Recently I had the chance to collaborate with one of Australia's best surf publications called "Foam Symmerty" in creating an editorial feature on the multi-talent and one-of-a-kind character Colin Whitbread. This was a really unique opportunity to creative direct, design and photograph the entire feature, start to finish. We all wanted to create something different from the normal interview that you see in most magazines and do something that really stood out from the pack. The series of five spreads were crafted around Colin's corky personality... from the wirting, to the design and layout, to overall photography style, we even incorporated some of his own artwork. Look forward to more similar projects in the near future.
To end 2013, the Inertia wrapped up with the second annual Portfolio Challenge which featured 18 of the best portfolios we ran over the past 12 months. The site, for a few weeks’ time, was more chock full than usual of incredible images–a garden of eye candy from all over the world. The Inertia Editorial Team selected a winner–The Editors’ Pick–San Diego’s Myles McGuinness. Myles pulled it out due to numerous striking shots–the shot at Blacks Beach of the kneeling surfer gives viewers a sense of what the light can do at that place. Another one he seared into our mind’s eyes features Colin Whitbread hanging (almost) ten on a golden wave.
Had a blast shooting Bob Burnquist skating a half pipe floating on Lake Tahoe.
Behind the Scenes for Visit California “Once upon a time ad agency Mering Carson came upon a photo of a floating skate ramp. They thought it was a totally cool idea, but when we did a little research, we discovered the image was a fake—someone’s Photoshopped fantasy. Bummer, we thought—but then we got inspired. “Let’s build our own,” we cried, “and let’s have pro skater Bob Burnquist skate on it—in Lake Tahoe!” Somehow our crazy idea seemed just fine to Bob, who had his own designers join us for four days to build this ramp “floating” above Lake Tahoe.”