Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Le Ski

So...I never photograph skiing, because I don't ski. But I did my best at ski features up at Snowbasin today. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Yes, I went there. Nick Vigil, the Standard-Examiner's football MVP, said his favorite NFL team is the Denver Broncos. "I like Tim Tebow," he told me. "I'm a big fan of him." This just seemed natural.

Fremont High School football player Nick Vigil does his best Tim Tebow impression on the football field at Fremont in Plain City Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. Vigil is the Standard-Examiner All-Area MVP and has a full ride scholarship to play for Utah State University next year.

Candace Richins

Candace Richins is the Standard-Examiner's volleyball MVP this year. I went pretty simple with this portrait, and I like it.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Beverly Child

Beverly Child lived on the third floor of the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden when she was young and the building had dormitories. In the top photo, she holds a photograph of her younger self in the room she shared with another girl. In the bottom photo, she stands with her paintings, which will be on display at the art center.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Home for Christmas

Just a cute and humorous family portrait in Ogden today...

Capt. Brent Taylor, deployed to Afghanistan with the Army since October, was able to surprise his family and come home for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011


So it was a crazy today in Northern Utah, 90 mph, hurricane-like winds knocked down hundreds of trees, power lines, tipped semis...general mayhem and destruction. Half of Ogden is still without power.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hip Coffee Table: Part II

Now, on to the messy part.

Step 11: Elevate table above a sheet to protect the floor, tape edges of the coffee table:

Step 12: Prepare to mix epoxy. Safety first!

Step 13: Mix resin and hardener vigorously for 2 minutes:

Step 14: Make a mess/spread as evenly as possible on the table in the 10 or 15 minutes before epoxy starts to harden:

Step 15: Make a lil plastic tent to protect the table from dust while it dries (this takes a few hours to set completely and a few days to fully harden):

Step 16: The finished, shiny product!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hip Coffee Table: Part I

Sometimes it's nice to put down your real camera.

Inspiration: Mr. Anthony Soufflé left the top of his Ikea coffee table at my house when he took off for Illinois (he took the legs). He had previously varnished a copy of the New York Times on the table - the Damon Winter Hipstamatic photos from Afghanistan front page. I wanted to do something else with it, and inspiration came to me while laying in bed one night. Hipstamatic photo collage coffee table. Why not?

Step 1: Solicit help from friends with iPhones. Thank you Chris Detrick, Trent Nelson, Djamila Grossman, Ramin Rahimian, Nicholas Draney, Matt Nager, Anthony Soufflé and my sister, Kaleigh, for contributing to my insanity:

Step 2: Google "epoxy" and "polymer" and figure out what those things are. Procure necessary supplies:

Step 3: Make vague estimation of how many photos will physically fit on the table and pick favorites:

Step 4: Size all the photos, because Costco doesn't do custom sizes or fit-to-scale, apparently. Order prints:

Step 5: Trim all photos to square. Get blisters. Decide, on a more realistic level, how many and which photos will go on the table (sorry, Trent):

Step 6: Decide just how many photos of Mike Terry are appropriate on one coffee table:

Step 7: Make vague estimation of layout for photos:

Step 8: Test adhesive methods:

Step 9: Test Polytex solution in well-ventilated area. Protect area from cats:

Step 10: Initially attach photos with tape and trim the edges:

That's it so far. The Polytex "liquid glass" takes several hours to set on the test piece, then I will know the best way to go about adhering and sealing the Hipstamatic prints on the actual table. Until tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sgt. Bitton & Radar

Sgt. Chris Bitton of the Weber County Sheriff's Office gets a smooch from his Belgian Malinois police dog, Radar, at a park in West Haven on their last day of work Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. After 20 years with Weber County, Bitton is leaving to work for the UTA police. Radar, who is 10 years old and primarily became a narcotics dog after losing his canines, will retire to Bitton's backyard.

In Between 3

Friday, November 11, 2011

Aspen Hill Cemetery, Revisited

In 2005, I photographed and light painted (with the master of lighting Dave Black) at Aspen Hill Cemetery in Jackson, Wyo. as part of the Fall Photography at the Summit workshop. I tagged along on a freelance assignment and photo adventure with Djamila Grossman in Jackson last weekend and went back to the cemetery to visit some of the same graves and make photographs. Beautiful snow. Strange things people leave their dead. And nothing much had changed...