have a friend drive my truck up and down Independence Pass photographing local athlete celebrity Greg Strokes. As rolled around in the back of my picking up trying to match shutter speed to desired effect, manage my semi-working flash, angles, have my wild man driver go an exact speed, we managed to navigate the narrows of Independence Pass. Image all of this to re create a look/image I saw years before. The challenge of getting a shot like is what made me want to do it. The Aspen Photo Challenge, a photography competition created the desire to go for it... Not sure why I hadn't before, but am happy that is is out now. Look forward to another shoot similar to this in the feature.  

Having been inspired by a well know action sports photographer Scott Markewitz a few years ago. Marewitz, had taken an image similar to this for a brand ad. That image stuck with me for years and give me the desire to have a friend drive my truck up and down Independence Pass photographing local athlete celebrity Greg Strokes. As rolled around in the back of my picking up trying to match shutter speed to desired effect, manage my semi-working flash, angles, have my wild man driver go an exact speed, we managed to navigate the narrows of Independence Pass. Image all of this to re create a look/image I saw years before. The challenge of getting a shot like is what made me want to do it. The Aspen Photo Challenge, a photography competition created the desire to go for it... Not sure why I hadn't before, but am happy that is is out now. Look forward to another shoot similar to this in the feature.  


 Winter 2016. A deep day on the hill turning snowboards. My Aspen athlete and I meet up on the chairlift randomly. Naturally as I was carrying my camera we then decided to rip a lap together and nab a un-planned image. This was our outcome. Pretty stoked on the outcome. I understand this winter is suppose to be deep!! Looking that way as it snowed a foot here in Aspen in early October.

Winter 2016. A deep day on the hill turning snowboards. My Aspen athlete and I meet up on the chairlift randomly. Naturally as I was carrying my camera we then decided to rip a lap together and nab a un-planned image. This was our outcome. Pretty stoked on the outcome. I understand this winter is suppose to be deep!! Looking that way as it snowed a foot here in Aspen in early October.


 Anika Berkan, one of the top woman mountain bikers riding in the Enduro World Series. This event has taken place in Aspen the last 2 years. Being a fan and mountain biker my self I am jaw dropped by the talent some of these individuals posses. EWS 2017 on a new trail in Snomwass. The trail has no name. 

Anika Berkan, one of the top woman mountain bikers riding in the Enduro World Series. This event has taken place in Aspen the last 2 years. Being a fan and mountain biker my self I am jaw dropped by the talent some of these individuals posses. EWS 2017 on a new trail in Snomwass. The trail has no name. 


 Hike up Shadow Mountain is not easy. The climb down is hairy as well. Especially if you are coming down in the dark for the first time ever with out headlamps. Sometime you forget the important details when feeling the urge to send it to the "spot" to get the "shot"

Hike up Shadow Mountain is not easy. The climb down is hairy as well. Especially if you are coming down in the dark for the first time ever with out headlamps. Sometime you forget the important details when feeling the urge to send it to the "spot" to get the "shot"


 It's not a image representing movement per say but it does make me move. I have photographed this range the Maroon Bells so many time and I can get enough of this image. It hangs above my bed as a window to my outside. 

It's not a image representing movement per say but it does make me move. I have photographed this range the Maroon Bells so many time and I can get enough of this image. It hangs above my bed as a window to my outside. 


 It's New Years Eve and I'm skinning up little Nell with an extra jacket, bottle of champagne my camera and tripod.  I wasn't the only one with this idea as I was joined by more then a handful of people along the cat walk above town. The fireworks rained down on everyone so close you could almost touch them. 

It's New Years Eve and I'm skinning up little Nell with an extra jacket, bottle of champagne my camera and tripod.  I wasn't the only one with this idea as I was joined by more then a handful of people along the cat walk above town. The fireworks rained down on everyone so close you could almost touch them. 


 Whit, one of my riding partners blazes past me on Sunnyside trail on a rough section of trail. We just beat the rain on our 20 mile loop. Love days like this out on the mountain bike. Getting out and amongst the forest on my bike is one of my all time favorite things to occupy time with. 

Whit, one of my riding partners blazes past me on Sunnyside trail on a rough section of trail. We just beat the rain on our 20 mile loop. Love days like this out on the mountain bike. Getting out and amongst the forest on my bike is one of my all time favorite things to occupy time with. 


 Scrambling up Shadow Mountain was no easy task. Specially for this first timer. I had done my research and was prepared with a few key items. I wearing proper hiking boots for the steep climb, I had leather gloves for the mining cable you use to assist you up 2/3rds the climb. However I managed to forget head lamps. Not import for a evening shoot with a decent on a new route into the inky black forest.  This particular section my friend Adam gets some exposure because he loves to work the shot. 

Scrambling up Shadow Mountain was no easy task. Specially for this first timer. I had done my research and was prepared with a few key items. I wearing proper hiking boots for the steep climb, I had leather gloves for the mining cable you use to assist you up 2/3rds the climb. However I managed to forget head lamps. Not import for a evening shoot with a decent on a new route into the inky black forest.  This particular section my friend Adam gets some exposure because he loves to work the shot. 


 Riding mountain bikes in the Spring is a one of the best times to be on the trail. 

Riding mountain bikes in the Spring is a one of the best times to be on the trail. 


 Time spent in nature looking for unique ways to interact. 

Time spent in nature looking for unique ways to interact. 


 Flying off the lip of a jump on the infamous Valhalla trail in Snowmass, Colorado. This image was taken during the only North American stop for a popular mountain bike racing called the Enduro World Series also know as the EWS.

Flying off the lip of a jump on the infamous Valhalla trail in Snowmass, Colorado. This image was taken during the only North American stop for a popular mountain bike racing called the Enduro World Series also know as the EWS.


 Riding a steep line on a cliff edge is one way to get your blood pumping. This line was shown to me by a fellow mountain biking enthusiast pictured here. This line is located in one of my favorite places to visit. Moab Utah. Moab, has an incredible amount of adventures that I am looking forward to exploring as life goes on.

Riding a steep line on a cliff edge is one way to get your blood pumping. This line was shown to me by a fellow mountain biking enthusiast pictured here. This line is located in one of my favorite places to visit. Moab Utah. Moab, has an incredible amount of adventures that I am looking forward to exploring as life goes on.