Guest Blog Post: ‘A Not-So-Normal Office’

Here’s a guest blog post from my Studio Manager, Olivia, who works for me at my office studio on my farm in Pemberton, BC: A normal job in a not-so-normal office… A couple weeks after moving offices from the corporate office space in Whistler to Kevin’s converted office on his 55-acre…


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SmartWool Running Spring/Summer 2017

I always love shooting for one of my personal favorite brands to wear, SmartWool. Their clothing is amazing, and they always allow me a lot of freedom in my approach to capturing the kind of real authentic images they are after. To showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 urban running line, I shot some local…


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New Work from an Epic Project

This time last year, I was making my way up the Bacaja River in the Amazon basin of Brazil on my way to visit the Xikrin people and their tribal land. I had been commissioned by The Nature Conservancy to shoot their annual report, and this was just a small part of the journey….


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The Nature Conservancy Magazine: Reforesting the Amazon

I am delighted to have taken part in this piece in The Nature Conservancy magazine about the reforestation of the Brazilian Amazon. I shot these photos back in July in the Amazon to document the São Félix do Xingu, a county in Brazil that has suffered the highest rate of…


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A Land Divided – The Amazon from Above

Last summer, while I was shooting in Brazil for The Nature Conservancy, I had the rare opportunity to shoot aerials over the Amazon rainforest. I had already witnessed the deforestation of the land from ground level while I was shooting the cattle ranches of the region. It was equally shocking from…


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Behind the Scenes with the Yurok Tribe

Behind the scenes on a recent shoot for The Nature Conservancy in Klamath, California. We stayed in Klamath for a week to document the Yurok Tribe and the famous salmon run in Blue Creek. It was a unique privilege to be welcomed into the the Yurok community and shown around by some…


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The Long and Winding Road, New Moto Stills with Derek Bond

Derek Bond is my man in Humbolt County, California. If you haven’t been up that way, you really should. The coastline is strikingly gorgeous, and it’s a great spot for production. I’ve shot there on numerous occasions, and Derek has been invaluable every time with his deep local knowledge and stellar production skills. Turns…


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BOSS Snowplows with Jacobson / Rost

I just got home from another shoot for BOSS Snowplows with Tom Gorton at Jacobson / Rost where we shot on location even further north than last year, in Houghton, Michigan.  I’m from Canada, but I’ll give it to them…this place is cold, and they get insane amounts of snow….


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Inside the Systems Control Factory

Here’s a shoot from August that I worked on with Tom Gorton and the team at Jacobson / Rost. I always love getting together with Tom, but it was also a pleasure shooting amongst the dedicated, and hard-working individuals in the Systems Control factory in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Pretty cool…


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BOSS Snowplow Shoot in Iron Mountain, Michigan

Here’s the BOSS Snowplow catalogue I received in the mail the other week. We shot these images on the snowy roads of Iron Mountain, Michigan last winter. With no shortage of snow, it was definitely fun seeing these guys in action! Another great collaboration with Tom Gorton and his team at Jacobson / Rost…


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Defy Convention: Inspiring shoot for SideStix

Some new work from a shoot I did last summer for a company called SideStix, who make high-tech crutches for the outdoors. I collaborated with Don Cleland and Peter Ladd from Pendo Creative on this. Amazing light, great people, and a really inspiring company.  


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Summer Ready with Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy Campaign

I worked on this Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy campaign last summer with Tom Gorton and Jacobson / Rost, and they’re using weather sensitive billboards to promote it! By staying linked to local weather reports, the image changes as clouds roll in, showers fall or the sun shines!  


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Leave Only Footprints, Shooting for Canadian Tourism Commission-Tyax

I spent a week this summer shooting for Canadian Tourism Commission.  We explored Tyax by bike, foot, and…belly flopping?  I always love shooting in my home province of British Columbia.  They don’t call it Beautiful British Columbia for nothing!  It was also a bonus shooting with this fun group of talent.


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Behind the Scenes – Dagger Kayaks

Here are some Behind the Scenes from our Still and Motion shoot paddling along Hood River to Cannon Beach, an ideal place to shoot kayaking. With the help of some very talented and patient guides and local kayakers, we worked our way from the mountains to the sea to create…


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Behind the Scenes – Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy Campaign

Top secret location in the great North Woods, Minnesota. No cell phones, no internet, no noise. A fun collaboration with the team from Jacobson / Rost in Chicago. Another beautiful location with a great crew who weren’t afraid to get wet. Apparently giving the talent some very important instructions here……


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The Melting Pot, Shooting for Adidas Outdoor China

New work from this summer’s shoot in Queenstown, New Zealand for Adidas Outdoor China. I collaborated on this project with one of the most culturally diverse teams I’ve ever had on a shoot: the creative team from TBWA Shanghai was a mix of Americans and Chinese, the client was originally…


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Behind the Scenes – Adidas for TBWA Shanghai

Some behind the scenes shots from our recent shoot for Adidas outdoors in New Zealand for TBWA Shanghai. An amazing crew on all fronts, and wonderful locations around Queenstown. Plus, we were blessed with the perfect two-day weather window.    


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Behind the Scenes – SmartWool Running

I recently had an opportunity to work with the very creative folks from Victors & Spoils for their client SmartWool to launch their new PhD merino wool running socks. It was chilly for a summer shoot, but we had a high energy crew and an amazing bunch of real athletes…


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Behind the Scenes: Footage from Jansport Shoot

You know when you buy a pair of running shoes that just look too new?  And the first thing you want to do is just get them dirty so it doesn’t look like you have just walked out of the shop?  Well, have a look at our behind the scenes…


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Behind the Scenes: Sperry Top-Sider

Behind the scenes from a recent ad campaign for Sperry Top-Sider. Shot on location in Miami, Florida with the US Olympic sailing team, the Jackson family (the kayakers, not the musicians), and an exceptional crew of hard-working folks who weren’t afraid to get wet. Final images are under wraps for…


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Confluence Outdoor Shoot for Wilderness Systems

Another fun day with Confluence Outdoor for Wilderness Systems.  We spent the days paddling and shooting around the San Francisco Bay with the impressive Golden Gate Bridge in the background.  Some shots were also taken on location in Oregon.


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2012 International Photography Awards – Winner

I am honoured to be selected among the winners of this year’s International Photography Awards for my personal project documenting the Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Tsavo National Park. I spent a week with the team documenting their tireless work protecting the quickly disappearing black rhinos and elephants from poaching….


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Stills, Meet Motion

Stills, Meet Motion Ever since the advent of HD video, we’ve all been hearing how the need for pure still photography will disappear since we’ll be able to just pull stills from video. I’ve never felt threatened by this line of thinking; I believe that there will always be a…


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Behind the scenes: Jansport

Back in California last week… behind the scenes on a new campaign for Jansport, shot on location in Marin and Santa Cruz.  One of my favourite shots from this week was taken in the old record store, pictured below. Check out the image I’m talking about, here, in my portfolio.  I think…


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RED EPIC Camera Testing

I’ve been testing the RED EPIC camera for a week. The mission was to see if print-quality stills could be pulled from video shot handheld in the backcountry. The short answer is, yes, and here is the first final image. RED will be using this in the EPIC brochure.  …


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Active Winter with SmartWool

I had a great time shooting with these active and motivational women on the SmartWool Winter 2012 campaign.  They really were ‘all smiles’ doing the sports they love, and their energy was contagious, even after long days in the mountains. My own love for this brand made it even more fun…


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