Local Love - Colorado MTB by Caveman Collective

A few months ago, I wrote about my opportunity to work with Caveman Collective on a film they produced highlighting 3 Denver based mountain biking brands. They just released the finished piece and I wanted to share a few more stills now that things are out in the wild! Check out the film and give some love to the gents over at Caveman and the 3 great brands we worked with! 


Case Coffee Roasters

I've been in this creative rut lately thats led me to the mentality of "if its interesting, I'll photograph it". I get caught up in only sharing work that reflects the type of photographer I want to be, but the reality is, there's a lot of things that I have appreciation for and want to photograph. Coffee has always been one of them, so when I got the chance to take a few photos of Tim and Kati Case's beautiful shop in Ashland, Oregon a few weeks back, I jumped on it. Tim knows more about the coffee roasting process than you can imagine and was gracious enough to give me the cliff notes. They source their beans from farms all over the world and roast them in small batches. I even got to take home a bag of the batch Tim roasted during this mini session! If you ever find yourself in Ashland, make sure to stop by Case Coffee Roasters. Its sure to put a smile on your face. 

Caveman Collective - Behind the Scenes

I've admired the work of fellow namesake and camera magician Andrew Bydlon, one of the founding members of Caveman Collective, for quite some time now. His comrades Ben Fullerton and Tom Deschenes are passionate storytellers and their desire to give a voice to the mighty do-it-yourself small business owner is prevalent throughout their work. You can bask in all the inspirational glory of their creations here. 

Earlier this month, Andrew invited me to shoot story supporting stills on a project they're producing about 3 companies making great products in the mountain biking industry here in Denver. Here's a couple of my favorite behind the scenes images of the fellas in action.

westerly

The tone and texture of a 9 day trip through the upper west to the great state of Oregon.   

An extra hour

I'd been counting down the days like a kid waiting for Christmas. March 12th was finally here and with it comes that glorious extra daylight. What better way to ring it in than camping and fishing. 

We started the two day exploits off in Browns Canyon fishing the Arkansas. I'd floated that stretch of river on family vacation as a kid a couple times but back then, I had zero interest in fishing. Heck, I was oblivious to the amount of fish swimming below me as I held on tight to that blue tube, zipping over rocks and getting soaked in the rapids. Fast forward 15 years or so and the river hasn't changed much, but my priorities sure have. 

A day full of taking turns through productive runs, heckling the shit out of anyone who missed a hook set and hiking the better part of 4 miles up and down river, we were beat. The promise of campfire grilled brats kept the good vibes rolling. The full moon crept over the horizon with a forceful glare, illuminating the valley we found ourselves tucked into for the night. All was right in the world, and the world consisted of Coors Lite and fish stories. 

Day two brought the sights and wind of the all too familiar Dream Stream. A river smack dab in the middle of a wind tunnel can drive you mad if you let it. 

All in all, the trip was a success. Made a couple new fishy friends, fished a new river and had a blast doing it.