Salmon Seining in Sepia

By |August 9th, 2016|

Commercial fishing in Alaska is where it all started for me. My first camera was mailed general delivery through the USPS to Ketchikan, Alaska. I was there on a commercial fishing boat – Salmon Seiner to be specific – for the summer. I was seeing the most beautiful things and was overcome with a desire to share them. […]

Alaskan winter surf trip on a commercial fishing boat

By |December 31st, 2015|

Digging around in the archive here today I uncovered a fun little adventure from a few years back. I joined a group of surfing buddies on a winter surf trip aboard another friends commercial fishing boat here in Alaska. It was early April, plenty of darkness and snow still hanging around but we were all eager to get out and catch some waves.  I shot a few photos before and after our surf sessions but didn’t let the camera work get in the way of surfing this time around.


The psychology of surfing in Alaska

By |April 16th, 2015|

Why do you surf in Alaska?!
In my search for some better way of answering this question I came across a San Francisco State University study that seemed applicable. Surfing in Alaska is not cheap, easy, or normal, but we love it and without a doubt, it makes us happy. Look at Mike in the photo above. He’s not just smiling because he was handed a cold beer after surfing in the snow for a couple hours.  […]

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Cineflex vs drone comparison

By |March 16th, 2015|

You can’t hardly think about aerial video without some drone buzzing through the background of your mind these days. So what’s the deal? If you can capture smooth aerial video from a drone who needs the big helicopter and cineflex anymore?

As both a cineflex operator and owner of a couple drones myself maybe I can help you decide which is best for your next project. The same thinking applies if you are considering a different helicopter mounted aerial video system such as the shotover, wescam, gyrostabilized systems (GSS) etc. . […]

  • Jason Slezak, kitesurf ambassador for Patagonia, kiting near a huge iceberg in a glacial lake in Alaska.

Product testing with Patagonia

By |February 12th, 2015|

Good times with good friends testing good products in our incredible backyard.

Patagonia, the outdoor clothing brand, recently released a drysuit that was built for kiting in cold water. They wanted to make sure this thing was everything they hoped. So they made the smart move and sent a crew north to prove the suit. I had the pleasure of showing them around some of our favorite haunts and photographing the action and lifestyle moments.  […]