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Skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Alex, Matt A, and Andy on the way up to Ptarmigan Glacier. Notchtop Peak to the right. A beautiful day of skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park.

May 15, 2008 Posted by | Action Sports, climbing photography, ski mountaineering, skiing | , , , | Leave a comment

Climbing in Eldorado Canyon

Marc Gay at Hawk Eagle Ridge, Eldorado Canyon, Boulder ColoradoMy friend Marc is on the verge of completing a new traditional route on Hawk-Eagle Ridge in Eldorado Canyon. After many days effort, a ground fall off of a blown out TCU, and multiple falls near the final jug, he’s damn close to sending it. Not bad for a bald 42 year old with an infant son and a full-time job.

Update: Marc sent the route in July after what he thinks might have been forty days of effort. The Grim Reaper goes at 5.13b/R. Nice work Marc.

May 15, 2008 Posted by | climbing photography, Eldorado Canyon, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Alex and Andy on the way to the summit of Mt. Bancroft

On a perfect Colorado spring day, Andy Jensen, Alex Platt and I skied James Peak and Mt. Bancroft, two peaks in the central mountians of the front range. It was a long day, comprised mostly of skinning and suffering, but we managed a few good turns.

May 15, 2008 Posted by | Action Sports, photography, ski mountaineering, skiing | , , , | Leave a comment

Andy Drops In/East Face of Mt. Bancroft

 

May 15, 2008 Posted by | ski mountaineering, skiing | Leave a comment

Jordan River, BC. Surfing

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On my latest trip to Vancouver Island the III crew and kids went camping at Jordan River. Jordan River is one of Canada´s best surf spots. Located on the Canadian side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the right point break only works off a north swell, so winter is the time. The spot has a nasty localized reputation with all kinds of rumors of fistfights in the dirt parking lot and vandalized cars of unwelcome outsiders. Since I was there only to shoot we didn’t have any issues.jordan river, bc jordan river, bc1

The waves were lining up nicely in the late morning. These two guys were getting long ride after long ride.

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Action Sports, lifestyle, photography, surfing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bound for Afghanistan

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Greg Miller and I got a chance to follow Canadian soldiers training for combat in Afghanistan. The soldiers were from the Edmonton Garrison and were on an intense reconaissance training course which involved sleep deprivation, bad weather (as you can see) very little food and long, stressful missions. After a day of following these guys around I had all new respect for the Canadian military and their mission in Afghanistan. We went home to comfortable homes as these guys went out on another cold night mission.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | military, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

Cover Shots

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Construction in the downtown core. Cover of Victoria Business Examiner

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Photojournalism, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dean on his bed

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Dean at the end of the day. He lives in an abandoned squat on the outskirts of Victoria, BC.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Addiction, homeless, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

Shooting up

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Dean shoots-up at his squat in Victoria, BC.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Addiction, homeless, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

Vancouver Street Scene

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Homeless people on the lower east side of Vancouver. I took this shot of the two people on the left smoking something. I got chased off by a few angry street people for taking this shot. For a second I thought about reasoning with them but decided to run instead.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Addiction, homeless, Photojournalism | Leave a comment