I shot this video for the band Swale to help launch their kickstarter campaign for their new album The Next Instead. The album was fully funded within two days. Filmed on Lake Champlain on February 20th, 2014.
Sincere Thanks to everyone who helped me, Lukas Huffman & Jesse Huffman in creating the latest Snow Craft video series. I’m blessed to be able to continue doing what I’ve loved for so long.
Transworld Surf Magazine was put to rest a few days ago by Grind Media and Norb Garrett.
You can read all about it here: http://business.transworld.net/134084/features/grindmedia-to-stop-printing-transworld-surf/
Here’s one of my favorite surf photos of all time, which also happened to land on the June 2013 cover of Transworld Surf. Shot by Stu Gibson.
“Those who want to be serious photographers, you’re really going to have to edit your work. You’re going to have to understand what you’re doing. You’re going to have to not just shoot, shoot, shoot. To stop and look at your work is the most important thing you can do.”
When I worked as the photo editor at Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, I learned one of the most important lessons in photography. You have to look at your photos and detach yourself from the shot. You have to honestly critique your work. If you think every photo you’ve shot is good, or you can’t accept feedback from other people in the arts; then your work probably won’t flourish.
I shot action photos in a certain style for so long. Eventually, I realized I was ignoring other elements like depth and exploring new angles. There is a lot to be said for sitting at a light table or a computer looking at photos every day. I studied the work of my peers and understood that each person had a specific style. The best photographers in my opinion, are the ones who can shoot various formats and those who continue to explore new techniques.
Center for the Advancement of Public Actions. Bennington College. Vermont