Monday, April 18, 2011

Kid Tested

As many of you know, when I'm not shooting and writing I wrangle a toddler. Wrangling toddlers and making professional progress don't necessarily go hand in hand. I love my job. I love my boy much, much more, but let's just admit it, they don't always sync.

Today was NOT one of those days! I had a big helper today as I got ready for an upcoming assignment. In a little over a week I'll be going on a trip for Canoe & Kayak magazine, 10 days paddling in the Temagami region of Ontario shooting a story for writer Conor Mihell. Before such trips I like to shake down my camping gear a bit, relearn things I've forgotten and try out any new gear before the trip.

Introducing our new tent, an ALPS Mountaineering Vertex 4. It's easy to set up, and even fits in our living room! Josiah liked it immediately. "Tunt! Tunt! Tunt!"

Kid tested, photographer approved.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Recent Work-SPACE Trailers

Part of what I love about my work is meeting interesting people and sharing interesting ideas. I recently sold a sea kayaking image to a fella from Minnesota by the name of Todd Olson. He needed it for the backdrop to a trade show booth promoting his new company.

Todd and his brother Brennan are starting a company building lightweight trailers for your car. He figures the outdoors crowd is also the environmentally-friendly crowd, and you don't have to be a genius to realize that $4 per gallon gas (or higher) is going to cut down on your outdoors pursuits when you're rolling to the trailhead in a big old SUV, truck, etc. The idea is to trade the guzzler for a sipper and pick up a cute little trailer for your gear.

I think it's a good idea and worth a shot. What I didn't know, was that the Olson boys have had other good ideas. Yea, that's right, they invented the Rollerblade inline skate. Not bad for a couple of fellas from Minnesota, eh?

They're calling it SPACE Trailers, check it out.