If you happen to know any Ultra Runners, you know that they are pretty much bad asses. There's just no other way to describe them. They have determination and focus that I will never posess. I do a handful of half marathons, 10K's and 5k's every year and it takes everything I have to finish 13.1 miles. I have no desire to go any further and I'm pretty happy and proud to be able to finish 13.1
Enter....the bad ass Ultra Runners. They do 25, 60, even 100 milers and make it look easy. I recently had the pleasure of doing a shoot for two runners whom I respect in a huge way. Each has overcome huge obsticles in their lives and they are just truly great people. The extra bonus was being able to shoot in one of my favorite spots in Corvallis! Stunning views in every direction. I love my job.
The Seaweed that taste like BACON...AND it could feed the world and help end global warming. (Sound too good to be true?)
I tasted it both smoked and fresh and I have to say....I don't even like sushi because I don't like the taste of seaweed and I really liked Dulce! I'm really excited to see this revolutionary product evolve! I did a photo shoot and had a tour with Josh Hulsey who will be the first person in the USA to farm the red algea called Dulce. He's currently growing it at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport Oregon.
It not only taste like bacon when fried, it's very fast growing and dulse boasts a high mineral, vitamin, antioxidant and protein content making it a super food.
"We know that enough can be grown of this product to feed the entire world," said Chuck Toombs- Oregon State University Marketing & Business Professor "And it also eats up a lot of carbon, so we could be feeding the world and helping end global warming in the process."
Dulce went viral on the internet in just a few days after Oregon State University released it's discovery. I'm really excited to see this revolutionary product evolve and I feel really lucky that I've been able to see it (and taste it) first hand.
North Shore Modeling Shoot
Sometimes I have to pinch myself because life seems too good to be true. I couldn't have asked for anything better than this shoot. We found an abandonded building in the jungle on the North Shore of Hawaii. The graffiti was probably the coolest thing I'd ever seen and by far the best location I've ever shot at. The roof was off which made for perfect natural light and room after room of graffiti. We had a complete blast with this shoot. It was only after that I came back to the Mainland that I did research on that spot. Apparently it's one of the most haunted sites on Oahu! I believe it. We heard footsteps behind us and when we looked there was no one there. Super creepy!
Grand Meredith Band Performs for CMA Week in Nashville
I can't even begin to express how much fun this band was to shoot. I led the life of a compete rock star and loved every minute of it. I think we averaged about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. Drank and ate at the best places in Nashville and the fans we're great! They just released their first single available on itunes and Spotify. UP ALL NIGHT is a fun Summer party song and the rest of the CD will be released in late Summer 2015. They just finished shooting the video so that will be released soon! Here's the link to get your copy now!
Much of what I've been shooting lately has centered around Corvallis and working with the visitors bureau. Our new visitors guide comes out the end of March and we usually feature one of the local breweries for the guide. This year I had the pleasure of shooting with one of the employees of Flat Tail, Rob Yarber. He's modeled before so it made it a lot of fun to work with someone who knows how to work the camera and give the images personality.
This image below will be on the cover of our 2015 Visitors Guide.
Flat Tail Brewing is located in a beautiful area of downtown Corvallis right next to the river and close to OSU campus. The outside looks like an old brick building bar like you would find in many cities historic district with outdoor seating around the corridor and a sports bar like decor with a local flair. Flat Tail gets their name from Oregon State University and their beloved football team the Beavers. The pub is filled with Beavers signs and memorabilia with a small bar in the back. Behind the bar lies a suprisingly large brewery space with tons of room to grow. Currently Flat Tail operates on a 15 barrel brewhouse with multiple 30 barrel fermenters. Luckily I just happend to be shooting when they received their first shipment of cans! Made for a great backdrop. If you haven't yet tried Flat Tail go check them out! You won't be disappointed!
Open Daily 11am – 11pm Happy Hour Daily from 3-6pm and 9-close 202 SW 1st. street The corner of 1st & Madison Downtown Corvallis, across from the river.
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Seriously...the coolest thing I did all summer. If you love nature and beer...this is the trip for you.
THE LAST BREWS CRUISE OF THE SUMMER!
To register contact: Cascadia Expeditions
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Nothing better than snapping pics of this ADORABLE thing!