15 Years Ago, My First Film
It took three years to make Pure Sweet Hell. It was painful, fun, frustrating, hopeless, and it set me down the path of making films to this day. This is the full film, just now online for the first time. PSH Premiered in December 2004, and the DVD release was in 2005, distributed by now defunct VAS Entertainment. I still love cyclocross, and every year I go to a few races to shoot photos, if not also pin on a number and turn a few laps.
L'Etape Du Tour de France
Here's a video project I directed for Zwift . These riders took on the ride of their lives in the mountains of France. The Alps are magical and I can't wait to go back someday.
Midnight Half Film with OSR, Trimble Racing and Nike NYC
This was my third time at the Midnight Half, the Orchard Street Runners and Trimble racing collaboration, and now legendary underground running race in New York City. It was great to have support from Nike NYC this time as we were able to make a nice little film about the event and the scene which supports it. I love NYC, and this whole film is a celebration of the characters and spaces that make it so unique.
Featuring Caitlin Philips, Ash Gilbertson, Kim Rodrigues, and the city of New York.
My right hand man, cinematographer Mike Sassano.
Score by Analog People
Design by Jonah Birns
CicLAvia, my favorite day in Los Angeles, for Bicycling Magazine
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I've spent nearly twenty years getting to know Rick Hunter. It was only this year I felt I could write my own story about him. Above is the opening spread from the feature just published by Freehub Mag.
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Launching WEST Skincare
Based on personal work I'd been sharing on instagram, WEST Skincare asked me to help with an overall look and feel for their newly launching brand. I worked closely with WEST over a six month period to build a deep pool of images articulating the spirit of the brand. I incorporated elements of my personal work I'd been making on road trips around the Western US--sometimes more magical thinking than traditional landscape representation. Over many conversations during wind battered camping trips in the desert we came up with a tone for for the non-product photography. When WEST finally had finished product to photograph I also jumped in and helped art direct and execute the photography. It is always nice working with people who want me to use the breadth of my skills in a project.
NYC Shoot for GIRO
I've worked with GIRO for the past 11years. It's great having a long relationship with a consistent team, and where everyone has a lot of trust in each other's work. This shoot came about because I was going to be in NYC for a post-production on an unrelated motion project, and I was able to add a couple days to my stay to produce this shoot. I hired local talent, and a local videographer, and I was able to deliver both still and motion assets to GIRO.