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A Hidden Benefit

Last Sunday, a fresh blanket of snow covered Denver and the temperature dipped below the zero mark. We rose to grey skies and a city silent under eight inches of powdery white fluff. It was Super Bowl Sunday, but we had more on our minds that watching two teams collide for a treasured trophy and bragging rights. Over the last …

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Episode #10 – Brady Kappius

Every year I shoot thousands of bike racers.  Some race mountain bikes.  Others are die hard roadies.  Some like to mix it up a little and dabble in a mountain bike race here and a road race there.  And then, there are the Cross racers.  Outside of the Northwest, Boulder seems to have the most died-in-the-wool, true-blue, hard-core cross racers …

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Episode #8 – Ingrid Alongi

I have been fortunate to see quite a bit of bike racing in my career as a photographer.  There are always new people to meet and new disciplines to experience. In the biking world, all genres seem completely different and unique.  Each has it’s own lingo, it’s own special gear, and it’s own funny sayings and snobbish eccentricities. The downhillers have …

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Another Day at the Office

One of the areas that I have been totally getting into this year is….making movies from still photography.  This type of work is blowing up right now.  And, there is not set form or structure.  These shorts are on the internet all over the place. Most recently photographers are being nabbed up by companies such as At&t and major insurance …

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Monday Night Lights

Sitting in the first corner, I try to get myself as small as possible (eternally a challenge) so that the cyclists don’t clip me as they race by. Bike racing is always a challenging sport to shoot.  It’s not like you can simply stand in front of the competitors and ask “hey can you hold that pose for just a …

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Cleaning out the Closet

Every so often I sit down at the computer and start wandering back through old photos.  I used to do this when I was in grade school.  In fact, I used to do it in high school, and college too.  The old memories return, flooding my mind with emotion and seemingly lost events.  I find it refreshing to reflect on …

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All Terrain Shoes – A.T.S’s

I am drawn to cool short movies that are shot using “Stop Motion” techniques and/or by shooting with high-speed shutter option of still cameras.  One of the coolest videos that has caught my eye is by a German photographer/producer, Roman Kuhn.  He produced a five minute short that tells the tale of the new Mercedes Mclaren and a sneaking paparazzo. …

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Celebrations in Denver

In 1965 Rachel B. Noel was elected to the Denver Public Schools Board of Education.  This successful election made  Mrs. Noel the first African American Woman elected to public office in the State of Colorado.  In 2008 Mrs. Noel passed away leaving a living legacy of hope, tolerance, and inspiration that thousands of people benefit from today. A month ago …

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Riding In the High Desert

Almost 5 months ago, my long-time buddy, Phil McIntosh and I headed back to the small town in Southwestern Wyoming where we grew up.  We both had a bunch of work to finish up so we didn’t begin our six hour trip until early evening. But, in our heads that was perfect.  It was the first time in a LONG …

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Urban Assault

Earlier this week my friend Paige Eden and I took a short trip east of town in search of an abandoned airfield. We had heard about many different airfields but most of them no longer exist. Paige turned me on to this cool photography site that explores urban ruins.  These folks have it down, they check out old asylums, empty …

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Pin-Ups

I love photographing people. A couple of months ago, I was talking with a good friend of mine and she happened to mention how she thought 1950’s style pin-ups were some of the coolest images of women ever made.  She pulled out some old Betty Paige calendars, that her father had given her, and we wasted the better part of …

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Episode#5-Alison Powers

About two years ago, I met Alison while working at a local bike shop.  At the time I had no idea she was such and incredible racer.  What struck me was how kind and genuine she was.  Well to tell you the truth, I was really taken by her awesome curly hair and her amazing smile…..who isn’t?  I soon changed …