Lately I’ve been interested in playing with colors in my images. I’ve always liked the way Nicholas Winding Refn (Director of Drive, Only God Forgives, Bronson and a bunch of other great films) has used color in his work and wanted to try to do something a little wild like that.
One of the things I love about Omaha is that it’s big enough that it feels like a real city, but small enough that it seems like there’s only ever a few degrees of separation from anyone person. This happened with Brock and Rachelle’s engagement photos – I showed a few of the early shots to my girlfriend and she recognized Rachelle as someone she grew up with and was in the same youth group with. She texted a picture to her mom who sent it off to Rachelle and her mom who were confused how she got it since I hadn’t finished and delivered the session yet.
I absolutely love shooting non-traditional weddings and Emma and Earl’s wedding was anything but.
The two got married on an early Sunday Afternoon at the Lookout Lounge, a music venue where Emma worked and Earl played a number of shows – and eventually proposed to her at one of those shows. The wedding was a short affair that only lasted about two hours and came with one of the most delicious cakes I’ve ever eaten, which was vegan to boot.
Here’s a few photos from their wedding.
The folks over at Proseeds needed a video for the 1 Million Cups Pitch Contest. The contest allows new start-ups to pitch their companies in a one minute video for a chance at $25,000 to grow their businesses.
A few months ago I snapped a few quick photos for Paige and Nelson for their save the date. They have a lot of family in Hawaii and wanted to get the save the dates out as early as possible, but wanted to do an engagement shoot in the fall. So we snagged a few photos back in January and then I made the trip out to South Dakota for a full engagement session.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session.
A long long time ago, I met a man named Kyle Loftis. He was a friend of a coworker who came to hang out at our ice rink one day. He ran a small video company called “1320 Video” that filmed local street and regional street racing events. When I was just getting started he taught me a whole lot of things about photography and inspired me a whole lot.
Since then Kyle has built his small video company into an international brand that covers racing events all over the world. Kyle continues to inspire the hell out of me and I jump at any chance I can to work with him. Every year he hosts a local car show (which ends up being one of the biggest car shows of the midwest) and sometimes he asks me if I’m available to shoot some photos/video of the event.
Anyway, here’s some of my favorite photos from the event.
TBD dance co. performed at KANEKO for their “Storytelling” exhibit. Alongside the performance they also showed a short film featuring the dance collective’s work “One week, One Month, One Year”. The performance was certainly something to watch and difficult to photograph as it took place through-out the KANEKO building in pretty dim lighting. Here’s a few photos from the event:
The folks at KANEKO asked me to come along to the Mauro Fiore talk and snap some photos of the talk. For those of you that don’t know, Fiore has worked on several big name hollywood films as the Director Of Photography – (The guy who plans and designs how the film is shot). Some of his credits include Training Day, Avatar and The Magnificent Seven remake. Here’s a few photos from the event.