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Taking a detour from the kind of work I normally shoot, Country Living magazine recently gave me the opportunity to shoot The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado for an upcoming piece they're doing on historic hotels throughout the U.S. The Stanley Hotel is 104 years old and it's where Stephen King was staying in Room 217, the hotel's most haunted room, when he came up with the idea for The Shining.
The shoot took place midday on a Saturday, which was a challenge given the constant stream of weekend tour groups buzzing around as well as a wedding taking place, but it worked out and I was happy with what I captured. Look for some of these images in the upcoming July/August issue of Country Living.
One of my favorite publications to shoot for, This Is Fly, gave me the chance to shoot another feature for them, this time about fly fishing on the iconic Fryingpan River near Aspen, Colorado. The writer and I went out there for a day, driving 400 miles round trip and shooting photo and video for about 8 hours before getting back to Denver around midnight. With fish caught, trail mix eaten, and memory cards full, the story was successfully shot. Look for it in the June/July issue of This Is Fly coming out any day now.
Lately I've been interested in shooting video alongside the photo assignments I'm shooting. As I was shooting photos for the story in This Is Fly, I also shot a concept ad idea for Simms fishing products. My idea was to let the simplicity and solitude of being out there alone fly fishing, without cell service or any other distractions, speak for itself. I'm looking forward to incorporating more video work into my photo assignments for clients down the road!