Friday, December 4, 2009

Personal Food for Thought

"I don’t think there are many editors who could give me the assignments I give myself.” -Arthur Meyerson

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November in Northern California

Here are some snaps from this past month. I've been working hard with some business items for my photography. Change is coming. Stay tuned. I am so thankful for all the love and support all of you have given me over these years. It gives me strength to keep going further. Happy Thanksgiving everybody. -M

Fall Classic

Alas, my fall sport shooting opportunities are winding down. All of the local teams are finishing up their seasons and I am bummed to see them go. Indoors that is. The northern California fall has been epic this year. Gorgeous colors and a steady 60 degrees. But the inevitable rains are on the way and with them activities and daily assignments will tend to be held indoors. Not necessarily my favorite place to be. Oh if only there was high school downhill skiing in Fairfield. Wishful thinking. Here is some of my recent outdoor fall sport pictures. Best, -M

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Steelheading on the Klamath River

I just got back from a weekend fishing the Klamath River with my buddy Ryan Peterson, travel specialist at The Fly Shop. It was just gorgeous this time of year. The fall colors were really popping. I recently purchased a new Profoto AcuteB 600R power pack and lamp head and decided to test them out this weekend. Oh the possibilities. I think I am just scratching the surface with these images of the fly line ripping off the water. I was really pleased with the results. The best part of the trip was that I finally landed my first (small) steelhead. A long time coming. It was great to be back out on a river.

On a side note, I wanted to thank all of you for your votes and support of my work. The book voting end yesterday on the 9th of November. I really appreciate all of the feedback and comments you all posted. Alas, after getting around 265 votes I don't think I reached enough to make it into the final round of the book judging but I was able to reconnect with many of you and meet some new friends in the process. I look at it as a challenge to improve for the next time. Thanks again everyone. Tight lines, -M

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Seeking the Big Boom - A Glimpse into the new Shopping for Dynamite book

Ever wonder why I named my new photography book "Shopping for Dynamite"? Here is a new commercial I made that gives the back story into how I came to name my book. When my brother Eric and I were in Potosi, Bolivia, we had heard that you could purchase dynamite. We had to check it out. This is what we found. Thanks to everyone who has voted for my book on Keep going! There is still time and I still have a long way to go on the voting front. If you haven't had a chance to vote yet here is a link.

Help your buddy Greener out and spread the word.

Rounding out October

Happy Halloween everybody! -M

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shopping for Dynamite - Book Release

After almost a year of working on this project, I am happy to announce the release of my first coffee table book "Shopping for Dynamite - A Brotherly Adventure to South America." The book documents, through photographs and stories, the six month journey my brother and I made in 2008 backpacking throughout the whole of South America. Hope you all get an opportunity to check it out. Anxious to hear what you all think and please...Spread the word. Thanks. -M

Buy it here.

Looking back on October

I had an awesome October. Just came off an awe inspiring week in upstate New York when I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop Barnstorm XXII. I met a lot of amazing photographers and got a chance to show my work a lot of big wiggs in the journalism industry. I should have some photos up from last weekend soon. I love this time of year.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Week in Review

Here are a couple new shots from the past week. I have been pouring all of my energy into getting my portfolio ready for the Eddie Adams Workshop coming up next week. I can not wait. It promises to be pretty intense. More to come...