Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Andrew Call

I used to jump down things. (I also used to have a little more hair, in case you didn't recognize me). This photo was taken back in 2000 in La Verkin, UT. Scan from a print I made in 2003. Photo by Andrew Cottle. Team Monroe represent!

Mike Zanelli

Warm up noseslide.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Please stop by and take a look. Feedback is more than welcome.
Thank you.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

BFA Opening Reception @ Gallery 303

Tonight, April 10th, there will be an opening for the group BFA show from the BYU Department of Visual Arts. The opening will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Gallery 303, located in the Harris Fine Art Building on BYU campus. Four of the images from my series "The Moral Minority" will be on display, along with works from numerous other artists, designers, and photographers. All are welcome to attend (and there will be food).
I know this is short notice, but please come out if you can. If you can't make it to the opening, the show will be up until April 24th, with the gallery hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thank you for the support.

***This project is ongoing. There are other people that I have talked to about shooting for this that I still want to shoot. I am still looking for more people for this project. If anyone seeing this wants to be included, let me know and we can set something up.

The Moral Minority

Artist Statement:

There are many stigmas attached to being a skateboarder. Skateboarders have a notorious reputation for being rebellious, disrespectful, anti-authority, “stoners,” vandals, lazy, punks, and even criminals.

More than half of my life I have considered myself a skater, and have claimed that title proudly. Skateboarding has been a positive force in my life, and it is the reason I picked up a camera in the first place. Skateboarding instills creativity, self-expression, and individuality. It cultivates and embraces originality.

With the intent of shedding a new light on the public’s perception of skaters, I have photographed individuals that don’t fit the perceived mold. These people are upstanding members of the community, and contribute to society in a positive way. From artists to CEOs, educators to photographers—we all have an undying passion for skateboarding and the joy it brings to our lives.

Weston Colton

As long as I can push, I'll ride a skateboard.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

NYC #?: Very Emergency

I guess you use this box if you are getting mugged on the Brooklyn Bridge.
*if you know the band reference in the title, post it in the comments*

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yes...I actually skate.

I went to Denver a few weeks ago. I managed to get some photos of myself in between shooting the other guys. I went skating with my brothers-in-law and on a different day with Jamie Craig, the Sole Tech/DLX rep. Jamie took me to a few really cool spots in downtown Denver. I'll post the other photos I shot in Denver soon.
The first four photos by Jamie Craig.

This was a feat to get my old man legs to 180 over this wall. Photo by Andrew Cottle.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NYC #4: Modernism from Above 2009

I have a tendency to shoot in a very modernist way--I am always looking for light and shadow, line and shape, very formal elements. That is exactly what these photos are--line and shape. I shot this series in a 5-10 minute ride on the Sky Bus on the way to JFK Airport. I'm intrigued by the way everyday surroundings--like streets and sidewalks-- look from a birds eye perspective.
*bonus points if anyone caught my DFA1979 reference*

NYC #3: Street Photography

True street photography is a hard thing to do--at least for me. Brazenly raising your camera to your eye and pointing it at a stranger on the street that can see exactly what you are doing is not easy. Most people don't really want some weirdo on on the street taking their picture, especially without asking.
None of these people knew I was photographing them. The top two images were shot from my waist as I walked. It it a miracle the man on the Brooklyn Bridge is as sharp as he is.
If you ever want a challenge to get out of your comfort zone, try photographing people on the street. (I didn't take that challenge, just for the record).