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Photography for Michigan Icefest 2017, Climbing, Aerials for a Documentary Film Crew, and More

Photography for Michigan Icefest 2017, Climbing, Aerials for a Documentary Film Crew, and More

Every winter I make the drive up north to Munising, Michigan, to spend a few weeks ice climbing and taking on a few video and photo jobs while there. 2017 was no exception, as my activities included climbing with athletes to flying drones for a Japanese film crew.

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Kayaking the Two Hearted River and Lake Superior, and the Healing Power of Nature

Kayaking the Two Hearted River and Lake Superior, and the Healing Power of Nature

Amidst a tumultuous couple of months that had been jam-packed with video shoots around the country, in early July I found myself in Michigan for my good friend Jakob's wedding. While enjoying a draft german beer at the reception, compliments of Jakob's new father-in-law, Jen and I chatted up our buddy Scott and after about 10 minutes, we had all but planned out specifics for a kayaking trip on the Two Hearted River. Four weeks later, we were on the water, but only after having made an unexpected trip to the animal hospital...

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Michigan Ice Fest and Teaching an Ice Climbing Photography Clinic

Michigan Ice Fest and Teaching an Ice Climbing Photography Clinic

Wow, Bill Thompson and the crew of Downwind Sports did a stellar job at the 2016 Michigan Ice Fest! There were a number of sponsors in the mix this year, led by the charge of Black Diamond as Title Sponsor. We’ve been attending the event for years and this one certainly raised the bar!

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Behind The Scenes of our Video Production for the Peabody Ice Climbing Club

Behind The Scenes of our Video Production for the Peabody Ice Climbing Club

While written articles and word of mouth have their benefits – in this day and age, videos are a superb way to market a business. With this in mind, and after seeing some of the work Mike had done on the Michigan Ice Film, Garrett reached out to us about creating a video that would help show what Peabody Ice Climbing is all about.

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How We Ended Up in Lexington, Kentucky With All of this Bourbon: Our Year-End Recap of Travel, Adventure and Filmmaking

How We Ended Up in Lexington, Kentucky With All of this Bourbon: Our Year-End Recap of Travel, Adventure and Filmmaking

It’s safe to say that when the ball dropped on the evening of December 31st, 2014, I had no idea that in twelve short months I would be writing a summary of my experiences from my new home base in Lexington. I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible, while exploring the notable jobs and events of the year, as well as the decisions that led my partner Jen and I to a somewhat unlikely destination.

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Shooting Video for The Michigan Ice Film, and Living as a Yooper for an Entire Month

Shooting Video for The Michigan Ice Film, and Living as a Yooper for an Entire Month

I got to spend a few weeks helping shoot scenes for the Michigan Ice Film, all about ice climbing in Northern Michigan. I shot, I snowshoed, and I froze my ass off. Here's why.

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