Outside Magazine Feature / First Art Show

Keeping true to my word, my lofty aspirations of inactivity have been going extremely well. This blog hasn't been touched in 3 MONTHS! WOW. I feel pretty damn accomplished. That's the key to success, just set the bar very low.

That being said, I did set some actual "lofty goals" in 2017. First, I wanted to get my photography featured in a local art show or gallery. Secondly, I wanted to be featured in print, whether that be a magazine, newspaper, wanted poster, anything.

I applied for the annual art show known as "Terrain" with my Big Four Ice Cave photo from the previous year titled "Mouth of Yowie" and I was accepted! This year marked their 10th show and their biggest turnout ever. I had a huge metal print made for the event this last October. I had intended on writing a blogpost for that, but instead here's a quick sentence. It was a great experience, I met tons of awesome people, Emily stuck by me both nights and helped interact with people and I love her to death.

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Terrain 10

Cheesin' by my photo.

Oh, and also I bootlegged prints out of my backpack because I didn't turn my prints in on time. And also, also, Saranac Public House has the best cheese sauce for pretzel dipping ever. I'd also recommend taking shots of it. It's that good.

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Mouth of Yowie

Photo featured in Spokane's "Terrain 10" 

Grab a physical print for your wall here!

Or grab the Jan/Feb '18 Issue of Outside Magazine!

After being accepted to Terrain with my ice cave photograph, I figured I'd send it off to a few publications and magazines to see if they would be interested in using it. The top of my list was Outdoor Photographer, Outside Magazine and a few others. To my surprise, I received an email back from Outside Magazine saying they'd love to feature my photo in the "Exposure" section of the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue! And they wanted to do a two-page spread! 

 

The fact that they let an amateur like me into their magazine inspires me to no end. This is a publication that truly wants to see underdog photographers succeed. I highly recommend submitting your photos to the Exposure section of the publication because, I mean, you got nothing to lose! 

I couldn't be happier with finishing my 2017 goals just in time for 2018! I don't have next years intentions quite yet, but you can guarantee you won't hear about them for at least another 3 or 5 months. Thanks for reading!
 

Katy Gribbin Senior Photos

Took a little time off from binge-watching 30 Rock to take some senior photos for my sister Katy. Here's a few of my top shots. We went deep into the Coeur d'Alene forest to one of my favorite locations that I'm reluctant to share. I'll give you a hint, it's near some trees.

After we got all the shots she needed, we explored the surroundings a bit more.

On the road up, I couldn't help but notice a strange orange bag tied to a string, just laying on the ground. I went to investigate and it turned out to be a parachute! I picked it up and turned over a large limp tag only to find a huge "DO NOT TOUCH" warning. I threw it back onto the ground in confusion. After Emily tugged on the string for a while we noticed it was attached to a box high up in the tree. I gave it a good pull and snapped the string. The box tumbled to the ground.

And it was...drum roll...a weather balloon! Apparently they are operated by NOAA to collect weather information. There is a mailing address for me to send it back so they can recover the data and I plan on doing that soon. Such a weird thing to find. 

I should've taken a photo but I did not. Maybe I'll snag one before I ship it off.

After that we planned to explore an old abandoned mining facility, but after a few steps into the building, we realized that that was a stupid idea. It was incredibly dark, we had one flashlight and there were some weird inhuman noises coming from the depths of the building. So, in the words of Emily, "NOPE". Maybe in October I'll be ready for spooky-ness of that aptitude. 
 

New Website Theme

I'm mostly writing this because I need at least one blog post to have a blog on my page, but I fully plan on using this blog as somewhat of a journal. Like most of my journals, it'll probably last about a week, but I figure I'll give it a try or two. I'm also gonna do some tutorials, prose, reviews and suggestions when I can.

New website design! Oooo Ahhh.

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