photography & videography

Hikes with Levi

Here’s a glimpse into one of my personal projects; “Hikes with Levi”.

Swale “Popular Crowd”

The original idea for this video with Swale was to show scenes of Summer activities; mostly swimming around rivers, lakes and a pool with two women dancing underwater.
Guitarist Eric Olsen and I started discussing doing some sort of projection and using an old pool that was nearly empty.
We knew we wanted (singer and keyboardist) Amanda to be moving in slow motion in some of the shots, but still have her singing at normal speed. Nothing ground breaking, but it was something I had never done before.
After doing a little research, I figured out what my settings needed to be and Eric made two versions of the video projections with the music sped up.
We shot Amanda lip syncing to the song four or five times. Once I started editing the clips of the band together, we decided it didn’t make sense to try and fit in other shots from a lake or anywhere else.
The original edits of this video were longer clips with less cuts. Amanda suggested that I make more cuts to match the tempo of the song and after I did that, it was complete. Enjoy.

Check out their new album The Next Instead.


Out Like a Lion

Richmond, Vermont 4.16.2014

Richmond, Vermont 4.16.2014


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.

Rarified Air

The Snow Craft series I helped film got a nice write up on the MILK Studios blog. You can check it here: Snow Craft


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.

Shot for Dear Lucy at Hotel Vermont.

Forecasts & Margins

Going through some old images and found this gem from 2010.  Toby Grubb came up with the concept and designed it. SterileAppDesktop_1

Rest In Print

Transworld Surf Magazine was put to rest a few days ago by Grind Media and Norb Garrett.

You can read all about it here:

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.


Michael-Hoult by Stu Gibson


What are you doing?

“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.”

-Annie Lebovitz

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. ©Shem-Roose-6212



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