Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Barrens

Has anyone read the book It by Stephen King?  I read it in 6th grade and it got me hooked on Stephen King books when I was young.  That book was really scary.  The made for TV mini-series starring John Ritter, with Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown, did absolutely no justice to the book.

As Wikipedia puts it:

"The Barrens is a small tract of land still heavily covered in trees and plant life. Derry's landfill is located here, as is a gravel pit and several sewer pump-stations. The Barrens plays the most prominent a role in It, as the Losers adopt it as their home away from home, even building a clubhouse there."

Tonight I went out to photograph and decided to visit this area near my house.  I have been there before and had always been a little creeped out walking alone through the "woods" that seemed oddly out of place.  I found old junk people had dumped there, like refridgerators, school desks, mattresses, etc.  I never associated it before, but tonight as I looked through my photos, I realized that this area was exactly like The Barrens in It.  In the book, there is even an old fridge in the Barrens that a kid locks animals in to kill them.  I'm telling you, creepy stuff.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Glenn Calvert


Oakland, CA based photographer Christian Ericksen invited me to do a mini interview for his blog.
Check it out here!

Glenn Calvert, crooked grind, 2008
Polaroid Type 59

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

UVU Magazine: Winter 2010

The new issue of UVU Magazine is out now.  Here are some of the shots I have in the mag, including my first cover.

Cover photo illustration by me, design by Matt Bambrough.  Athletes:  Allyce Jones, Tyray Petty, Jace Brinkerhoff.

NCAA story and Great West Conference ad layout and design by Bradley Trinnaman.

Pre-design photos

Camie Manwill

Tyray Petty

Flint Ray

UVU Girls Soccer won the Great West Conference.

UVU Alumni Award Winners

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Presets


The Presets - SLC, April 2009

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jake Brimley

Jake Brimley - backside 180, final attempt.  04/2009

Wayne County, UT  10/2006

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

UVU's President Matthew Holland will be giving a lecture on Abraham Lincoln this Friday.  Not enough excitement for you?  How about Dan Fairbanks sculpting a bust of Lincoln while Holland speaks.
You can also see this full size statue at the Woodberry Art Museum.

Photo by me.
Design by Jory Dayne.

Monday, February 8, 2010

while I was waiting...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dirk Hogan


Dirk Hogan - feeble through the bush with a make on a "tall can challenge".
April 2009

Mike Zanelli

Tall, steep rail.  Rough ground.  Zanelli crook. 
April 2009